Friday, March 27, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Another gay movie: IBTC

Film Synopsis

"The New Wave Puritans"

Interesting article on "New Wave Puritans"

They're the New Puritans. A generation of young, educated and opinionated people determined to sidestep the consumerist perils of modern life. So if you own a 4x4, spend all your time shopping, or are simply overweight - watch your back. Lucy Siegle meets the moral minority aiming to mend our ways

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tortured souls, neurotic women - brought to you by Woody Allen

What she says about the Maria Elena character:

"She suffers tremendously because she lives in a different reality from the rest of society.

She feels everything very much - the good the bad, and she was told as a kid that she was a genius and that feeling everything so much was gonna stop her from developing her amazing talent.

Whoever put that in her head destroyed her. She lives like a victim in a way, even if she's so strong.

She is convinced that she will never recover because she is too special to recover."

"She is defending a reality that didn't match the reality of the rest of the characters. and she defends it in a very fierce way."

Friday, March 13, 2009

Loving the punchline ! A lesbian reference on an Indian award show!

Enough gay references - about time there were some lesbian references too!

Monday, March 9, 2009

What the...?? The Season Finale of The L Word

I just saw the final episode of The L Word and I just have to say... what the..????

There was absolutely no resolution! I am seriously quite pissed off at the writers, cuz the characters and acting and concepts (well some of them) were brilliant and ending it on this note does not do any of them justice! It looks like something someone put together at 3am in the morning before a deadline! (also in general, the series for a long time has not been living up to the potential of the characters)

This pretty much says everything I want to say.

...except the frustration I am feeling over Bette (and Tina) stubbornly refusing to adopt Max's baby when Max clearly needs someone to adopt the baby and B & T (whose sex scenes have gotten lamer and more unnecessary as the seasons have gone on) clearly need someone to adopt from... it just seems like B is being obnoxious for no reason, and since I have been identifying with her (and Helena and Alice - combine the three) in the series from day one, I do not appreciate her behaving like this and it makes no sense and she doesn't even offer a justification!

And Helena and Dylan? Come on, really? Dylan is so annoying and boring (or maybe - probably - she's just a bad actor) - Helena really needs to find someone more interesting to angst over.

..and as far as Jenny is concerned, she probably fell over the unfinished railing or jumped or something cuz none of them are really murderers and Jenny does have that incessant, unresolved, self destructiveness driving a lot of her actions. And if the writers decided one of them is a murderer.. then that's just really stupid of them.

And I don't get why everyone - including the characters, were surprised or amused by the jenny shane hookup, they've clearly got the whole saver savior thing going, so it totally makes sense that they hook up and things happen the way they did, in fact that's the only thing that actually did look realistic in this season. And with Jenny, I don't understand why everyone hates on her so much, I mean she's got problems and yeah she provokes other characters in the show, but that's no reason for the *viewers* to hate her... I mean lesbians hating someone for having problems is kind of hypocritical.

Basically, my point is, this whole season sucked and made absolutely no sense.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

For all us Pakis...

who don't get where the big taboo about first cousin marriages comes from (besides the ew factor which really isnt a valid reason to make things illegal..):

Cousin Marriage - What's Science Got to Do With It?

In other news... the news is REALLY REALLY depressing these days. Unemployment, wars, terrorism... Not pleasant... I know it's all great and honorable to expose the truth.. but can't you report cheerful, happy things? Even if they're small, just to take the edge off?