I watched the first few episodes and thought it was “cute”. It had a good enough “eighties” vibe for the teens & twenty-something’s that this show is geared for. All neon colors, big hair & paint splats were in place. I immediately liked AnnaSophia Robb’s take on Ms. Bradshaw. I even loved her terrible wigs that seem to have a life of their own.
Carrie’s best friends Mouse (Ellen Wong), Walt (Brendan Dooling) & Maggie (Katie Findlay) were totally perfect replacements for Miranda, Charlotte & Samantha.
God, I love Ellen Wong.
I thought the father/ sister stuff wasn’t really working (Morrissey, the hamster, oh please) and that an hour was a tad long. Make this show a half hour, I thought.
But half way through the season… it found it’s footing and I actually started liking Carrie’s sister & dad. All the characters have gotten way more depth (even Donna La Donna). The visuals are extremely fun. I mean, you know damn well that the Interview Magazine office NEVER looked like a 2009 Anthropologie window display & that Carrie Bradshaw would never have “her look” so nailed down in her teen years.
I kind of wish they’d throw in a few obvious fashion disasters for her… where she gets it all wrong (as teens frequently do). And her friends or awesome Larrisa (played by the zippy Freema Agyeman) would give her some good ol’ side eye. That would be fun!
But TCD harks back to the best seasons of SATC with its Patricia Fields’ rich eye-candy styling & emotional story telling. Sure this show is based on Bushnell’s Carrie Diaries book but its energy is really all about HBO’s SATC. Bushnell may be the creator of these characters but it was the TV show that made them iconic.
Having SATC’s Amy B. Harris executive produce and write for TCD is the strong point here. She wrote some of the best SATC episodes. I hope she doesn’t let the show (if it’s renewed) become all about “things” like the post 9-11 SATC seasons and those two mindless “product endorsement” films.
I’m rambling… anyhow… why do I love The Carrie Diaries so? It harks back to my love of Square Pegs, Thirtysomething, Family and errrr… SATC. With all the visual non-reality/ fantasy going on… the core is emotional… there’s a truth to it even when it gets super corny at times. It has innocence without being twee. It’s a true guilty pleasure for this 48 year old.
Everyone is so cute to look at!
Walt’s a GAY!
Look at that giant cellphone!
Oh, and the characters all happen to be different nationalities… finally Carrie Bradshaw’s world includes people of color… and they’re not having to heat up her cinnamon spiced milk or organize her life for her. In SATC’s run Bradshaw sadly regresses… in The Carrie Diaries she will obviously soar.
So, I LOVE looking @ fan art. But usually I love the REAL BAD stuff… like my Beauty & The Beast post a few days ago. I decided to look for Thor related stuff (I get Chris Hemsworth boners on occasion). I had NO CLUE that people were into brothers Thor & Loki getting it on. Incest is indeed the best! I found all of these fine images on FUCK YEAH THOR & LOKI. The bad art was just bad… not really warped enough or funny. There were so many AMAZING works though. Sweet, touching, amusing, porny… and just plain pretty. See what you think…
1983. With Dionne Warwick, Shelley Winters, Teri Garr, Virginia Mayo, Pat Van Potten, and Terry Moore.
Reynolds went on to appear in Tammy and the Bachelor, The Unsinkable Molly Brown – and more recently, Mother. Reynolds talks about working with different directors and says she’s not one to hold a grudge, but warns that she’s rather like an elephant. “I remember everything.” Debbie Reynolds is a great storyteller.
Photo MIX-IN: model erik conover, bath rugby players (emphasis on Tom Heathcote, Nathan Catt & Rob Webber), other sexy boys & various hairy asses
Thanks LADY BUNNY for introducing me to this women!
Dorothy Squires was one of the biggest British singing stars of the 1940s, a charismatic and electrifying stage performer.
Thanks to a lengthy professional – and personal – partnership with the respected composer and musician Billy Reid, she topped theatre bills throughout Britain and became one of the UK’s biggest record-sellers. READ HER STORY HERE!
(((NEWish))) JIZ… errrrr… JEM and the HOLOGRAMS collector’s dolls by Integrity Toys (they got them SOOOOO right)
OFFICIAL SITE HERE! WARNING! THEY ARE SUPER EXPENSIVE. Prices range from $120.00 – $650.00 (for limited editions). I think Kimber is my fave… very 80′s yet VERY “COUNTRY MAGIC” Ann-Margret (hence my love).
My little Josh is leaving the porn industry! So here is one of his “last” photo shoots (for NEXT DOOR MALE). His hairy ass, his little pink pucker, his pelt… his dinky… Josh has never looked better! Wow!
He has a Raging Stallion production coming out called BEHIND THE BIG TOP. It stars Leo Domenico, Josh Long, James Jamesson, Rogan Richards, Logan Vaughn, Genesis Luna, Jimmy Fanz & Dale Cooper. Sounds like a WINNER.
So I guess my little Josh’s “puppy” performance for Chi Chi LaRue might be his last great “film role”. So, on that note… before you stare all over Missy Long’s business, just click on the You Tube below (as a delightful musical accompaniment) and be whisked off into the sad and amusing headspace of Sissydude boy crushing…
‘special care’, ‘you’re the one’ & ‘charity ball’ and a TEAriffic advert too! – FANNY (via gavin e.)
“One of the most important female bands in American rock has been buried without a trace. And that is Fanny. They were one of the finest… rock bands of their time, in about 1973. They were extraordinary… they’re as important as anybody else who’s ever been, ever; it just wasn’t their time. Revivify Fanny. And I will feel that my work is done.” — David Bowie (1999, Rolling Stone)
Fanny was an American all-female band, active in the early 1970s. They were one of the first notable rock groups to be made up entirely of women, the third to sign with a major label (after Goldie & the Gingerbreads and The Pleasure Seekers), and the first to release an album on a major label. They achieved two top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and released five albums.
It’s one in the morning and i just can’t sleep. Had a lovely day receiving the first few SISSYDUDE HOTTIE Q&A’s! So great getting such positive feedback from people that I like so much. They really know how to answer a “Tiger Beat” question! Almost hitting the one month mark of being unemployed. I promised myself a month of doing whatever I needed… sleep in… drink too much coffee… Sissydude post galore & watching some “porno gay” to get the juices flowin’. I’ll still be doing all this stuff but I really have to get on with the art and looking for creative work. I like today (errrr yesterday). Must get to sleep now… a photo session here tomorrow… tea party themed! I have to wake up early and get this place in order… and ice the cupcakes! xoxo J
“I just watched the full version of this today. It’s so sexy… provocative… lovely. These men are just so beautiful to look at and when you add listening to them talk about their experiences being red haired… well it just makes for a surprisingly complex viewing.” – Sissydude
Redheads. Fire crotches… This film collects samples of their testimonials and their body hair, skin and sperm. It is about being different genetically, about gay gingers, doubly in a minority, from Ireland to Israel to Brazil. A film made especially for ginger lovers. – Antonio Da Silva
BUTT says: Gingers will premier on Sunday 14 April 2013 at Fringe! a LGBT film festival in London as part of their shorts program. It will be screened at IndieLisboa’13 the following week on 22 April 2013.
A film by Antonio Da Silva
Cast: Andreas (Germany), Adam (England), Anthony (Ireland), Anton (Sweden), Andrew (England), Damien (Scotland), Don (Ireland), Mark (England), Matthias (Germany), Mateus (Brazil), Padraig (Ireland), Rui (Portugal), Sam (England), Sergio (Italy), Simon (Ireland), Sander (Netherlands), Simon (England), Simon (Ireland), Stephan (Germany), Tadeusz (Poland / Israel), Otavio (Brazil), Thomas (England), Xavier (France), (Netherlands), Zero (Brasil).
Camera Editing and Sound Design: Antonio Da Silva
Co-Editor: Tomas Baltazar
Support: THANKS to everyone that donated to watch and support Antonio Da Silva films.
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William Reiss is currently a development story artist for disney television animation. Other credits include co-executive producer for disney channel’s ‘fish hooks,’ creative director for cartoon network’s ‘chowder’, and storyboard artist/writer for nickelodeon’s ‘spongebob squarepants.’ In his career he has freelanced for companies such as dreamworks feature animation, playhouse disney/wild brain and simon & schuster publishing. He has earned two primetime emmy nominations and one annie nomination for his work with c.h. greenblatt on ‘chowder,’ as well as one annie nomination for ‘fish hooks.’ An alumni of calarts and rutgers university’s mason gross school of the arts, he continues to explore his interests in painting, illustration, and pop culture. Please feel free to send him a message!
The men’s fashion revolution is in full swing, with looks ranging from ’30s styles to a revival of grunge and mouth grilles.