(gotta get my drink that's right)

hmmm, feel like myself for the first time in forever. have been a raving bitch at work and for some reason people eat it up. *glories in the fear she inspires* I should say respect, shouldn't I? Won't though. :P

Also stopped in a video store and rented several Man From Uncle tapes! I will geek out with glee.

For some reason, got lost in thought thinking about alchemy, and Full Metal Alchemist, and Jung, and Faust, and Marlowe and then luckily was snapped out of it by watching the rather amazing husband/wife rape scene on Dynasty. In which really super sorry hubby Blake is forgiven after getting his wifey some flowers. Then he gets mad at her for pawning some emeralds to help her friend/ex-boyfriend. Um...you raped her...so that trumps all arguments. Personally, since she chose to stay with the ass anyway, I say she guilts him for the rest of his life. All of this taking place after the "gay" son sleeps with the same ex-boyfriend's wife who just got out of the mental hospital. At the risk of sounding like a hypocritical slasher, sticking your penis repeatedly in a vagina don't make you gay. Neither does barely embracing your "lover".

In other gay news...watched Gary Oldman have group sex in a bathroom in "Prick Up Your Ears". Kind of hot, movie was boring though. Then watched Samurai Champloo. It isn't the greatest show (you can tell where the story is heading) but...wow.... They go where Cowboy Bebop only hinted. Also, I bought Last of the Mohicans...which isn't gay news so much as REALLY F'ING HOT DANIEL DAY-LEWIS news. Damn that's hot.
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( Jan. 26th, 2005 10:45 pm)
I am trying to distract myself from a certain...unpleasantness...I discovered today. And so, more film recs. Slashy and nonslashy alike.

B. Monkey-- My current film obsession. As close to James and Rene as I can imagine, even if it does involve a man and a woman. Crazy jewel thief Beatrice (B.) who can get into anything (hence, Monkey) is getting tired of her life and wants, secretly to be a good girl. And she is noticed by an innocent, very very good English schoolteacher, and they start to date. Quite awkwardly, despite their attraction, as they are just too different. But he...gasp...has faith in her. And even though people from her old life want her back, and she is finding it hard to settle down, she loves him. Also featuring soundtrack with old jazz classics and Portishead. Directed by the director of Il Postino (soon to direct {hopefully} Marlowe/Shakespeare movie with Johnny Depp) who hand chose this project after his Oscar nomination for that. So so good. Rupert Everett and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (sp?) as her friends, angry twisted gay couple.

Elizabeth--So it futzes the timeline a bit. So what? It's gorgeous Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I and has gorgeous lines, gorgeous dresses and gorgeous fucking. Geoffry Rush....what more is there to say? Decadent and beautiful and dramatic and lush. Fanny Ardant at her hottest as Mary of Guise. True to the spirit of the history I suppose, if the facts are blurry. The dialogue is so strangely hot and amusing. "You are wearing a dress, Your Grace" in a dry English voice suddenly becomes the funniest thing you've ever heard.

My Beautiful Laundrette-- a young and hot Daniel Day Lewis in this story of racial tensions in a poor section of London, where the Pakistani immigrants have jobs and Brit street punks are on dole like everyone else. Omar and Johnny were childhood friends, and perhaps more, until Omar got a chance to go away to college and Johnny ended up a punk with racist friends. The racial tensions and differences are shown in a sympathetic, but not an easy, way. It's money, more than everything else, that causes the resentment. At the same time, there is a love story going on. Johnny and Omar are struggling to see if they can be together and forgive, if not forget, the past. Features some of the most naturally portrayed and seriously hot boy on boy action in any serious drama. Long and slow and drawn out. As well as some wonderful flirting. "eyelash!" heh. Mostly this movie is a tease though...leaving the best bits to the imagination.

That Touch of Pink-- Gayboy Londoner Alim has a problem. Well several. One, his traditionalist Muslim mother is coming to visit and doesn't know he's gay. *And* he's got the ghost of Cary Grant following him around and giving him advice. This movie is...too cute. The premise sounds a bit ridiculous but it's worth it, especially for fans of Cary Grant films (some of the dialogue is lifted directly from them). Because what Alim think is the problem isn't really the problem at all. He has to learn to understand his mother, and the culture he comes from, and who better to teach him than Cary?

A Room With A View-- The best of the Merchant/Ivory films (all too easy to mock, as Eddie Izzard does the best. Room With a View--of Hell). Super repressed Brits at their hottest and weirdest. Turn of the (last) century innocent English girl (Helena Bonham Carter) longing for a room with a view...and then getting a view...of naked Julian Sands. Actually, the scene where he cries out her name in the field and then storms over to her and kisses her...sigh...marvelous. Of course, then you get an hour and a half of denial of feelings and sexual confusion. (Passion? What is passion?)Features DDL once more as uptight fiancee and kinky Rupert Graves pre-Maurice hotness. (I will review that at another time). A quietly romantic movie, and strangely amusing too.


That's enough for now. Though must un-rec a certain type of fanfic, again. NO MPREG! EVER! KNOCK THAT SHIT OFF AND SATISFY YOUR SICK BABY FANTASTIES ELSEWHERE! GO FUCKING HAVE ONE OF YOUR OWN. THERE IS NO CERVIX INSIDE OF A MAN AND THERE NEVER WILL BE AND WHAT IN THE HELL MAKES YOU THINK THE IDEA OF A BABY COMING OUT OF A MAN'S *ASSHOLE* IS HOT OR RELEVANT OR NECCESSARY TO ANY STORY EVER WRITTEN? JESUS! I won't name the fandom, but I just read the most disturbing *Christmas Carol* retelling slash fic with an MPREG in it.
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