... you can learn from:
Midnight Express (1978)
Billy Hayes: To the Turks, everything is "shurla burla", which means "like this, like that". You never know what will happen. All foreigners are "ayip", they're considered dirty. So is homosexuality, it's a big crime here, but most of them do it every chance they get. There are about thousand things that are "ayip", for instance, you can stab or shoot somebody below the waist but not above because that's intent to kill. So everyone runs around stabbing everyone else in the ass. That's what they call Turkish revenge. I know it must all sound crazy to you, but this place is crazy.
Today would've been the 66th birthday of Brad Davis, the great actor from this film and Querelle and a few others who really petered away his talents and beauty on a bunch of crap and drugs until he died at just 41 years old. He'll always be a gay icon because of the two roles I mentioned at least - see lots of proof in the archives - but I do wish it was easier to see more of his actual work. It's mostly all fallen into obscurity. One film I'd love to see that I haven't and isn't impossible to find is 1989's Rosalie Goes Shopping, which looks fun...
Marianne Sägebrecht from her small role as the housemaid in The War of the Roses right? Anybody seen this movie? It's on Amazon, I might try to give it a whirl sometime. For, you know, reasons. Uhh hit the jump for a few of the reasons....
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