Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bye Bye To February!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                             Who wouldn't want to give this month the boot, darlings?????????  After all the snow, cold, and discomfort we went through, in such a very short time.   It made the Winter seem longer.

                               But, we have come through it, and there weer lots to excite us. Like "American Horror Story--Coven."  And "The Slap."  The thought of Spring, which, now with two months down, is more of a reality.  The coming of Easter, and the annual screening of "The Song Of Bernadette."

                                  One of my nephews has a birthday this month.  So does his mother, my sister, who celebrates it today, being a Leap Year Baby.  And don't forget my friend, Joe.

                                  Not to mention Valentine's Day; but then, every day with my beloved is Valentine's Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                   Surprises, excitement--and shock!!!!!!!!!!!  That was February!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                    Now, please March, warm up a bit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This Is One Of My Favorite Images In "Gone With The Wind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

                         I certainly can't say it's my favorite; that would, indisputably be Vivien Leigh against the sunrise, doing Scarlett's "As God is my witness...." speech.

                          But this shot I always found breathtaking, and its use brilliantly illuminated the emotion of the moment, which is of Melanie running eagerly toward a war ravaged, but returning, Ashley.  Combined with Max Steiner's score , and the work of Olivia De Havilland as Melanie, (and she does ALL the work here; Leslie Howard does little more than react, but he IS supposed to be war ravaged) this shot, which is little more than a matte painting, is one of the emotional highs of the film!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                          It was brilliant of Victor Fleming, the director, Ernest Haller, the cinematographer, and Hal C. Kern, the editor, to use it.  It shows thought, and an aiming for quality, that is long gone.

                          I just love it, and I wanted to share it with you.  Next time you watch "Gone With The Wind," take note of this shot. Without it, the moment would not be as emotionally sweeping.

                          Now, let us see it on the screen!!!!!!!!!!!!  PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Russell Banks Does The Near Impossible, With This Remarkable Novel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                      The major protagonist of this brilliant novel has no name, save "The Kid." He is 22 years old, and he is a sex offender.  Technically.  Because what got him labeled such was more like entrapment; there was no sex, to speak of!!!!!!!!!!!

                                        "Lost Memory Of Skin" explores this character in a way that makes him sympathetic. It also deals with communal living, how even the so-called garbage of society are their own community, swamp living, and a mysterious character called The Professor. If only Philip Seymour Hoffman were alive. Were a movie made of this story, he would be perfect for that part.

                                          There is also a lot of animal imagery, creatures the reader can empathize with, showing how animals can be excellent, and sometimes, better companions for man, than people.

                                           This is more character driven, than narrative.  The story comes full circle, ending the reader back to where things started.

                                             But the journey in between is well worth taking, and Banks' writing skills are firmly consolidated.

                                                Don't miss this one, dolls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As Is Said Each Year, On This Day, Happy Birthday, Shelley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                           Today is Shelley Plimpton's birthday, and she is 68!!!!!!!!!!!  Can you believe that, girls?????????  She looks fabulous, and where has the time gone.

                                             Beside being the mother of esteemed actress Martha Plimpton, Shelley of course made Musical Theater History back in the late Sixties, when she introduced the ballad "Frank Mills," in the original production of "HAIR." Both Off and on Broadway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                               Many, including myself, have rendered this song, but no one owns it, like Shelley. So, after wishing her many happy returns, and exciting day, and good wishes for the entire year, there is only one thing left to do!  You got it, girls!  Here it is!

Blythe Danner Blew Everyone Away On "The Slap" Last Night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                     Who thought Rosie could be upstaged?????????

                                      But she was.  From the moment Blythe Danner, playing the mother of Anouk, (Uma Thurman) on last night's episode of "The Slap," walked on camera,  it became "The Blythe Danner Show."  And Miss Danner looked stunning.  Unlike Uma, who (maybe is the character) is looking a little haggard lately, though she is no kid, herself, anymore!  But, then, who among us is????????????

                                      Rosie had her moments, like when Uma told her to let it go, and she asked her what made her (Anouk) such an expert on child rearing?  Not that Rosie is perfect, what with Hugo still screaming in the background, when Uma visited to apologize, and the fact that she still breast feeds Hugo way beyond an acceptable age.  Still, Rosie does have her point!

                                       Much as I enjoyed Blythe last night, I want more of Rosie--her back story, and her outcome!  I imagine it will be revealed, eventually!!!!!!!!!

                                        Was anyone surprised by the fact that Anouk was pregnant?   Not me, darlings!!!!!!!!  I saw it coming!!!!!!!!!!!

                                          Just like I sort of saw Blythe's illness coming. (Her character's name is Virginia!!!!!!!!!) That is what I thought, at first, but, once she started spewing academic talk, I bought into her story of a chair at Edinburgh!!!!

                                             Why would she lie about being ill? Why couldn't she tell her daughter the truth?????????????

                                              And Anouk's recounting of finding the divorce transcript of her parents, where she discovered her mother did not want custody of her, but took her, because the father died unexpectedly???????????  The idea of being scarred for life that Rosie talked about seems to coming back to bite other characters on this show.

                                                Who will be next?

                                                  Will Sandi ever find out about Harry?

                                                   Will Rosie ever get justice????????????????????

What On Earth Is In Store For "American Horror Story," Darlings??????????????????????

                                By now, I am sure you have all heard that "American Horror Story" is returning in the Fall, (October) under the title "Hotel."  And you all know, by now, that Lady Gaga will be appearing.  I am not clear if she is making a series of appearances, or if she is filling the lead spot, once occupied by Jessica Lange, who is definitely not returning.  I question the latter; a series of appearances of Lady Gaga, with musical performance, would sort of be in keeping with the show's tradition.  But I wonder other things, as well.

                                For example, with Lady Gaga, will Liza Minnelli make an appearance?  If so, I hope it is Christine Pedi in her impersonation of Liza, because she seems more Liza today, than Liza herself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                 I don't want every week to have a musical sequence.  That would be get old real fast, and kill the spirit of the show.

                                  With Lily Rabe gone, who is going to walk off with the show?  Though I hear Lily may try and make some appearances, even though she has "The Whispers," and is scheduled to appear on "The Good Wife." Lily is a very busy girl.

                                      And who will be seen next season--

                                      Sarah Paulson?  I want her!

                                       Denis O'Hare?  Get him!

                                        Frances Conroy? They have got to!

                                         Emma Roberts and Evan Peters?   Why not?

                                         Kathy Bates?  Seems like she could fill the Jessica spot!

                                          Angela Bassett?  Have her do ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                          And most of all--

                                          Naomi Grossman?  PLEASE bring back Pepper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                But the whole Lady Gaga-Liza thing could be a hoot, darlings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Who Knocked Off Mary's Head???????????????

                             One thing is for certain, darlings!  This week's Bitch Of The Week needs a good, strong dose of Jennifer Jones!!!!!!!!!!

                               Here is what happened. These are the archways, leading into the courtyard of our apartment building.  To go to our side, veer to the left.  If you continue straight, you will be stopped by a brick foundation embankment, atop which are many kinds of foliage. In the center is an enormous tree, which branches out into the entire courtyard.  Under the front center of this tree, last summer, Charlie, one of the door men, put out a small, white statute of Mary--THE Mary, that is, the Blessed Virgin. It added a beauty to the yard, and give my beloved and I a sense of peace.

                                Two days ago--this would have been Tuesday morning, we were leaving for work as usual, when Monsieur looks, and says something about Mary having no head.  I couldn't believe this, so I stood dead center and looked straight ahead!!!!!!!!!!

                                  Sure enough, the Mary statue was headless!  Someone had knocked it off!  At first, we thought all the snow this Winter might have done it.  But, had that been the case, the entire statue might have crumbled. This was a clean break--like someone who knew how to dismember heads!   A serial killer?  Of religious statues?  Stranger things have happened.

                                    I have no idea who the person or persons who did this may be, but rest assured they will be found out. Meanwhile, he, she, or they, are this week's Winner Of The Raving Queen Bitch Of The Week Award!!!!!!!!!!!!!  How low can you go, decapitating Mary?????????/

                                    If I catch you, your punishment will be forthwith--you will be escorted into our apartment, tied to the chair, with our loving, but tough, canine friend, Cujo, keeping you at bay by growling. The TV will be turned on, and you will forced to watch, in its entirety, "The Song Of Bernadette."

                                     As I said, the only remedy here is a good dose of Jennifer Jones!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

47 Years Ago, Today........And Still Waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                             On this date, back in 1968, at the tender age of 13, I saw "Gone With The Wind" for the first time.  It was one of those life changing events in the development of this burgeoning gay child.

                               Since then, I have sat through it, as far as I can recall, about three dozen times.  My last viewing was around 2008 or 2009, at the Film Forum.

                                 But I am waiting to see it on the screen again!  And I speak for many!

                                  Last year was its 75th Anniversary (as well as "The Wizard Of Oz!!!!!!!!!!") and screenings of both film were promised, but have yet to happen.

                                   I mentioned this, in my year end wrap up of 2014, as one of the most egregious errors of that year!  And the claim still stands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                    Will someone please have a screening, so that those purists among us, who only accept the film on screen, can see it, as it was intended??????????  Not to mention the generations coming up who have never been exposed to it at all, and should see  it, at its full power.

                                       At least, if their attention deficits render them capable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                       I couldn't let this day go by, without a passing memory.

                                       Come on, Ted Turner; take it out of the fucking vault!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Uh Oh!!!!!!!! Anouk Is About To Get On Rosie's Bad Side, In Tomorrow's Episode Of "The Slap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

                              Girls, I am telling you, I cannot wait for tomorrow's airing of "The Slap."  It is told from the viewpoint of Anouk, (Uma Thurman) so this might be the episode where we get to see Blythe Danner, playing her mother, and won't that be exciting?????????

                               But this is also going to be the episode--and I have seen footage--where Rosie and the girls go to lunch, and Anouk has the nerve to say to Rosie, "Five year old kids get slapped every day.  Let it go, Rosie!"

                                  This is going to be some bitch fest, darlings!!!!!!!!!!  Do you think Rosie is going to take that kind of crap?  After that sexist piece of garbage hit her child?  Do you think I would?  Because, let me tell you the, Day Of Reckoning For The Liddys is soon approaching.  I am still with Rosie, all the way!

                                  Yet there have been intimations, in interviews I have seen that the characters will change by the time the series ends, so that those of  us who were with Rosie at the start might not be. It would take a lot to sway me from her side.  I mean, the breast feeding is one thing I have to question, but in taking action against a pig who attacked her child, she is certainly in the right.

                                    I don't think anyone wants to get on Rosie's bad side, and I know no one wants to get on mine.  So, tomorrow night should be interesting.  Let us hope Rosie gets the justice she seeks, Harry is exposed for what he is, Sandi finds out, and what is going on with Gary, who does not even question the breast feeding thing.

                                      As the saying goes, chicklets,  all shall be revealed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This Is A Two For One Posting, Darlings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                           No one says I do not keep my promises to my girls, so I am going to give you a two to one summary of what is the latest stuff going on, with "Rizzoli And Isles."

                             When last we left Jane, she was trying to talk her prosecutor friend, Paul, into not jumping off a bridge, because he was convinced he killed his girl friend.  Paul jumps, and Jane jumps after him.  As the new season begins, Jane and Paul are found and OK, bu it is clear someone else--a woman--killed Danielle, Paul's girl friend, for whom he was going to get a divorce from his wife, Carol.

                                  Turns out that Carol, of whom we do not see enough of, is one of these "Fatal Attraction" borderline personality disordered bitches, who would rather stay in a bad marriage, just so she can hang on to her man.  Her goose gets cooked, and she gets arrested, and hauled off to the slammer.

                                    Last night, it turned out there was a serial killer at large in Boston, killing people and dismembering their bodies.  In addition, Angela (Lorraine Bracco) is looking for a new job, with a low degree of success but she finally finds one. Vince, (Bruce McGill) in preparation for his eventual retirement (and so he can still stay on the show!) has bought the local bar, the Dirty Robber.  Angela, by the episode's end, turns out to have earned herself a job, there.  Will sparks fly between she and Vince?  Only time will tell!

                                       But the serial killer thing was really interesting.  There was this wacko doctor who had this insane idea he could cure patients of things like cancer, ALS, MS, etc.--by sound frequency waves.  Some of them strongly believed his mumbo jumbo--and it worked.  For a while.  For those who did not take to it, the doctor killed and dismembered them.  Bob Burke comes to the doctor as a patient, but eventually relapses, losing his faith in the doc, and killing him  After havng given up all he had in life to become his personal assistant!!!!!!!. But he continues a series of copycat murders, either to frame the already deceased doc (which was not clear to me) or to take vengeance on the doc, for failing to live up to his alleged promise.  Which makes sense.

                                        In any case, Burke is caught, everyone gathers at the bar, Angela gets the job
and everyone lives happily ever after.

                                         There is only one problem. Frankie (Jordan Bridges) is still on the show.

                                           Jordan is a nice looking guy, but not much of an actor.  I say, get rid of him on this show, and then get rid of Danny Pino on 'SVU' and give these two losers their own show,
which just may turn out to be a winner for them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                             Like I said, in Hollywood, people get paid exorbitantly for ideas like this!!!!!!!!  Here, I just give it away free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Am SO Running Late On This One, Girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                               I had wanted to write something on the passing of Lesley Gore, which took place nine days ago, on the 16th.  I mean, with "It's My Party," or "Judy's Turn To Cry" alone, she would have been singled out for immortality, but once she wrote what became the feminist (and any other groups out there, demanding equal rights) "You Don't Own Me," she was elevated to an icon.
Especially after she herself came out as a lesbian.

                               Imagine--lung cancer, and she was not even a smoker!  Just goes to show!  Bette Davis smoked like a chimney, but it took a series of strokes to end that tough cookie!  And she outlived Joan, ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                 But Lesley will be missed, and so must be remembered!   But how to do so?
You know what I am going to do, girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                  And don't put me on display, unless it is a play, film, or fashion layout, and I get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                  Rest In Peace, Lesley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

And How About Bonnie Tyler, And "Total Eclipse Of The Heart???????????????????"

                                 I mean, if you take a look at this music video, it looks as though "American Horror Story" is being anticipated by well over a decade before its creation.  And with it visual references to films such as "Dead Silence," and "Village Of The Damned," it is practically a template for what Ryan should do.   Using Bonnie's voice, of course, because I seriously doubt she had not looked this good, in years.

                                   Just take a look at this remarkable video to this song!  With a little tweaking toward the supernatural or paranormal, it would be perfect for "American Horror Story!!!!!!!!!"

                                     Hey, Ryan, why don't you hire me to develop ideas for the show?  I'm giving it all away, for free, here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How About Using This Song On "American Horror Story???????????????"

                          Of course, sadly, we cannot resurrect the great Laura Branigan, but I think her classic, signature song, "Gloria" would work great in "American Horror Story.  I am not sure in what context--that is for the writers to decide, but considering the brilliant uses they have put "The Name Game" and "Rhiannon" to, I am sure something magical could be achieved.

                            Besides, it is such an upbeat song.

                             And, to prove it, here is Laura doing it, back in 1982!!!!!!!  My God, that was 33 years ago!

                              A generation, darlings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What Is Up With Rosie Breast Feeding On "The Slap?????????????????????????"

                              You know I am with Rosie, girls, as the last several posts on this topic clearly indicate. But there is one thing about her I have to question.  What is with her breast feeding Hugo, when he is already five years old???????????

                                Obviously, he is too old. And, obviously, this is more about Rosie than it is about Hugo. But what?  Girls, enlighten me??????  Why would a mother, who ostensibly loves her child--as I believe Rosie does--do something like this?  Can this be called child abuse?  Sexual abuse??????

                                  And what about Gary, the husband, played by Thomas Sadoski.  We see him reaching for beers and uttering bromides, but, honestly, were I a straight man, and my wife were still breast feeding our child at five, I would question it, at the very least.

                                    Rosie is wise to go up against that pig, Harry. But how zealous is she being, at the expense of here own child.  The way things are playing out now, I hate to say Hugo when he is 15. He could turn out to be one of those kids on ID that commits a Columbine act, or kills his parents.

                                     Rosie talks about being "scarred for life."  I see her point. But does she realize she is scarring Hugo, and from what recesses of her own past that scarred her.

                                       Inquiring minds want to know, and hope "The Slap" eventually reveals the answers!!!!!!!!!!!!

More "American Horror Story" News--But Such Sadness To Report!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                           Girls, I am so sorry to have to report that the recovery we all hoped for "American Horror Story" Ben Woolf did not materialize. The 34-year-old 4'4" actor, who will be remembered now for his signature turns as Meep and the Infantata on the Ryan Murphy series, died Monday afternoon at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, after head injuries sustained and a stroke.

                            I am sure the entire AHS cast--Sarah, Lily, Jessica, Denis, Kathy--share their sadness with his family.  As do I and my girls, who reach out to the family and his cast members.

                            Ben left a brief legacy, but what a legacy!  As long as DVD's of "Murder House" and "Freak Show" abound, Ben will be there to delight us with his presence.

                             One of the saddest show biz deaths in recent memory.  Too young, too soon!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

It's High Time Julianne Moore Won An Oscar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                              This has really been the first Academy Awards in my life, where I have been so out of the loop, having seen the fewest amount of contending movies in any year I can recall. Still, I feel obligated to see something about last night's program, which I caught most of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                 MERYL, of course, was the classiest!  I mean, what else would you expect? But Julianne looked radiant, when she received here Oscar; the dress was spectacular, but I wish actresses with splendid hair, like she and MERYL, would not put it up, but let it flow naturally.

                                    Even J LO managed to look presentable.

                                     That one dress with the black balls, It was Neil Patrick Harris' best line of the night--"It takes a lot of balls to wear that dress."

                                        Now--about Neil. Ho Hum. He tried.  But, let's face it, even with that Michael Keaton inspired stunt, showing off his buff body, I am not so sure Neil is 100% gay.  I think he is a closet straight.  Just like Jesse Tyler Ferguson!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                         The unexpected highlight of the evening was--Lady Gaga!!!!!!!!!!  You heard me right, darlings!  The funny thing is, I somehow knew, once she said she was doing a tribute, that it was going to honor the 50th Anniversary of "The Sound Of Music," which is coming up a week from today.  I thought she was going to do something campy. But, my God, she practically channeled Julie in pitch and phrasing, and even with a transposed "Climb Ev'ry Mountain, she was amazing.  Why couldn't they have used her, instead of Carrie Underwood!

                                            But, don't believe me, see for yourselves. She is a graduate of the Convent Of The Sacred Heart, here in New York, and you better believe her body is pain wracked from stone floors.

                                             Points are scored for showcasing "Sound Of Music's" 50th Anniversary. Though nothing about "Doctor Zhivago," which also turns 50 this year, and I am still fuming last year over the omissions of the 75th Anniversaries of "The Wizard Of Oz," and "Gone With The Wind," not to mention the 50th Anniversaries of "My Fair Lady" and "Mary Poppins!"

                                              As a show, the Oscars do  not have their head screwed on tightly!!!!!!!!

                                              And who the hell is this Eddie Redmayne???????????

And, Finally, Myrtle Snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                            I swear to you, girls, if it had not been for Lily Rabe as Misty Day, I think Frances Conroy as Myrtle Snow, would have walked off with "Coven."   So, before bidding farewell to this season, let us ponder some things about Myrtle!

                             The Grace Coddington look, as stated, was priceless, but intentional.  Myrtle was certainly the show's fashionista, but even more priceless than her outfits, were some of her lines.

                               Such as--
                                "You could never pull it off, darling!"

                                 "He went on to marry the Divine Diane. And without Egon's
                                    support, Diane Von Fursstenberg never would have created
                                   the greatest invention of the century--the wrap dress!"

                                  "Your fashion faux pas give me nightmares."

                                   "Madison, you are the worst kind of Hollywood cliche.
                                       A bubble head with crotchless panties!"

                                    And one that should stand for all of us--

                                      We love you, Myrtle!  And we love Frances Conroy's brilliance at portraying her, and wearing the fashions.

                                         Bet Anna was watching, and thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

I Know The Academy Awards Are Tonight, But Look Who Is Returning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                     Let us hope, darlings, Paula does not look like this.  My God, what was she thinking here?????????  Meg Ryan??????????  Blythe Danner??????????  Lily Rabe????????????

                                     Paula, you don't have their beauty to pull this off!  The idea of the Queen Of Dour being perky like Early Meg, is too much to believe!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                     I have no idea what case Paula is dealing with, and I really don't care.  For, once she emerges from those swirling, gray mists, the real suspense is....what will she be wearing?  How will her   hair look???????  Will there be any kind of improvement in her vocal delivery???????  Did you use your hiatus to see a good elocutionist, Paula, dear???????????  I hope so.

                                     Believe me, this hag would never land on "Coven!"  And thank God she didn't!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                      I would like to see more Endora than Samantha, with Paula!!!!!!!!!  But, then, even Endora had more style!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                       Can't wait to see what the season holds for Paula, girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How About Angela Bassett As Marie Laveau????????????????????

                          I mean, girls, if you thought Angela was something as Desire Dupree  on "Freak Show," wait till you see her as Marie Laveau. in "Coven!"  This is one witch you do not want to mess with, and I can attest, from again, personal experience, that when you ask Marie for something, she does come through for you!

                         When I first went to New Orleans working there, I had worked, for the past seven years, with this woman named Pamela.  She was, unquestionably, an FPB--Fucking Psychotic Bitch!!!!!!  When I heard I was going to New Orleans, I found out that if you put an article of the person you want to be rid of on Marie's grave, your wish will be granted.

                            So, one day, when I was wandering the city by myself--something I was later told never to do--I walked to the cemetery where Marie was buried and placed a blank sheet from the woman's rolo dex on it.  I made my request, and left.

                              Eight months later, she left for another job!

                              Marie does things on her time, hons, but she does come through!

                               But Angela was fierce!  When she and Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange were going at it, oh boy!!!!!!!!!!!  What a bitch fest!  Girls, you will love it!

                                Yet there was also something touching and humane about how Angela played Marie!!!!!!!!!!!!  Just like with with Desiree!  Such a gifted actress, darlings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                 I'm going to have to have a talk with Marie, soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Want To Go To Miss Robichaux's Academy For Exceptional Young Ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                             Whether I enroll there, to enhance my witching and fashion skills, or simply go there to teach, this would be the place for me!  And in the Garden District yet! I could sit on the front porch, singing "Rhiannon!!!!!!!!!!"

                                I mean, who would not want the chance to study here, what with the locale, and all!  Wonder why I did not go to Tulane?  Maybe because, something inside me knew that, even with my scholarly inclinations, NOLA would have me hooked into its more sinister ones, and I would have become a Creature Of The Night!

                               So, things work out for the best!  Having been to the city twice, I am sure I walked by this house, several times.  I used to see myself as a Tarot reader in Jackson Square, but, clearly I belong in more lush surroundings, such as these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                Career transitions are possible, darlings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

May Ben Woolf Make A Successful Recovery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                   Ben Woolf, who stands only 4'4", is the actor who brilliantly portrayed Meep on "American Horror Story--Freak Show."  He also played the Infantata in the first season, which was "Murder House."

                                    Thursday night, while crossing a street in Hollywood, he was struck in the head by the mirror of a speeding SUV.  Now, get this; the cops are not going to ticket the driver, because Ben Woolf was jay walking at the time?

                                       Excuse me???????  Is something wrong here???????  You better believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                         The actor was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is still listed in critical condition, and intensive care!!!!!!!!!!!

                                           And the cops won't ticket the driver??????????

                                           All of my girls, and I am sure the "American Horror Story" cast wish him the best. I think Lily Rabe should pay him a visit as Misty Day, and see what she can do.  I believe in her powers.

                                             But IF--and I hope it does not come to this--Ben should die, I hope the cops go after the driver on a homicide charge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                               Because, if they don't, I will!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                Everyone here is cheering for you, Ben!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey, How About That Joan Ramsey?????????????????????????

                               I know, I know, girls, it just seems there is no end of things to discuss around "American Horror Story--Coven."  I want to talk today about Joan Ramsey, played superbly by Patti Lu Pone, who is some piece of work.

                                 Patti, in real life, made the observation that this character she plays is the most despicable since the mother in "Carrie."  I beg to differ. The Mother-From-Hell I think she most resembles is Hattie Dorsett, real life mother of Sybil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                  I mean, giving her grown son an Ajax enema?????????  And he allows it, does not put up a fight?  I would imagine putting chemicals into your rectal/intestinal tract would kill you, but it doesn't.  Instead, Joan smothers him with a pillow, when he confronts her with the knowledge that he knows she murdered his dad.  You see, his dad was going to walk out on Joan with a woman from her book club, (How about that????????) and Joan just wasn't going to stand for it. So, knowing her husband was deathly allergic to bees, she planted one in the car while he went out driving alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                   Luke, her son, was going to tell the truth. Obviously, preserving her image of a Right Wing Bible Thumper was more important than her son.  Joan is the worst kind of evil--that which masquerades as good.  The only ones who think they are good are themselves!.

                                    But kudos to Patti for playing Joan! I just loved the scene, where Nan forced her to drink the bleach!  You could just tell Patti was having the time of her life, in this role!!!!!!!!!!

                                     There is only one cure for the Joan Ramseys of this world--incarceration!

                                       Just like that other church bitch, Charlotte Bayes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Oh, My God, Girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This Was To Go Crazy Over!!!!!!!!!!! And I Did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                              It has been the brilliance of "American Horror Story," at least with "Asylum" and "Coven," to feature musical number highlights.  In "Asylum," that was, unquestionably, "The Name Game," with Sarah Paulson dancing in those amazing red pumps!  But in "Coven"--oh, my God, -- I screamed!!!!!!!!!!!   I actually screamed!

                               The beautiful and brilliant Lily Rabe walks into the living room of Miss Robichaux's Academy For Exceptional Young Ladies---which is where I should enroll, or teach, darlings!!!!!!!!--and there is this is  strange woman standing there.  Misty asks who it is--and it is her  icon, Stevie Nicks!  Then, Stevie, with Misty twirling, and seated on the piano next to her, begins to sing her classic...."Rhiannon!!!!!!!!!!!!"

                                This was one of the finest moments ever seen on television, darlings!  Like watching Donna McKechnie dance "The Music And The Mirror," in "A Chorus Line."  It was the spiritual union of all us Misty/Lily/Stevie/Rhiannon fans!!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh, my God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                  I am telling you, you have just GOT to see and here this! I bet this will get more hits than anything I have ever posted on  here!  I wouldn't be surprised!!!!!!  Lily/Misty doesn't appear here, but I have posted shots of that elsewhere.  This is Stevie and "Rhiannon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

                                  And we still cry out for them......... Rhiannon!!!!!!!!!!......Stevie!!!!!!!!!!!!...Lily!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is This Woman Not The Most Beautifull, And Brilliant, Actress Of Her Generation????????????????????????

                                       OK, girls, let's get out of fiction for a moment, and talk about reality!  And Lily Rabe IS reality!

                                       I have to  confess I had the hots for her father, David Rabe, when I was younger.  Not to worry, Lily and David, I am happily espoused!  And to someone named David!!!!!!!!!!  Hmmmmmmm....I am telling you there is this Misty/Lily connection with me.

                                       But back to Lily herself!!!!!!!!  My God, isn't she beautiful!  And what an actress!!!!!!  Someone will shoot me out there for saying this, but I will.  Lily Rabe will be the next Supreme, when it comes to acting--translated into reality, that means she is the Heiress Apparent to MERYL STREEP!  Pretty soon we will be writing simply LILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                         As she has proven, she can do just about anything!  With her dance training, she has done the best twirls in the past 50 years, since Julie Andrews in "The Sound Of Music!"

                                           Not to mention, in her Shakespearean turns as Portia in "The Merchant Of Venice," and Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing," Lily proves she can handle classical style and verse superbly!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                              And we--Lily and myself--have another connection.  Ten years ago this year, Lily made her Broadway debut as Annelle in "Steel Magnolias."  I did the same role in a reading of the play, several years before!  I specialize in evil children and nuns!  I could say Lily is getting all my parts, but I
wouldn't deprive her of them, for a second, because then it would rob me of the pleasure of watching her perform them!!!!!!!!!!

                                             I am telling you, MERYL must be proud and saddened.  She raised those girls right, and one already has a failed marriage, and the other can only get a gig as Lizard Girl!!!!!!!!!!!   What happened?????????????

                                               I think Lily is MERYL's Spiritual Daughter!  Her actual mother is Jill Clayburgh, and I wish she were still around, being another gifted actress, and to see the success her daughter has achieved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am sure where Jill is, she is smiling and proud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                As for me, it is no secret this blog post is a love letter to Lily Rabe!  But don't worry, Hamish, (Linklater) I am gay, which means I only want to have lunch with Lily, dish, go shopping, and get my hair done, with her.

                                                  And, of course, sing and dance to "Rhiannon!"

Misty Day Is The Better Part Of Me!!!!!!!!!!!! But, My God, How I Wished I Looked Like Her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                It should come as no surprise to readers of this blog, or viewers of "American Horror Story," that once Lily Rabe appears on camera, she is going to walk off with the show.  As she did in "Asylum," and now "Coven."  I mean, once Misty Day comes on screen, who can look at anyone else????????  I bet the cameramen and crew had to be paid extra, to keep from focusing exclusively on her.  Hell, I wouldn't have complained if they had!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                 But Hell has nothing to do with it, hons, because she is a Heavenly Creature.  I bet Sister Camille would love her!  Misty is said to be Catholic, but, like so many of us who are, I am sure she does not hold with all that anti-gay, anti-sex crap!  She is a Child Of Nature, at home in the swamp, protected by her animal creatures, whom she protects with her gentle and loving spirit, plus,  being gifted, occasionally brings them back to life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                  I relate to Misty on so many levels!  We have that Catholic thing, and I can, when I choose, be enigmatic!  And I have been known to twirl about, in a shawl!  But I don't have the dance training Lily has!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                   Misty is that part of me that loves Cujo, Baby Gojira and Ramsey!  Even Fancy, The Alligator, and Sammy, The Snake in New Orleans!  Not to mention my very own beloved!  The part that cannot stand to see cruelty directed at animals and children especially, or anyone!   Maybe we are spiritual crusaders!

                                    She is also a huge Stevie Nicks fan.  I mean, who isn't????????  Lily, Misty, me, everyone!  Take a look a this!

                                      But, watch out for us spiritual children!  For, as Misty proves, when she needs to, she can stand up for herself, and take no crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Do not mess with Misty, and do not mess with me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                        Misty is perhaps the most beloved character on "Coven," due entirely to Lily Rabe!   Here is one more look at Misty and her moments.  She is fiction's most appealing Southern child since I don't know when!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                           We love you, Misty!  And I will try and be more like you!

We're Not So Wild About Harry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                As expected, from the posting I shared with you girls yesterday, Melissa George, as Rosie, walked off with "The Slap," especially during the show's pivotal scene, where Harry reveals that he just cannot stop being a bastard.  You can see this brilliance at the end, on here!

                                 But there were a lot of things we learned about Harry last night, to show he is the show's resident bad guy, and why people who have relatives like this, as do I, should avoid them!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                  First, his apology was not genuine.  It was done with a twinkle in his eye, and a look of arrogance, revealing his inner resentment.

                                    As expected, he beats his wife, Sandy.  And Rocco gets to see it.  Nice.  The kid is learning to be violent, which comes back to bite later.

                                    Harry may take an interest his son, Rocco, but it is the wrong kind--the kind that demands Rocco be a carbon copy of himself.  And wouldn't that be a shame?  Thank God these two do not have another child!!!!!!!!!!!

                                      And this  ismade clear, when, after a talk where Harry pushes his son, Rocco, to win, the boy lashes out at another kid on his basketball team, getting himself kicked off!  And, when the parents are called to the scjhool, Harry takes Rocco out for some man talk, probably telling him what he did was OK!  Dumb bastard?  What kind of dumbass names their son Rocco???????  An ape, that's who!!!!!!!!

                                         But your average ape is better behaved than Harry!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                      Poor Sandy!  I hope she files for a restraining order, or at least an order of protection!  Maybe, when we get her viewpoint, she will!!!!!!!!!!!

                                      Harry is the sexist bastard Rosie says he is!  After storming out of Gary's and Rosie's. the hypocrite goes to his alcohol and cocaine fueled whore coworker, and fucks with her.  But, I think a recorder was inadvertently left on, so Harry's duplicity is going to be exposed.

                                         The judge should not have shut up Gary, when he was calling Harry an asshole!  Harry IS an asshole!  If that had been me, I would have gone on talking, and I wouldn't care if I was fined for contempt!  Fuck the authority figures of this world, who are all on the side of the Harry, anyway!

                                           No political affiliation has been revealed, but it is clear to me Harry is a Right Wing Republican!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                           I hope it all comes crashing down on Harry, and I have a feeling it will.  The difference between what was seen last night and my family is that we have yet to end up in court, but leave that to me, darlings, to make it happen.  My uncle never went to whores because he was too ugly, but that didn't stop his grandson--the one who threw the hubcap at me, years before--from breaking up his marriage, and marrying one.  And how many of these other scumbag grandsons aren't doing the same thing??????  I wouldn't be a bit surprise.

                                            It looks like next week, the story is told from Anouk's (Uma Thurman) point of view.  In one scene, she and the women, including Rosie, are having lunch, and she tries to talk Rosie into letting it all go!  I hope Rosie stands her guard, because I am with her all the way!  If she had heard what Harry had said; how he is now  going to do things on "his terms," (What?  Hire a hit man?) and "destroy them," (Gary and Rosie) I think Rosie would go off like a rocket!  And she would be right!

                                             The world does not need to be protected from the Garys and the Rosies, as Harry says!  It needs to be protected from idiots like him!  Because, as Rosie says, they can scar you for life!

                                              I am living proof of that, darlings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                              Cannot wait to see what next week brings!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lili Taylor Does Some Real Acting, For A Change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                           Poor Lili Taylor!  First, that abominable 1999 remake of "The Haunting," then flying through the air, practically spread eagled, hair strewn, vomit spewing from her mouth, in "The Conjuring."  Last night, as Martha Thornhll, she gave an understated and shrewd performance, which was refreshing to see. The episode, dealing with the sex trafficking of young girls, has been done before, and was not especially well written, but Lili's performance as Martha was the most impressive guest turn since Celia Keenan-Bolger last season, and there should be more like them.
Though I kept wondering whether or not the part had been written for Marcia Gay Harden, who, after the Dana Debacle, may have washed here hands of 'SVU,' and who could blame her????????????

                          Lili played it both ways.  When she first showed up, it took me a long time to trust her; I wasn't sure she was undercover, as she said she was, or in on the whole thing. But when she and her daughter, Ariel, embraced in the hospital--a moving scene--I knew Lili had been one of the good guys.  Not a cop, just a caring person, basically doing a Harper Anderson with the traffickers.  Too bad Tracy Pollan could not have come back as Harper. How I wish she would.

                            It was also nice to see Donal Logue--with he and Peter Scanavino, and less of that Pino guy, the 'SVU' men are getting hotter, Logue's appearance, as Declan Murphy was a short one--just this segment--but how I wish he would be made Sergeant, and Olivia demoted back to Detective!
The show would be better, and Noah would have more time with her.

                              But that plot contrivance about gangster Johnny D (for Drake) being Noah's biological father,  is pure crap!

                               At least Noah is a toddler again, this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Cannot Wait To See Rosie Give It To Harry Tonight On "The Slap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

                                  I have to tell you, girls, I am having one of my Madison Montgomery Days, so everyone had better watch out.  So, when I saw the video--which I will try and show--of some of tonight's episode of "The Slap," I was delighted, and my anger fueled with delight, when I saw Rosie (Melissa George) give it to that bastard, Harry, a stand in for my Uncle Bill Liddy, the bastard patriarch of some of the biggest bastards of all--his descendants, who are all Shanty Irish Garbage!!!!!!!!!

                                   But in case I am unable to find the video--and I am sorry, darlings, I was unable to find it!!!--  here is what will be seen tonight.  In the first place, it is a confrontation--Gary and Rosie, Harry and Hector, and, of course, Hugo. The one thing I do question is that, in the scene, it is clear  Rosie is breast feeding the child!  At five years of age?  Hey, I know they feed the boys till they are fourteen in "Honey Boo Boo" country, to guarantee the boys wanting pussy when they grow up, but in sophisticated Williamsburg, Brooklyn, there is no need for that!!!!!!!!! Nor anywhere else, for that matter!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                      Anyway, Harry, even though I have no sympathy toward him, does get off  to a good start, though Rosie is understandably anxious and suspicious.  Harry, I have to admit, starts out well, talking about how people should not let feelings get out of control--even Hugo nods in agreement, which shows he is more contrite than Harry--but when Harry brings up the subject of cost, Rosie rightfully jumps in, asking if he thinks this is about money, when it is not; it is about an experience scarring a child permanently for life.  As I can attest, as proven by my experience with those trash Liddys, while not having prevented me from moving on and having a life--I defied all of them, by doing it my way!!!!!!!!!!--is nevertheless forever embedded in my memory.

                                       At least the families here have a confrontation.  Ours never did.  Not with me, at least!  But, I assure you, it is coming!  And soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                        Of course, it is Harry who makes the first mistake.  He arrogantly leans back in his side, smiling superciliously, accusing  Gary and Rosie of shaking him down to--and here comes his attack--stick him with paying for a shrink they should have sent their child to, in the first place.  At this point, all hell breaks lose, with Rosie rightfully yelling about Harry beating his wife and child--which someone should have said to my Uncle Bill's face, or my cousins--and Gary angry that Harry is once again taking an accusatory position by claiming they are shaking him down for money!
Then, Rosie, like a lioness, asks for the police, with everyone screaming at each other, and I hope to God they arrest Harry, who Rosie was right in calling "a disgusting, sexist......." which is what my Uncle Bill, his sons and grandsons all are. Shanty Irish Pigs!  I hate them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                         And I hate the Harrys of the world!  Go ahead, call me names!  See what kind of shit I spew back at you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                          Don't ever mess with me, you lousy motherfuckers, who are out there!

                                           My girls and I will eat you alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What A No Good, Homophobic Scumbag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                              Kyle Johnson grew up in an affluent area of Arlington, Texas.  He was the son of an ordained minister at the New World  United Methodist Church, in Arlington.  I am telling you, hons, those are the ones you have to watch out for.

                                 But that is not why Kyle Johnson is the winner of this week's Raving Queen Bitch Of The Week Award.

                                 He was manipulative, a loser and a user. Perfect traits to win this blog's award.

                                  And he had a degree, I think, of homophobia, which masked his own internalized hatred of himself. Because when Kyle walked out of his parents' house, he sponged only off men.

                                  This was late in the summer of 2005.  Johnson bummed around, always sponging off men.  There was an older man who took him in, but when Johnson would not adhere to the rules, he became violent, almost killing the man.  It is a mystery to me why he did not.

                                    When he met Samuel Lea Johnson, who had a degree in political science from UTA, the two  bonded  over video games. The down and out young man needed help--a place to stay--and Lea generously offered to take him in.

                                       But, by October 26, within a week after being taken in, Lea was dead.

                                        In the case of Lea and the other man, I cannot honestly say who was gay, and who was not, but take a good look at Johnson. Young and reasonably attractive, it is not unreasonable that gentlemen were attracted to him.  Or, if they were, and let's say Johnson was not gay, being a manipulator, it would not be beyond him to rope in the gents with promises of sexual favors, given his alluring appearance, and preying on their sexual tension.  I doubt if these favors were ever obtained.  Or, if they were, it only fueled the murderous homophobic rage inside Johnson.

                                        So, Kyle Johnson, is this week's Bitch Of The Week.  But the honors stop here.  He was apprehended and is now incarcerated. Had he not been, I fear what he would have become.

                                           A serial killer of gay men!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

No One Called To Tell Me???????????????????????

                               Honestly, girls, I really do need a personal assistant, or something, because I just found out this morning that reigning Broadway actress Celia Keenan-Bolger is pregnant!  Congratulations, Celia, darling, but you might have notified The Raving Queen. Especially since the baby is due in...April. That is right around the corner!

                               Which means when Celia was doing "The Oldest Boy," over at the Newhouse, she was doing it.....enceinte!!!!!!!!!!  Amazing!  Thank God, I never got pregnant, because I would probably have taken to my bed from the word go...just like in the nineteenth century.

                                  But Celia, being a child of the Millennial Age, is hale and hearty!  I know she will have a fine, healthy baby, and I know everyone at the Keenan-Bolger household--husband, John Ellison Conlee, brother Andrew and sister Maggie--must be thrilled!!!!!!!!!!  Congratulations to all!

                                   Wouldn't it be exciting if it were an Easter baby??????????

                                    And what about a baby shower??????????????????????

\                                   My God, what am I going to wear?????????????????????????

A Hard..........Banana Is Good To Find!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                             No, darlings, this is not a pun!    As one who, for the sake of both health and enjoyment, consumes a fair amount of bananas, I have become very particular about eating them.
There have been some weeks, where the bananas go ripe so fast that, by week's end, they are pulpy and uneatable.

                             The secret to a good banana, girls, is that it has to be firm, and hard! Like....well, you know!  I have a theory that bananas should be bought just when turning ripe, even  when they are still green.  Do not buy them looking like this, because by the time you get to the third or fourth banana in the group, you will have pulp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                Of course, you can always make banana bread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With My Profound Apologies, Girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                With so much going on, yesterday--like it being Shrove Tuesday, my first day back at work (GROAN!!!!!!!), and a birthday dinner celebration last night at Tarlucci E Vino, over on 15 East 18th Street, where I had the most scrumptious kale and fruit salad, butternut squash ravioli, and creme brulee, I had completely forgotten that last night was the Fifth Season premiere of "Rizzoli And Isles."  I mean, if it comes down to a choice between "Rizzoli And Isles," and "The Slap," I am, at present, obliged to choose the latter. But thanks to Monsieur, things can be taped, to look at another time--or again!  So, as soon as I watch the latest "Rizzoli And Isles," I will dish with all you girls!

                                   Meanwhile, catch Lili Taylor tonight on the new 'SVU'!!!!!!!  Will Baby Noah be in college, this week?????????????????

I SO Relate To Madison Montgomery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                               I really think it was highly conscious on the parts of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and the brilliant Emma Roberts, that Madison Montgomery, the resident bitch on "Coven," whom I just adore, is played like a stand in for Lindsay Lohan.  Wonder if they went after Lindsay for the role?  Or did she turn them down ?  I really don't think Lindsay was even considered, not only with her track record, but, because of her blow away  performance, no one, I mean NO ONE could nail Madison, as well as Emma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                               Though, as I said above, I do relate to Madison. She is like me on a bad day, when you don't want to be around when I am in one of my "I-am-Neely O'Hara"-type moods.  When I get to my Madison threshold, like she, I take no prisoners

                                  Like, here is one of my favorite Madison quotes. There are at least several people I would like to say this to, everyday; one in particular. If I am lucky, I may get my chance.

                                    Yet, I also admire Madison, because, for all her darkness and cynicism, she does have terrific insight!  Take a listen to the insights she espouses about the generation she is a part of. She is spot on!!!!!!!!!

                                      And she knows where her priorities lie! Even in the midst, of a cat fight with Misty Day, when Axeman (Danny Huston) threatens them, she knows enough to ban together with her sister witches, as she says, "Boy, did you walk into the wrong house!"

                                        Madison may be a bitch, but I love her!  I wouldn't want the two of us to clash; there'd be too much blood, nor would I want you near me on one of my Madison Days.

                                          But being a bitch does make life more interesting, darlings!!!!!!!!!!!

                                          Rock on, Madison!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!