Category "Music, cinema, TV, books..."
I had watched True Blood once, and I wasn't convinced. But when I connected this morning on the Internet, the whole homosphere was buzzing on the episode broadcast yesterday in the USA. I did a quick search on Youtube and I understood why:
Even gay porn is not as exciting, I'M A FAN!
However, this scene reminds me of that scene in Six Feet Under (a series by the same creator, Alan Ball) in which a pregnant Brenda was dreaming she was kissing her brother.
Alan Ball is mad, I love him!
So, despite the disaster that the first one was, they still managed to find money to make Sex and the City 2. I'm blown away.
Is it gonna be like these terrible endless slasher series, falling into the screenwriting depths of hell? Like Halloween, whose last episode was happening in a reality TV show? Or like Friday 13, whose Jason X was occurring in a spaceship?
In Sex and the City XIII, Samantha would become an ACTUAL maneater. Miranda would castrate her husband, Charlotte would turn into a giant marshmallow and marry the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. And Carrie would become crazy, run out of money to buy shoes, sleep on the streets and kill poodles with her Manolo Blahniks to eat. And I would go and see that!
I don't know for you, but I have the feeling that the entire world is getting more and more nervous... Maybe it's the economic crisis and the foretold cataclysm that are heating up the minds.
In her latest interview with NME, Sri Lanka singer M.I.A defends her video Born Free, directed by Romain Gavras, who is far from anonyminty. It shows armed members of the american authorities kidnapping young red-haired men, taking them to the desert and then forcing them to walk on a minefield. While the bodies are exploding of blood and flesh, M.IA can be heard singing "I was boooooooorn free!" Have a look.
So, in her interview, M.I.A defends her video, saying that Justin Bieber, the new marshmallow idol (a 16-year-old American), had made far more atrocious material. I understand what she means.
She also said that she "was rich enough now to have you killed". She's hilarious!
Since it's Lady Gaga's concert tonight in France, a quote by Joanna Newsom:
Fair enough: she is the new Madonna, but Madonna's a dumb-ass!
Yesterday, I saw the worst reality TV show ever. It's called Miss Swan, it's about choosing women with a physical complex and turn them into beauty queens.
So they choose the most lost women, who are not even ugly, lock them up in a castle and deprive them of mirrors and food. For 3 months, they are on a diet, see a psychotherapist (who must have sold her soul to the devil to take part of this show) and, worst of all, make them go through A LOT of cosmetic surgery. I don't know why but they all needed a rhinoplasty, inflating their upper lip, a lifting (even if they're 30!) and liposuccion (what's the diet for then?!).
As three months of extreme makeover end up boring the spectators, the production team found some tricks to add some drama, even if they have to torture the candidates. So, you see the presenter, who looks like a caricature, going after the most obese candidate and make her see that she doesn't get into her fancy black dress and that if she doesn't want to look like a fatty, she'd better make some efforts with food, blah blah blah... For the other one, we get shocking revelations: "My husband cheated on me and that's why I think I'm ugly!!" The most horrible thing is that these poor women went through heavy surgery and start crying although they can hardly move their face muscles because of the bandages of the lifting and the rhino... It's nearly cynical.
At the end of the show, all the beauty experts meet in the main room (they all look like Ken and Barbie, most of them went through cosmetic surgery as well) and congratulate themselves about the work they've done on each candidate: "Oh yeah, she really needed that nose job!" Then, they let the woman they're talking about come in and so we see the result of the transformation... Suspense!
That was so horrible, she looked like the very stereotype of the american dumbass. (I have nothing against Americans, just dumbass.)
The women were then, one after the other, placed in front of a mirror, a thing they had not seen for 3 months, and they started crying and stuff. The experts surrounded them to congratualte them and accept them into what looked like the kingdom of beautiful people, or some sort of superior caste. The dumbass presenter dared ask a candidate: "Don't you think that, now, the outside honours the inside?"
Every candidate said she now felt much better about herself, blah blah blah... giving credit to the idea that cosmetic surgery can fix every problem. The shrink siad though that her work helped the girls accepting themselves as they were. Shame they are not "as they were" anymore!
And then, they made the candidates compete against each other and chose the best, the most beautiful. It was a terrible slap in the face for the loser: you've been given shit for 3 months, but you're still uglier than somebody else! Bam!
Now I will let you meditate this quote of Margaret Cho:
I get really upset when I see young women getting liposuccion and breast implants. How is it that any different than foot binding? How is it? I don't know, plastic surgery is supposed to do something for your spirit, to make you feel good about yourself, but to me it's just brainwashing, manipulation and mutilation of women! I'm still gonna get it, but I...!
Wandering around Cazzo Film, I saw something simply mind-blowing. I don't know if you're gonna notice it, have a look:
Did you spot it? Yes, the third guy from the left, Tim Kruger: a porn actor who SMILES and LOOKS LIKE A NICE GUY! Yeah, all the guys in the gay porn industry try to have this deep, dark look to make themselves look like sexy beasts, but in the end, they all look dumb. A guy who smiles and wears a shirt, that's a big change, he nearly looks like the ideal son-in-law.
I did some research on that dude and I discovered he has been in a relationship for years and that he and his man had created an amateur-looking porn site. which proves that gay pornstars can be reliable lovewise (I mean, if you accept open relationships), that they have an arse but also a heart! It reminded me that experience which would explain why single women are more attracted to married men because it proved, paradoxically, that they were trustworthy and ready to commit. thus, I wondered if Tim Kruger produced the same effect on his audience.
Then, I discovered, in my Facebook suggestions I think (!), Colby Keller. So, first, you can be impressed by the size of his hair when you compare it with his colleagues.
Then, he looks like Mr Really BIG... and like Peter Krause as well.
Next, he's got very funny pictures such as this one:
At last, he's also a painter.
Oh, and also, he can make strong statements on his condition.
So, gay porn actors don't only have a dick, they also have brains!
(Incidentally, regarding Mister Keller, he also has a blog, a Twitter, and is followed by a completely obsessed fan who maintains a Tumblr dedicated to him. No, I am NOT this person!)
I wonder. Is it a new marketing strategy, trying to make pornstars look like ideal men, in order to make them look even more attractive? Or are gay porn spectators changing, they are bored with sex only, they now also want feelings and wit?! anyway, it's annoying because it makes competition on the love market much harder: now you can't just be either a sex bomb or a romantic or an intellectual, you have be the three of them!
People get bored really quickly because they are subjected to constant stimulations, it's like they are on crystal meth or something! So we are at a point that people are listening to music so fast that they can't even hear it! If we keep going like that, in 10 years, they will be in dark rooms with headphones just shaking their heads... listening to music streamed in the real time on the internet... before the music is even made. And maybe the music will even make itself!
I love Clark.
Lady Gaga sings SHIT. During my trip in Latin America, I've heard her everywhere! I have been waiting for the moment when I could spit all the bad things I wanted to say about her on my blog. She's always using these stupid melodies that it is impossible to get off your head.
CAN'T READ MY CAN'T READ MY CAN'T READ MY NO YOU CAN'T READ MY POKER FACE!
I saw a video of her at french music show Taratata...
WOW! First of all, I was very impressed by one thing: SHE CAN PLAY! After the load of crap successful singers we've got in our generation, that is impressive! So, she writes, composes and sings. Shit, yes, but still, respect!
Also, flashing her knickers to the public while getting them to sing, that's performance. Britney Spears would never have done that! She would have landed on stage, danced her crap choregraphy and then left without even saying anything to the audience. There, Gaga surprised us!
Likewise, when you look back at the past decade, everything was so... sophisticate, like, sanitized. All MTV videos looked alike, everyone dressed the same, nothing came out of the ordinary. Lady Gaga has a very different style, not music-wise but aesthetic-wise. She's completely into the praise of money and beauty, like everybody else, but she's also into the burlesque, and that's a real breath of fresh air, you nearly feel like in the 80ies, Rita Mitsouko revival. She dresses like a crazy woman and she doesn't hesitate, in her videos, in dancing a choregraphy in a fast food where she cooks poisoned sandwiches and kills all the customers. I am nevertheless gutted that Björk (I was a real fan) was mocked at by the entire world for her excentric wardrobe whereas Lady Gaga is praised for it, anyway... She also trying to shock as much as possible, like when she's kissing that butch girl in her latest video, Telephone.
As my twinsister said, "she's not like Katie Perry who sings I Kissed A Girl but you see nothing!".
Something I like about her is that she's committed. As a bisexual, she took part of the protests in the USA against Prop 8, raised money for Haïti and awareness for HIV.
At her age and such a lightning success (Time named her the most influential person on the planet!), she may weary very quickly, like a financial bubble. But hey, thinking about it, another one had a lightning success at a young age while singing shit, and was not promised to a great fate: I have the feeling that this is indeed the new Madonna.
Do you remember Alizée? If you are from the UK, you should have heard this, about 10 years ago...
Since I've been in Peru, I've seen pictures of Alizée everywhere. Not that she's famous here... Actually her face is used in every poster for... orthodontists.
Here, in Trujillo:
And I've seen more of them... So, has Alizée got a contract with the dentists organization in Peru? Has she been elected Miss World Teeth? Or is it just randomness? The mystery remains...
Watch until the end, it's worth it.
I think I heard about her the first time at Matoo's.