Wednesday, September 30, 2020
"I can say a couple of things. Somebody sent me some tweets in which they claimed that it’s impossible that straight lads are going to write a movie about a bisexual pimp. Somebody even claimed that I’m straight. Number one, it’s very exotic that there’s a police of identity that decides who can do what based on the assumption of their inclination in the bed.
Number two, some of the most exciting and titillating and unabashedly honest, emotional bromances that, of course, include a beautiful undercurrent of homosexuality, come from Seth and Evan. I’m thinking of the great Superbad and its beautiful finale. When we talked about adapting the life of Scotty Bowers, the first people we thought of were Seth and Evan.
And by the way, because I’m a voyeur and a sensualist, I’m glad to say that both Seth and Evan are very sexy, so I cannot wait to work with them. I have to find a way to come to America to be close to them instead of working by Zoom or Skype so that I can be close to their sexiness. The movie is going to be outrageous, and it’s going to be savvy like Scotty Bowers was, and it’s going to be led by the principle of pleasure, which is always a good thing to do. Because pleasure and joy are more interesting than the imposition of enjoyment through a lens that is suffocating."
... you can learn from:
A History of Violence (2005)
Mick: Yeah. She used to have these crazy goddamndreams where instead of her boyfriend, I was some kindof demented killer. I woke up one night,she stuck a goddamn fork in my shoulder.Tom: You're kidding me.Mick: Nope. I'm spurting blood. She's sittingthere crying, going, 'Baby, I love you, I love you.'Tom: So, what happened? You broke up with her, right?Mick: No, I married her.Mick: Hey, it lasted 6 years. Nobody's perfect, Tom.Tom: I guess not.
Never have I wanted to see a movie more pic.twitter.com/mmdCtR8COZ— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) August 3, 2020
GQ: Any news on Find Me, the follow-up to Call Me By Your Name?Armie: Not really. I’ve been talking to Luca [Guadagnino, the director], but we haven’t got into it. I haven’t even read the book. I know Luca hasn’t got a full script yet, although he knows what he wants to do with the story, so I don’t know how similar or dissimilar it will be to Find Me the novel. I know if we end up doing it, it’s more important for me to focus on Luca’s vision than to focus on Find Me. The book will be a supplemental thing.GQ: And the world will keep getting excited about this movie with Timothée Chalamet…Armie: I know! The world will keep getting excited, which is a double-edged sword because the more excited they get, the bigger chances are of them watching and going, “This sucks!” But pressure makes diamonds, so here’s to more pressure!
Watching Boys on the Band and... a certain something is about to break the internet— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) September 25, 2020
... because you quite plainly see some of Matthew Bomer's dick as he gets out of the shower. Anyway it's a quick flash and the moment's dark and distant (although zooming in and lightening it thanks to the wonders of technology gives the moment some more oomph, as you'll see below) but I was excited! That was sure more than I ever thought I'd see of Matt Bomer! But then that tweet traveled around and some expectations got... bigger than they maybe should have? I don't know, it's not my job to police y'all's imaginations, and I have review embargoes that limit what I can say.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Today I'd rather be...
JOSH O'CONNOR'S EARS APPRECIATION TWEET pic.twitter.com/qm5RA6fcdG— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) September 29, 2020
You can of course grab me by the shoulders here and spin me around into the face of my own accusations, I'm as guilty as any. It just feels so extraordinary and life-affirming for me today, right now as I type this anyway, to stand here before you and decide to not choose a side, a Team Anybody, on the Boys in the Band culture wars. It's not worth it? The play's only really truly remembered because it got there first, a landmark status that superseded the need for terribly interesting characters or big ideas of any sort -- there are some fun quotable lines but we're not talking high art or even (I wish!) tremendous camp. The shiny new Ryan-Murphy-produced and Joe-Mantello-directed version hitting Netflix today is more of the same -- nobody's squeezing the life from or shooting to the moon anything that was previously resembling a stone-cold classic.
I just find and have always found Band's presentation of it so... presentable. Such a flat here's this thing, and here are a dozen people standing in a room telling us about it. I can't really get worked up either way. It's a piece of our past and like a faggy Renaissance Faire we'll trot it out and remind everybody, mostly ourselves, of it once in awhile. Putting the fairy in the Faire, the belle in the Antebellum Reenactment, it is what it is and I'm just opting out of caring much either way today, if that's alright. Sure I saw pieces of myself on-screen, but I have seen pieces of myself in puddles on the sidewalk with more Art to them -- maybe you'll have better luck, care more, and for that I wish you the best. I'm sure there will be something for me to stomp my foot or jerk my dick about tomorrow -- there always is.
Scott: How tall are you?Hotel Manager: I'm 6'4".Stefan: I thought so. I feellike Alan Ladd at Easter Island.Scott: Where are you from, likeNor... Norland? Norway?Hotel Manager: Uh, I'm Irish-German.Stefan: Like Robert Duvall in The Godfather.Scott: Bratwurst and shillelaghs. Paging Dr. Freud.
Okay I need a laugh, and I need one now.— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) July 31, 2020
What’s your funniest movie ever made? pic.twitter.com/KPsHbsYpT6
This movie's so rich that every single time I watch it it's somebody new that jumps out - this time it's John Michael Higgins as that "Proud Mary" and Shih Tzu handler Scott, who's SO RECOGNIZABLE + SPOT-ON for a type of gay we've ALL met and been embarrassed by a dick joke from pic.twitter.com/SS0VD6oa2I— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) July 31, 2020
Here are four photos of JFK Jr in shorts -- good night pic.twitter.com/eKkMpwizTm— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) September 29, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020
... you can learn from:
The Ring (2002)
Dr. Grasnik: See, when you live on an islandyou catch a cold, it's everybody's cold.Rachel: No offense, ma'am, butwhat the hell does that mean?Dr. Grasnik: It means ever since thatgirl's been gone, things have been better.