Saturday, January 1, 2011

New old Faces in 2011

Wishing you all a happy 2011.

Here's a plug for a new daily pop culture blog by drag superstar/ cabaret fave: Jackie Beat.

Read her fun take on the 1975 classic The Stepford Wives. She brings up an interesting point -- all Ira Levin's most gripping works feature women betrayed by their husbands (ie: Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives). Levin's A Kiss Before Dying and Deathtrap are other examples.

Speaking of Deathtrap --I think my 1982 pre-teen crowd lost our sheltered little minds at the matinee showing when we saw our beloved Superman/ Christopher Reeve plant a big smooch on_____. Okay, no spoilers from me. Find the spoiler here if you like.

Deathtrap was released on Region 1 DVD as half of a two-pack with the Henry Winkler/Michael Keaton buddy film Night Shift.

check out the 1980s Rubik's Cube motif for the film timely of them.

Anyway, I highly recommend Jackie Beat's blog. Jackie's philosophy is "There is something wonderful and exciting and very life-affirming about allowing all the style and magic of the past into your life. This can be done through fashion, music, movies, literature and more."

She would fit right in at the Slammer.

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