Category: Art

  • Movie Mondays: Gaspar Noe’s LOVE

    Movie Mondays: Gaspar Noe’s LOVE

    Note: as of this posting, Gaspar Noe’s LOVE is no longer available to stream, unless you’re in the UK, via Amazon.

    Warning: this movie can be triggering, and I’m not sure how to put a specific on that. It’s quite sexy but the feeling it leaves you with is one of tragedy. It’s also over two hours long and I had to break up my viewing into two parts.

    So I’d heard about this movie a couple of years ago, but didn’t think anything else of it. Gaspar Noe made the movie Irreversible, and that was a good movie, but one that I NEVER EVER need to watch again.

    First things first, LOVE is beyond NSFW. As a matter of fact, most people would consider it pr0n, although Mr. Noe himself doesn’t think so.

    Quoted from that interview: 

    “It’s a melancholic drama portraying lost love, and in its essence, love is mostly carnal,” Noé says. “When you fall in love, you can get into these hard-core addictions that turn you crazy and make you feel like you’ve got tunnel vision. You get stoned by love. 

    And then you don’t just get addicted to a person who you’ve designated as your object of desire; you get addicted to the fact of being in that mental state. I’ve heard people walking out of the movie and saying, ‘Oh, I did not get aroused by that movie. I felt like crying.’”

    Here’s the trailer.

    It wasn’t well-received at the box office, at all. It premiered at Cannes (out of competition) in 3-D. Yeah, the graphic sex scenes and all.

    One evening a few months ago, I was sitting on the couch. Everyone had already gone to sleep and I was zoning out. When I’m left to my own devices, I rarely watch “tv”, and would rather read a book, do web stuff, or workout, or maybe even shoot sexy pictures of myself.
    Not that night. I turned on Netflix and randomly browsed. Lucky me, this was one of the first movies that popped (ha, unintended pun) up. So I watched the trailer and whoa boy, I was intrigued.
    This film got under my skin, in that disturbing kind of way that lingers long after the screen fades to black. Perhaps I could relate in some small ways to the anguish and heartache.
    I had relationships in the past that were built on a mutual appreciation of particular substances. Some ended well, a couple of them didn’t.
    A quote from Murphy (played by Karl Glusman, aka Mr. Zoe Kravitz): 

    “How can something so wonderful, bring such great pain?”

  • Movie Mondays: The Love Witch

    Movie Mondays: The Love Witch

    So here’s a new column for this site. How about Movie Mondays?

    Today I received my amazing Vampira lashes from AshLash. If you haven’t checked out AshLash, you should, because their lashes are cruelty-free and amazing! Perfect for both retro and modern looks.

    One of their lashes is called Mantrap x Lovewitch. Coincidentally, I thought of the movie The Love Witch again. You must see it if you haven’t already done so. 

    Don’t be a square like me and wait until earlier this year to do so. Come to think of it, I’ve waited a long time to see particular “must-see” movies and I make no apologies for that. Again, super square. Most of the time, it was unintentional.

    One of the gals in my burlesque class at the beginning of the year (seems soooo long ago, right?) had mentioned her costume ideas and inspirations during class. Me: “what’s The Love Witch?”

    Here’s the trailer:

    It’s a campy and now cult classic. The attention to detail, between the set and costume design, and everything else really, is impeccable.

    Here’s an interview with Anna Biller, the writer, director, stylist, etc.. and a tutorial for makeup inspired by The Love Witch.

    Samantha Robinson plays the title character, Elaine Parks. The movie reminds me of Valley of the Dolls, movies by Russ Meyer, and 60’s horror films. The film was shot in 35mm, which is unusual these days.

    Note that the movie is set in modern day, but is designed to seem otherwise.

    Here are some stills from the movie. 

    I highly recommend this movie. All of the scenes are stylish and I can’t say that about most any movies or tv shows.

    NSFW because of nudity and some violence. There are no “jump scares.”
    Let me know what movie genres you’re interested in seeing here in the future!
    I am the business,

  • A Retrospective

    A Retrospective
    So I stumbled upon a lot of pics that I’d nearly forgotten about. This getting older shit is intense! I feel like an entirely different person now.

    In no particular order but most of these were taken 2000-2004.

    These two pics in this latex nurse costume were taken from the very first photo shoot that I ever remember posing for.

    Hooray for an 8 megapixel camera, LOL, circa 2000.

    Now onward to the other pics that I found last night. Keep in mind that these are non-professional low-res. I found two discs with tons of pics that I have yet to go through.

    My birthday’s in a week and I’m not sure how to feel about it, as I mentioned in my IG. Have a great weekend!