Fans of the movie-musical remake of Hairspray, I implore you to watch the original 1988 movie, because it is far less “sanitized” and defanged the way the John Travolta version is…plus, absolutely NO ONE does it like Divine as Edna Turnblad. (Also, Ricki Lake as Tracy is freaking awesome.)
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So, I’m currently (re)watching the movie Cruel Intentions, which I have not seen in years. I remember how ~scandalous~ it was when it first came out, when I was in high school, because Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) was suddenly a brunette and saying curse words, and Pacey from Dawson’s Creek (Joshua Jackson) was playing a gay dude and had bleached hair. And I also remember how certain scenes in the movie were extremely arousing to me…because when you’ve never had even the tiniest bit of sex, you have no idea yet what is personally arousing to you; it’s the entire concept of sex in general that is arousing.
But looking at it now, I have no idea how I ever got turned on by this stuff because it is all SO FUCKING CHEESY AND AWFUL. Hahaha. I mean, first of all, I want to slap the shit out of the two main characters. They’re horrible people—Sebastian (Ryan Philippe) only marginally less because he’s at least open about his assholeness. But Kathryn (Gellar) is manual strangulation-worthy because she’s one of those chicks who manipulates everyone by being the most two-faced, fakest fake ever to fake. UGH.
So yeah. The ludicrousness of their sexual flirtations aside, any potential arousal is gone simply because their personalities are so horrible, and I am at the point in my own sexual and mental development where I cannot be turned on by just the physical acts. If the people involved are soulless douchecanoes, ain’t no way it’s gonna do a thing for me.
Anyway…yeah. I also don’t know what to do with the dialogue some of these people say: “I hate it when things don’t go my way. It makes me so…horny.” WHAT. Just…..WHAT. I don’t know how the actors delivered their lines with a straight face. This movie is so fucking ridiculous. Hahaha.
Earlier today, I was watching Double, Double, Toil and Trouble on TV. It’s a made-for-TV movie from like 1993 that stars Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, and Cloris Leachman in a dual role (and Will from “Will & Grace” in a before-he-was-famous role as MK+A’s father. WHAT EVEN). The one thing I remember about the movie is that evil-Cloris Leachman scared the shit out of me when I watched it as a kid, and I had to cover my eyes at one or two points. Rewatching it now, though, I realize that evil-Cloris Leachman is completely freaking hilarious and way more awesome than good-Cloris Leachman, and I just could not stop cracking up laughing watching her. It always amazes me, how the things that scare you as a kid end up being so very funny as an adult…
You know, it’s funny….I’ve been seeing that “Unique Music Questions” meme going around, and I haven’t had any impulse to reblog it because I know I could not answer the questions. So many of my friends are really into music, on this deep level, and I’m just not. I have music that I love, don’t get me wrong…but I don’t have this sort of music “know-how” or personal investment in music that my friends do, and I feel like there must be something wrong with me because of it.
My personal investment is more in TV shows and movies—I have an encyclopedia in my brain for them and have characters and things that have changed my world or this or that…basically, what music is to my friends, TV/movies are to me. And I know that that should be okay, but…I guess I just wish I had that “music” connection that my friends do—both to music itself, and to each other. Then again, I’ve never had an easy time connecting to people anyway, so maybe TV/movies are more suited to solitary soul like me. Who knows…
So can we discuss Lulu in To Sir, With Love for a moment, and how utterly clueless I am that I didn’t know she sang that song/it came from this movie? And I’ve never seen her hair this short, either. And this dress she is wearing…I NEED IT. HOW FABULOUS IS THIS DRESS, SERIOUSLY? So much love for all of the fashions in this movie.
Man…I know I’m a big Monkees fan and all, but I think Davy was out of his mind for cheating on/dumping Lulu. GO TEAM LULU!
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law on “The Graham Norton Show” in 2011, promoting Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. [x]