|Getting to know me...
||[Jan. 30th, 2006|03:52 pm]
A community for gay movie snobs
A movie you saw recently and what you thought of it: I saw Gangster No. 1 recently, out of love for David Thewlis and Malcolm McDowell. I really enjoyed it, even though the references to Clockwork Orange occasionally became oppressive. I ended up actually liking Paul Bettany’s performance more than I like McDowells’ and, if I had my way, I would have cut out the bookends. Thewlis was amazing, though, and I love Bettany’s character’s pseudo-homoerotic crush on him. I highly recommend it to anyone with a fondness for gangster movies and a strong stomach.
your opinion on abortion: Not my business what other people do with their body. I feel that a fetus isn’t a human until it gains consciousness and since we cannot determine that, I think everything up to second trimester abortion is okay. No restrictions; I believe that if the woman can live with herself, I can live with her.
your favorite disease, and why: sociopathy, because I like movies and books about serial killers. It comes from my upbringing in horror, I imagine. I don’t think I’d want to meet a sociopath, though.
a great movie: The Curse of the Cat People. (The one from the forties, though I like the trashy one with Malcolm McDowell from the eighties. I watched the original because of a great book called “The Kiss of the Spider Woman” (anyone who is interested in queer films ought to read that; it’s set in an South American prison, stars a drag queen and a revolutionary and they talk about movies the whole time) and I watched the remake because David Bowie sung the theme song.)
the first movie you remember having an effect on you: Pulp Fiction, definitely. It taught me that a good movie could be really entertaining too. I saw it in a Media Studies class and my teacher skipped over the Gimp bit. That ticked me right off (Denying a girl of her BDSM is not on); I went out, bought it and loved it. Immediately bought Reservoir Dogs and Jackie Brown, and the rest is history.
favorite porn: Totally not legal yet, but I like me some written erotica.
eleven random facts about yourself:
-I started taking Ancient Greek to read Sappho and dropped it once I had enough to do so
-I believe in a civilian army and thing we should serve two years after high school, like the Israelis do.
-I have a creepy little crush on Quentin Tarantino and would totally hit that.
-I keep on having to prevent myself from going to San Antonio and Stalking Robert Rodriguez.
-I plan to be useless to society when I grow up: in other words, I want to get a PhD in philosophy.
-I find Derrida hilarious to read.
-I’ve been in HP fandom far too long already and wince in real life when ever I hear the word “Harmony”
-I’m incapable of walking without falling over; I’ve had teachers recommend getting me a walker on my report card.
-I love movie violence. Especially when it’s really, really hokey.
-I read trashy science fiction in equal measures with really fucking pretentious philosophy.
-I really, really enjoy Cotswold cheese.
anything else you'd like to add?:Not really.