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Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Parental Discretion Advised post

Martha Wainwright, "You Cheated Me"

No embedding allowed. So clicky here.

You should have seen me in my car this morning, singing this tune at the top of my lungs. As I neared work, I toned down my act, for fear of having someone I know pull up to my car at a light and seeing me act like a fool. An out of tune fool at that.

Okay, this video fits with today's theme 'cause this link above is the "explicit" version. At the 1:45 mark, you can see why. What I don't get is why the title includes "closed-captioned." I don't see any. Do you?

#5--Mark Rylance

Okay, Mark Rylance is an obvious choice for today's theme since his best known role might be his leading turn in Intimacy, a movie in which he not only is buck nekkid, but is also seen receiving fellatio (by Kerry Fox, the evil female roommate in Shallow Grave). No CGI. That takes, pardon the pun, balls.

But that's not why he's on the list. When he won this year's Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play (beating out heavyweights like Patrick Stewart and Lawrence Fishburne), in his acceptance speech, he didn't thank his mom, wife, agent, dog, lawyer, 3rd grade art teacher, etc. In fact, he didn't thank anyone. Instead, he read a poem from Minnesotan prose poet Louis Jenkins. Like I said, he's ballsy, and I found his non-conformist speech endearing.

A couple other notes on Rylance:
He's English, but was educated in the States at a prep school in Wisconsin where his father was headmaster.
He was artistic director of the Globe Theater for ten years--but has publicly stated that he believes Shakespeare's works were not written by Shakespeare.
I first saw him on screen in Angels and Insects, another sexually charged film.

I promise the next entry will be more family-friendly. I might even blog about the Olympics...but if I do that, I'll have to include the story of the female Greek water polo player and her boob slip.


Blogger Yum-Yum said...

The most genital-centric blog entry ever! :D

He's obviously playing up the exposure in order to receive a free kick. I'm telling ya, soccer players will do anything to a draw foul.

In The Heartbreak Kid, they unfairly mock people who sing in the car. Personally, I don't think there's anything wrong with it. Just as long as they don't do it on the subway.

I saw bits of Intimacy on TV a couple of years ago. And remember it being very raw. Of course, the channel that aired it nowadays shows nothing but reruns of Numbers and House.

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