Thursday, January 21, 2010


I watched Grey Gardens recently and I'm struggling with writing a post on it. Mostly because both the movie and documentary horrified me so much, I had nightmares for two nights in a row! This is not to say that these aren't good or even great films. The documentary was stylistically wonderful but it left me with the stinging realization that some people don't get a chance.

Edith Bouvier Beale and Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale

From the broadway musical based on Grey Gardens.

However, after watching the movie and reading the epilogue text before the credits, I realized that Little Edie did get her chance eventually...

Grey Gardens inspired photo shoot from Vogue.

I like Drew but I must admit I cringed a tad bit when I saw her on the front cover. I swear her Boston accent disappeared for entire chunks of the movie!!

Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange as the Edie Bouvier Beales

Incidentally, I also recently watched Factory Girl.

This world is full of sad Edies.

And as always, the Cocteau Twins provide a lovely backdrop for this grey midwest winter.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I wish I had 2,010 dollars...

I hope everyone had a blast ringing in the 2010! I attended a party filled with lovely ladies and danced myself into exhaustion...a lovely way to start a new year!

Speaking of new, I nearly ran myself ragged trying to find the perfect pair of heels to caress my feet on the big day. Sadly, I found a bunch online that were a little out of my price range. I primarily drooled over these:

And these:

It would be real nice to afford $300 shoes.

Anyway I finally had the opportunity to see Dante's Inferno last week. What I thought would be a movie with ok puppets and a bunch of dick and fart jokes ended up being a movie with amazingly detailed puppets, a well thought out script, and a bunch of dick and fart jokes. The story follows Dante, a young man who wakes up in a drunken haze in another dimension and meets Virgil, a mullet - toting poet from ancient Rome. They travel together through all the dimensions of hell ending with an encounter with the Dark Prince himself. It's definitely worth a look for the charming, well- choreographed puppets and all the political figure/ pop culture icons dispersed though out Hades. Incidentally, one of the head puppeteers is Paul Zaloom of Beakman's World fame and my friend's puppetry teacher in college.

So that's that. I leave you with this wonderful piece of art from Michel Gondry and Lauri Faggioni. Enjoy.

A Red Ribbon. Music by Devendra Banhart