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Friday, March 31, 2006

The Greatest Movie Never Made - Yet. 



I just got back from the fabulous Whitney Museum as I was there to check out the Bi-ennial on "Pay What You Wish" Friday. The highlight is a faux trailer of a remake of Caligula. It's introduced by Gore Vidal and boasts a cast that includes Helen Mirren, Karen Black, Michelle Phillips, Benicio Del Toro (in a turn that would do Tony Curtis proud) and Courtney Love in the best performance of her life.

It's sprawling, decadent and very graphic. A genius work. I am firmly convinced that there will not be a film released this or even next year that will be as epic and hilarious as this trailer. It's fantastic. If you're in New York, go to the Bi-ennial before it ends. If you're not, try and find it somehow or get your asses out here to see it. My friend Liza and I watched it four times tonight - it's running on a loop.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

HA! 

These things make me laugh for various reasons. I don't normally make lists, but it's been something I have been thinking about lately.

Here goes:

Hypocrites (I'm looking at you, Isaac Hayes).

People who worry that Gay marraige will lead to Polygamy - as if that's a bad thing, which leads to..

The idea that marraige is a sacred institution. Granted, your own marraige can and should be sacred to you. But in a general sense (and in the words of Chris Rock), "this shit ain't sacred!"

The phrase "Oscar Worthy".

The Colbert Report. Stephen, I still heart you even though you won't put it in me.

The O'Reilly Factor. Does anyone take this guy seriously?

The G train. Really? Why do you exist?

The term "emo". It reminds me of the comedian.

The recent literary hoaxes (but you already knew that).

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Literary Hoaxes - In or Out? 

In. Definitely In.

First it was the revelation that James Frey's "memoirs" of a former drug addict were not entirely true. This discovery made Oprah look like an asshole, so she had to take it out on the guy on her TV show. Talk about expert backpeddling. And I can only imagine that those of her followers who actually wanted to sue Frey feel like dicks for blindly assuming that anything that anyone writes is true. Who better to take out their anger on than the perpetrator of the "lies" that they so willingly swallowed. One of the best and funniest stories of 2006 so far.

Now I've just found out, and it's been sort of confirmed in the last month, that JT LeRoy, author of such astonishing "memoirs" of his fucked up childhood as "Sarah" and "The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things" is a hoax. He doesn't exist as we all thought. The 20-something year old transgendered who survived an absolutely harrowing existence only to become a literary darling and supposed buddy of Madonna is really the creation of a 40 year old woman from San Francisco named Laura. Sounds just like ME, but...uh....not.

For at least one side of the story, Check this out. May phony memoirs become the new trend! Especially if it makes asses out of talk show hosts.

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