All of the Dream Sequences From Ken Russell’s The Boy Friend
March 6, 2016

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Since I’m an old person, any time after 9pm is late for me, if not in fact entirely past my bedtime, so it’s only appropriate to end the day with all of the dream sequences from Ken Russell’s The Boy Friend. Much like the above bonkers amuse-bouche of a headdress, they’re totally over the top, totally fabulous, and at times not unlike a Busby Berkeley acid flashback. Oh, and they’re starring Twiggy. Yes, that Twiggy.

What I’m trying to say is there are far worse pre-bedtime camp viewing pleasures, and arguably few better, so grab yourself a cup of Sleepytime tea and get ready to spike it with an shot of crazy, because these dream sequence will take you up, off and away:

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Alright Already! We’ll Talk About Glee
May 27, 2009

Yeesh.  Certain people, who shall remain nameless but might have names that rhyme with Shmarker and Shmathan (just saying, and also, love you guys!), have been all up in my grill about Glee.  It’s nothing but “Why don’t you blog about Glee?” this and “I hate your face ’til you blog about Glee!” that.  So fine, here we go:

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Seriously, was there ever any question?  I think not.  If anything, my only complaint is that we’re all forced to wait until this fall for more Glee.  That’s ass and a half, y’all; fortunately, despite Fox clearly conducting an experiment in patience amongst the nation’s gays (and their fag hags), Glee is anything but ass and a half.

Maybe it’s hyperbole, but Glee‘s the most inspired television show in quite some time.  The underdog-competitor-meets-Busby-Berkeley-musical vibe is infinitely charming blend of camp and heartfelt sincerity, and any show that can bring together both the eternally adorable Jayma Mays and eternally fierce Jessalyn Gilsig clearly knows a thing or two about casting.  And let’s not forget that Glee gave us the single greatest rendition of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” ever made EVER:

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So Much Singing and Dancing and Hysteria to Be Had, Yet So Little Time!
February 6, 2009

Ruh-roh. Looks like we’re all going to be verrrry busy in the next month…and not in a Mae West sort of way.  I can’t help but wonder if Paula Deen is letting the cat out of the bag about the doorway that leads into my head, ‘cos Film Forum has really made the program of my dreams.

Honestly, this program is completely nutso in all the right ways.  There’s so much Barbara Stanwyck and Busby Berkeley that I’m already having a conniption fit (or 20).  I really don’t know what I’ll do when I see this nonsense on the big screen:

Or this, for that matter:

Seriously, that “child” is the stuff that dreams are made of.  Oh, and by dreams, I mean my worst nightmares.  I.  Can’t.  Wait.

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