Tuesday, November 09, 2010 01:16 PM
No, it's not some impersonator, it's the real deal Miss Chloë Sevigny herself, starring in Tarnation
director Jonathan Caouette's new super-bizarro David Lynch-y short film All Flowers In Time
, which screened a few weeks ago at the New York Film Festival and plays tonight at the opening of the 23rd annual MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival
in New York. The film's supposed to be about "Evil energy manifested as a Dutch TV show" which enslaves Miss Sevigny, though all I remember from my screening was that everyone in the film has red eyes like when your photos come out wrong, and at one point Chloë Sevigny scarily pulls apart her face from the middle, and then an old man sings the Jewish hymn "Ein Keloheinu." It's experimental folks, just go with it. Narrative is so passe!
Thursday, September 09, 2010 01:27 PM
I know everyone is losing their shit this week over New York
magazine's lengthy, macabre cover story
of a man who buys a Nazi-lampshade made out of the skin of Holocaust-era Jews at a garage sale in post-Katrina New Orleans, but for me this week's must-read story of the week goes to the Village Voice
's "Revenge of the Losers"
by Camille Dodero. This fabulously snarky piece of travel writing explores the annual Gathering of the Juggalos, the violent, maniacal, feces-throwing, family-loving, God-fearing fans of the Insane Clown Posse, who got a lot of attention a few week's ago after hurling rocks at Tila Tequila. Every scene has rules and elements about it that make it seem absurd and ridiculous to those outside it, but this scene takes the blood and feces filled cake. Read at your own risk.
Friday, August 20, 2010 12:54 PM
Erin Markey is part of a new generation of downtown New York Talents. She sings, acts, writes plays, does a killer Britney Spears impression, and once did a crazy performance routine where she pulled the speech of the coroner from The Wizard of Oz
out of her vagina and read the proclamation in the classic Munchkin voice. She's hysterical no matter what she's doing. Erin's also a regular on the LOGO show Jeffery and Cole Casserole
and a frequent performer at Our Hit Parade, the monthly concert series hosted by Kenny Mellman of Kiki and Herb Fame, Bridgett Everett, and Neil Medlyn, where the top 10 pop hits of the month are skewered by a range of comic talents, demented singers, and indie celebs. In February, Erin performed Justin Bieber and Ludacris' "Baby," and turned it into a hilariously scary ballad about aging and regret. Erin will be in the next Our Hit Parade this coming Wednesday, August 25, at Joe's Pub, and tonight she'll be in Jeffrey and Cole Casserole Live at Joe's Pub at 11:30PM. One to watch, as they say.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 01:37 PM
Gay New Yorkers and disgruntled employees everywhere have found a new hero in Steven Slater, the gay JetBlue employee who, instead of saying "Thank you for flying JetBlue" after his plane had landed, cursed off the entire flight, quit his job, opened the emergency slide, grabbed two beers, jumped off the flight, and ran home to have sex with his clueless boyfriend, all in under 30 minutes! Slater was incensed after an argument with a bitchy female passenger who allegedly maliciously closed the overhead compartment on his forehead. Later news reports indicate his mother's failing health may have been a factor in pushing him over the edge, although I am waiting to see pictures of the boyfriend to determine if it's not just that he had a hot piece waiting at home.
Unfortunately, Slater's been unable to pay his bail, so now a Steven Slater Defense Fund has been set up on Facebook. This is important, people! If you've ever wanted to tell your boss to take this job and shove it, you might think about contributing some coin. Of course, for all of you who've ever wanted to slam that overhead compartment on a bitchy flight attendant – and, well, I've been there – donate to MoveOn or one of those net neutrality thingers.