I recognize that this clip is in fact a couple weeks old, but I only saw these clips from the Curb Your Enthusiasm season final last night, so don’t f*ck with me, fellas! This is only my third day back at the blog rodeo! (Blog lesson #187: When in doubt, reference Mommie Dearest.) Besides, I’ve got no words to convey just how wonderful—and wonderfully realized– a character Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s wildly flamboyant maybe-gay, Greg, is. Only blog love. In the form of all the gold stars:
Now That It’s Her Birthday, Here’s Judy Garland Singing “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”
June 10, 2010
From her 1963 television show, The Judy Garland Show, here’s Judy Garland singing “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”:
I’d go on some pithy tangent about the strange, sublime joys of being a Judy Garland loving queen, but what’s the point in that? This is the woman–nay, Diva–who, according to the Gay & Lesbian Times, was once quoted as saying, “When I die I have visions of fags singing ‘Over the Rainbow’ and the flag at Fire Island being flown at half mast.” You can’t provide a fabulously succinct bit of commentary on what she means to some of us (myself included), nor can you give that quote anything but love.
Happy birthday, Judy. We love you.
I can already feel early onset withdrawal coming on, and boy is it bleak. It’s so bad that I’ve had to work extra hard on my shimmies to help balance out the shakes, and I’ve had to buy myself industrial strength spoons to make sure I don’t accidentally swallow my tongue in the process. Like I said, bleak.
Anyways, the one upside to being such a human train wreck is that it’s gotten me thinking about Lost fan videos, or–to be more specific–the lack of Lost fan videos. Seriously, the internet is a bastion for all of us nerds with too much time on our hands to obsess over things like Lost, or which image should come next in their YouTube Miley Cyrus fan video slide show. Sadly for me, I’m too technologically incompetent to know how to make or even upload a YouTube video. Hell, I can barely make a gif, and I have to write up all my blog posts on a typewriter and then have have a 15-year-old transcribe them into C++ (that’s how it works, right?), because the interwebs are for the young and I am OLD. My point is, I’ve come up with a list of Lost fan videos that I think should happen, and I think we, the internet, need to make them happen. For example:
Song: U2′s “No Line on the Horizon”
Why: U2′s ambient rock hymn to a “girl who’s like the sea” is transformed into one fan’s ode to the mysteries of the island itself. The lines “Time is irrelevant/It’s not linear” take on a whole new meaning that encapsulates the time-shifting experience Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have crafted over the course of six seasons. On the down side, though, there’s no mention of narrative meandering, inexplicably dropped plot threads, or a last-act explanation of “Your questions lead to more questions, so here is a cave of golden light.”
I usually attempt to avoid Hollywood gossip as it tends to be tons of speculation and rumor mongering and only so frequently comes to fruition, but when I read this on Celebitchy, I had a moment. A really shrill, shrieky moment of unabashed homo glee. Ears bled. Dogs barked. It was no good, so I worry for the world about what would happen if this news turned out to be more than just someone passing off their own two-cents on casting a Judy Garland biopic. But, according to the Daily Mail:
Hollywood starlet Anne Hathaway is in talks to play her movie idol Judy Garland in an upcoming film based on Gerald Clarke’s biography, Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland.
The 26-year-old actress is so desperate to appear in the movie – which charts Judy’s rise to fame and her struggle with drink and drugs – that she may have to sacrifice other projects, which include a lead role in a comedy called The Fiance.
THIS ABSOLUTELY MUST HAPPEN. MAKE IT HAPPEN, HOLLYWOOD! See! I lose all control when I begin to this about the possibility of this rumor coming to fruition.
I mean, you need only watch this clip to recognize the incredibly obvious fact that Judy Garland is one fierce lady. Seriously, watch this fierceness:
Fierce. Fact number 765 about the homosexual community: we loooove hysterics, and those are some perfectly executed hysterics. Now you know why the gays love her.
Also, anybody that’s watched Rachel Getting Married knows that Anne Hathaway has some serious acting chops. Oh, and she can sing damn well:
Between the champagne-effervescence of her charm and the fact that she did self-destructive so well in Rachel Getting Married, casting her as Judy Garland is the duh of the century. Hell, make it more than a movie. Make it a ten-hour miniseries. I will watch it all. There’s no way it’d be anything less than fabulous.
Now watch this rumor turns out to be completely false and instead they cast Malin Akerman, because that’s just my (bad) luck. Though if they use that as an opportunity to cast Carla Gugino as drunky Garland, then I just might get on board…