It's that time again! Or at least it is for me — your timezone is your business. Anyway, here's what I'm reading at whatever time this is.
Here is a list of things I enjoy in fiction: strong friendships eighties fashion underdogs and outcasts banding together funny child actors friends riding bikes in the suburbs that thing of where there are two kids who are bestest best friends in childhood and then the story is structured in such a way as to … Continue reading There Is No Way In Hell I Am Going to Watch the Scary Clown Movie or Read the Scary Clown Novel But I Hope the Two Gay Kids Grow Up and Get Married and Teach Drama and Music Classes
Note added 10-26-17: I feel that I should clarify in order to spare readers potential disappointment that this screenplay is gay in the sense that Capote was a gay writer and inflected his gay aesthetic and political subject positions onto the story, but on the surface level of the text this screenplay is no more gay … Continue reading Hey Gays, Here’s Truman Capote’s Hardcore Gay Screenplay of The Great Gatsby (For Real This Time)
Here's the screenplay, if you want to skip the preamble. Did you know that Andrew Garfield, the inventor of acting, once proposed a Spider-Man movie in which Peter Parker would be bisexual and Michael B. Jordan would play MJ? Did you know that he proposed this more than once? Did you know that Sony and … Continue reading I Went Ahead and Wrote A Spider-Man Movie Where Peter Parker is Bisexual Because Life is Short and God Knows Nobody Else Was Going to Do It
From Baz Luhrmann: Interviews, edited by Tom Ryan: “There’s a screenplay for it written by Truman Capote, which I got my hands on. Bob Evans, whom I now know very well and who was running the studio at the time, rejected it. Because, basically, Jordan is gay and Nick is gay and the script is too hardcore.” … Continue reading Excerpts From Truman Capote’s Original Hardcore Gay 1974 Script for ‘The Great Gatsby’ That Baz Luhrmann Has Read But No One Else
Run Away With Me You're stuck in my head, stuck on my heart, stuck on my body, body I wanna go, get out of here, I'm sick of the party, party I'd run away I'd run away with you Now, if you'll recall, an early and pivotal plot point in The Social Network is that … Continue reading E•MO•TION by Carly Rae Jepsen is a Pop Opera About Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin and I’ll Prove It
Admittedly, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is pretty depressing. But what if raconteur boat boy Marlow was replaced with an egomaniacal anthropomorphic zoo lion? And what if good old Kurtz had a dance party to I Like to Move It? Great news: Dreamworks answered these questions and more in 2005 with their iconic film Madagascar. Let's go over the basics, shall we? … Continue reading Dreamworks Madagascar is a Heart of Darkness Adaptation and I’ll Prove It