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Tarhearted
Brooklyn, NY
Shut up. GOD!
Interests: rats, art, atheism, brooklyn, sobriety, buttons, hair extensions, records, burritos, b movies, old pop songs about teenagers who die tragically in car accidents, gays, avoiding work, blow jobs, high waisted jeans, vintage models, punk, the internet, super 8, judgement.
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@ isaac I haven't forgotten Heathers. It's probably one of my top five favorite movies of all time. I just don't consider it a "rebellion" film. I guess it could be, but I just didn't think of it as part of this sub genre.
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2009 on LET US SPEAK OF PAT BENATAR. at Tarhearted.
Oy. I'm exhausted. I didn't mean to send the debate off on a tangent, and it's obvious that I have no way of knowing whether the characters in "Pulp Fiction" are gay or not. I was only pointing out that I, as somebody with a hare trigger reaction to homophobia and has somebody who has spent my entire adult life crusading for gay rights, didn't even think that Tarantino's work might be homophobic. (I can't speak for "Reservoir Dogs" because I haven't seen it since it came out and I was in, like, 7th grade.) Contrary to what some on this forum might say, I am not an unsophisticated movie goer either. Sheesh.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2009 on Inglurious However-You-Spell-It at Parabasis
Hope cheated. I say we declare no winner and pretend it never happened. Okay, fine. Congratulations, Hope.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2009 on Contest Answers and Winner! at Parabasis
Oh, but I will go with the crowd on Long Duck Dong. Yikes.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2009 on A Classic Example at Parabasis
I'm going to have to side with Joshua James on this one. Kind of. I think the movie does work a lot in antiquated gender expectations. Ted is a geek because he lacks masculinity: things like aggression, control, dominance over females. He's put in his place by Sam, the girl in the neckbrace, and Caroline. We constantly see Ted trying to reconcile the douche bag his peers expect him to be and the sensitive person he actually is. He's repeatedly derided as a 'fag'. Joshua is quite right when he points out that Caroline is always in control. She's older, bigger, and yields way more power than him. And both of them are drunk, not just her. When they wake up the next day (and by the way, am I the only person who thought the joke was that they never actually had sex?)it's Ted who walks away with a new found maturity and understanding of sexuality, not Caroline.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2009 on A Classic Example at Parabasis
@ Kevin. T That's because it wasn't a Nickelodeon show. It was Canadian and Nickelodeon just had the good sense to air it. It was so, so good.
@Justin Hi! How are you? Thank you for stopping by! And thanks for your kind words. I really liked Drop, and in fact liked most of the plays that won. My entry isn't so much about Sam French. It's actually a rare example of something merit based in theater, otherwise somebody like me never would have made it as far as I did. Okay, I'll get off my blue collar, pinko socialist soap box. Seriously, I meant just that it's rough, you know? Especially that even playwrights who are "successful" still don't make as much money as I do in my low end tv job. Do you know that a writer making their living solely through theater, a quote unquote successful playwright, makes 25k a year? That's less than the lowest paid person in my office. Blech. I guess I'm just wondering if I should shift my expectations and just do this as a hobby. Just make theater for my friends and their friends (which is really what I've been doing anyway) and be happy with that without trying to get so-called legitimate theater people to like my work. You know? To quote an internet friend, "Trying to be a playwright is like trying to be a unicorn." P.S. Up With (Some) People is great the way it is, thank you very much! :)
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2009 on CRY BABY. at Tarhearted.
The whole "religious freedom will be threatened" argument against gay marriage is a ruse. Religious institutions should be (and ususally are) allowed to discriminate against us homos all they'd like. Unless of course they're funded in part by the government or receive tax exempt status. The problem with the New Jersey gazebo case you mention is not that a church is having their "freedom of religion" impeded upon, but that said gazebo is state funded in a state where gay marriage is legal. Similarly, the Mormon church is largely responsible for funding Prop 8 in California and is now trying to hide exactly how much money they put into passing their religion based prop in a secular government. Their tax exempt status should go. The churches can't have it both ways anymore. It's pitiful that these bigots would posture themselves as victims. Churches get more "special rights" than any other group in the United States.
Toggle Commented May 1, 2009 on Religious Exemptions at Parabasis
Holy cow! I'd just finished writing about being a groomzilla when I found a link to this entry. Great minds think alike! Kudos on your coming day. Hope we can get the same in NYC soon! http://tarhearted.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/09/wedding-of-the.html Love your blog!
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