Nathaniel Rogers would live inside a movie theater but for the poor internet reception. He blogs daily at the Film Experience.
Take One: Screen Test
If you're planning to see TERMINATOR SALVATION this weekend, I feel it my gay obligation to inform you that the movie takes place entirely in the future so there's no naked, crouching time traveling men. When the mysterious Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) makes his vaguely naked night time entrance into the franchise narrative, he's covered with mud AND some sort of jock strap. Weird. Apparently Skynet, that famously evil robotic corporation, has learned the value of human modesty since the glory days of the movie franchise.
As a Terminator nut, I can't say that the film holds up to the high standards set by parts one and two but as a stand alone actioner, it definitely has popcorn-munching moments. Whether or not the movie kills at the box office, the only way is up for Sam Worthington. If you're the only thing the audience can look at while Christian Bale is sharing the frame, you're on your way to super stardom. Later this year he'll romance Keira Knightley in Last Night and headline James Cameron's 3D sci-fi epic Avatar, the director's first big movie since Titanic twelve long years ago. By the end of the year Worthington will be a household name. And then he'll squeeze into a skirt for Clash of the Titans in 2010.
The 32 year old actor hails from Australia, a country which should probably just rename itself "Movie-Star Factory" at this point. Consider: Crowe, Jackman, Blanchett, Gibson, Ledger, Kidman, Bana, etc….
Take Two: Deleted Scenes
Make Me A Supermodel. Gayer than ever. Even without any actual gays.
More, AFTER THE JUMP…
Case in point: Branden. Maybe Bravo is trying to make it up to the gays for the absence of anything as sweet and wonderful as Ronnie Kroell this year? In this latest episode alone the self proclaimed "ladies man" ogled trans fashion designer Phillipe Blond in a hilarious "'Boobies!' no… 'Sausage'" moment, wore a blond wig, shoved heat packs into his itty bitty Speedo and made sure to tell the cameras that his cock was practically touching Jonathan's in the changing room. As Joe Reid recently quipped in his always hilarious TV coverage at Low Resolution:
"GAYER EVERY WEEK! That boy will be standing at an altar in Vermont in three episodes."
Fleet Week! Who are your favorite movie sailors? I mean, besides Brad Davis in Querelle.
RIP. Octavia St. Laurent, one of the memorable stars of the legendary drag ball documentary Paris is Burning (1991), died earlier this week. Here's a video tribute.
Didn't you love the premiere of "GLEE"? I sure did, though I wish they had let Matthew Morrison sing and I was a little unsure about the tone of the gay jokes… right on the line of affection prodding / mean parody?. The excitement is high right now but Emmy winning TV writer Ken Levine warns how quickly networks can turn on unusual shows.
To Ryan Reynolds "no one knows who you are!". A funny / raunchy Sandra Bullock and Betty White bit from the promotion of The Proposal.
God help us all. Even Elizabeth Taylor loves Twilight ! There's no escape.
Rupert Everett walking the streets. West 45th to be exact. Who will volunteer to travel back in time to save him (from himself)?