R.I.P Elizabeth Taylor

 

Nerdgasm

February 21, 2011 2 comments

Multi-purposed designs make my nerd-brain explode.  Anything that has more than one function or configuration amazes me, particularly in living space.

Resource Furniture has designed these amazing pieces of furniture that can transform for multiple functions.

 

 

WANT!!!!

 

 

 

Nicole Kidman has a wife

The role opposite Nicole Kidman in The Danish Girl has been cast.  Rachel Weisz is set to play Gerda to Kidman’s Einer/Lili.  The Danish Girl tells the story of the first MTF sex re-assigment surgery and is based on the book by David Ebershoff.  Gerda is Einer/Lili’s wife. Kidman and Weisz are being direct by Lasse Halstrom.

 

The film is set to come out in July.  Halstrom said of Kidman playing a man, “Kidman looks great as a man. This guy looked very good, he was not the lumberjack type.”

I could write more but that photo is very distracting.

Kinda Want

Skins US vs UK: Part Two

February 9, 2011 3 comments

I , unlike, so many fans of the UK original series was willing to give Brian Elsley the benefit of the doubt when I heard he was re-making SKINS for the U.S.  I’m not generally a fan of remakes but, in the case of SKINS, starting from the beginning was an unfortunate necessity for our prudish American minds.  Media outlets are already concerned about whether or not SKINS US can technically be considered child pornography (here and here).  Things kicked off when its was made aware that in the 3rd episode (airing January 31st) the character Chris Collins (UK version of Chris Miles) gets locked out of his house and runs down the street naked.  Parents Television Council came raining down on the show calling it the “most dangerous program that has ever been foisted on your children”. I wonder if we analyzed other American shows the way these people are shredding apart the morality of Skins how much content would be left.  If you’re less concerned about your teen watching a guy punch a girl in the face on reality TV but not watch some fake 17 year olds make out or have sex  on a scripted drama then  there may be something wrong here.   Snookie got punched in real life by a real person.  The Jersey Shore isn’t even listed on PTC site as a reviewed TV shows.

So kids. Fake tv sex=not okay. Real violence against women= eh.

I wanted to wait until I had gotten a few episodes in before passing judgment because Skins US is a strange case.  Anyone familiar with the UK version (read: watched all 4 series in a month like I did) can’t help but compare the two. Fresh off the heals of the last series 4 finale I can already tell there are a few major choices  MTV made that may have been the wrong one. Whats skins needed to do to win me over was come from left field, really blow my mind and prove it can stand on its own. I needed to see USA teens as complex human beings and not the lemming trash I currently think they are.  What did MTV do? Stole every god damn shot from the UK version they could.

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The Chicago Code

February 8, 2011 1 comment

Guys,  I didn’t think I’d be interested in watching a cop show that didn’t have an element of lady loving in there (even if  it’s just made up by me in subtext).

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

My criteria for loving a  tv show is it must include one or more of the following:

lesbians and/or subtext

spell casting

science fiction

vampires

mythology

british people

lauren graham

See? Cops not on the list.  Not even lady cops.

Last night, however, after watching the This Just Out interview with UH HUH HER about a million times and missing Alice.  Just alice. some of my favorite L Word people I decided to check out The Chicago Code.

Right off the bat, Shawn Ryan (creator of The Shield) made a great decision.  He cast J. Beals as Teresa Colvin, Chicago’s first female superintendent.

Beals is incredible as alpha dog.  It reminded me of all the great times we had with Bette.  JB is pretty much perfect at being fierce and vulnerable all at the same time which is enough to give you a fierce but vulnerable hard-on (?).

The basic premise is that Colvin, only six months in the role of superintendent, decides to take on the corruption in Chicago starting with Alderman Ronin Gibbons, the man who endorsed her position. The VO throughout threw me off a bit

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