Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Paris is Burning - a classic. Not only does this documentary highlight gay counterculture in NYC, the origin of 'Vogueing', and fabulousness in general, it is visually amazing as well. I love gritty Manhattan footage from the days when New York was a dangerous, thrilling place. I love the stories and heartbreak that spill onto the streets. I remember the first time I ever set foot on the concrete of that city and how I could actually feel the energy of the city travel through me - the city was an entity, a being....and I was in love. That was in 1983, and this film is a trigger for the way I felt back then. It also makes me unspeakably happy that all the people in this film were so proud of who they were and had found a place in life where they were not only happy and accepted, but adored and celebrated, a full 20 years before the rest of America was even THINKING about following suit.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
All the President's Men - Oh, Dustin and Robbie - you may be more of a masturbatory fantasy than Paulie boy and Robbie. And coming together in such a - well, metal way...is just fabulous. The fact that the Wash Po offices had to be recreated because they wouldn't let the boys tinker on the lawn? Well, that just makes everything seem even more amazing. Sorry - have been out of town for 4 weeks and not really giving a shit about this blog right now. Hubby is playing Rock Band and taunting me. Good night!
*Yeah, I was pretty buzzed when I wrote that. Please excuse the rambling and just know that it is a great movie and I love it.