But also TCM is off the chain all day tomorrow. Le Joli Mai!! in primetime!!

sunsetgun:

Happy Birthday Carroll Baker. Here’s my post on one of her best pictures and performances, Something Wild, from a piece I wrote when guest programming for TCM. I was also thrilled to present the picture last year at Telluride with the great (and great friend) director Jack Garfein there to discuss. Jack is powerful, moving and unforgettable — on stage and in real life. And he got a brilliant performance out of his then-wife Baker.

As part of a 24-hour Telluride tribute tomorrow, TCM is re-airing Something Wild at 2pm. I’m at a loss as to how to talk about the film in a way that actually recommends it, in part because it’s remarkable for the traps/tropes it doesn’t fall into. In particular, rape and suicide and abuse trigger warnings apply here, but the film is not lurid or gruesome in its representation of violence (for the most part. Its representation of an underclass can be read sympathetically or skeptically; I tend toward the latter because it’s in keeping with the few tropes (mostly mythic ones) that the film does traffic in). 
Most importantly the film retains a tenderness for its heroine throughout. It refuses to uncomplicate her yet never betrays or abandons her. Needless to say, it is a somewhat difficult film—though strictly for emotional reasons, not for arty or formal ones—but it’s completely engrossing. And it’s had a more profound effect on me than most other films I’ve seen.

sunsetgun:

Happy Birthday Carroll Baker. Here’s my post on one of her best pictures and performances, Something Wild, from a piece I wrote when guest programming for TCM. I was also thrilled to present the picture last year at Telluride with the great (and great friend) director Jack Garfein there to discuss. Jack is powerful, moving and unforgettable — on stage and in real life. And he got a brilliant performance out of his then-wife Baker.

As part of a 24-hour Telluride tribute tomorrow, TCM is re-airing Something Wild at 2pm. I’m at a loss as to how to talk about the film in a way that actually recommends it, in part because it’s remarkable for the traps/tropes it doesn’t fall into. In particular, rape and suicide and abuse trigger warnings apply here, but the film is not lurid or gruesome in its representation of violence (for the most part. Its representation of an underclass can be read sympathetically or skeptically; I tend toward the latter because it’s in keeping with the few tropes (mostly mythic ones) that the film does traffic in). 

Most importantly the film retains a tenderness for its heroine throughout. It refuses to uncomplicate her yet never betrays or abandons her. Needless to say, it is a somewhat difficult film—though strictly for emotional reasons, not for arty or formal ones—but it’s completely engrossing. And it’s had a more profound effect on me than most other films I’ve seen.

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rgr-pop:

sometimes people think that the best way to support survivors is to choose them over their abusers no matter how much you liked their abusers or think they are doing good work. this is good but the ACTUAL best way to support survivors is to make sure everybody knows that you NEVER liked their abusers, and think their hair is stupid, and they are dumb

rgr-pop:

squidlfishous:

i haven’t started watching the show yet but i think the answer is “who cares about the boys on pll”

wrong. again wrong. hasn’t watched the show. 

nickminichino we all care about toby

#’care’. #or at least like #EVERYONE has very strong opinions about every boy on pll #normally it’s just hate

i mean i guess that was my point, but i guess i didn’t really understand the question

christinamcclendon:

How many times are we going to insult and alienate our colleagues like this?

How many more times will we sabotage our collective work?

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dayan:

I saw Bell Biv Devoe last night at the NY State Fair, and this was the highlight of their often-great, often-baffling set.

I guess this is one of the lesser singles by a group that had a bunch of amazing ones, but last night, in the middle of the biggest crowd ever at the fair, this sounded great - woozy and slowed-down, Ricky Bell’s still-powerful voice cutting through the humid evening. In 1993 Babyface was right in the middle of one of the great musical hot streaks ever, and in hindsight this is one hell of a song.

Bonus points for the lion cub (!) and Michael Bivins somehow managing to stay off the toilet the entire time.

(Source: youtube.com)

shadowstookshape:

JOSETTE SIMON as DAYNA MELLANBY 

Simon portrayed a smart, sexy and deadly gunslinger on Blake’s 7; a BBC show that, in some ways inspired Joss Whedon’s beloved sci-fi western Firefly. Mellanby was on a mission to avenge the death of her father at the hands of the evil federation forces. One can easily see Dayna as an influence on Gina Torres’ character Zoe from Whedon’s show. -John Jennings

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sixtyforty:

So I was kicked out of my house a little over a week ago. My mother threatened to shoot me (she open carries and there are many guns in the house so even if it was an idle threat, it’s still terrifying), to kick me through a wall and to break my neck. This is just a fraction of the abuse I’ve had to put up with over the past year. I was laid off from my job last year due to health issues and a reduction in force at the company. I applied for social security disability benefits but was denied and lost my appeal. For the past year I have lived with my abusive, manipulative and dysfunctional family and it was a toxic environment that only exacerbated my mental illnesses which in turn made my physical disabilities even harder to live with. Things came to a head when I asked my mom if I could have back some of the money she owed me so I could get myself something to eat because I hadn’t eaten in two days. Shit blew up and I’m now homeless and couch surfing with amazing friends who have saved me. My family owes me over $2,000 but I know I will never see a dime of that. I didn’t even have a chance to receive my foodstamps debit card in the mail, and I know my parents aren’t going to mail that to me and I was kicked out around the time I was supposed to attend a class to maintain my foodstamp benefits so I don’t know how long it will be before I can get those started up again. I am a shoo in for a good full time job I recently applied to, but I won’t start until at least late september, possibly october. If you can help me by throwing a couple of bucks my way to help me get my prescription drugs and other necessities until then or by signal boosting this, I would be so grateful. My paypal email address is sixty40@gmail.com

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