Haven't posted anything for a moment because I just needed a break from being online. I'm good now,though. Anyway, I do remember reading about the professor who decided to do Asian-American porn---he did complete at least one porn flick. I get where he was coming from with that idea,though.
And LOVE, SIMON apparently hit it big at the box office anyway, despite any right-wing homophobes ranting about it, so that's good. Hopefully, that pissed them off even more,since they can't forbid anyone from seeing it,lol. Here's a review of a new Netflix film that's supposed to be an edgier counterpart to SIMON (yeah, I know, I should put this in the TV section, but I'm only mentioning it for the LOVE, SIMON comparisons.)
Indiewire-----Review of Alex Strangelove
Since you can't hear Monae's new release right away, here's a new single of hers until then (it just now occurred to me that you're probably already seen it though---it's really beautiful, and I love her fashion style in it:)
As for jury duty, just take a book and some snacks with you---you might not even get picked. That's been my experience---I only made it to an actual jury screening once, and that was years and years ago. The movie ZAMA sounds even more interesting since I saw VAZANTE last week----it was a definitely dark look at the reality of slavery in 19th-century Brazil,and the dynamics between the slaves and the slaveowners. I liked the fact that it was filmed in black & white, and disturbed by its brutal ending. Still pretty interesting though,with one of its main male characters (the slaveowner) always walking around looking like a emotionally drained inexpressive zombie. Liked the article about Fiennes and her new film on Grace Jones,who's certainly one of the more intriguing singer/songwriters and groundbreaking musical artists to have come out of the post-punk era. Incidently, she came out with a biography a couple of years back called I'LL NEVER WRITE MY MEMOIRS (which she did anyway,lol.) I got either a cassette or a CD of her best-known hits,and having grown-up seeing her weird videos and hearing/loving the heck out of her classic hits like "Pull Up To The Bumper" and "Slave To The Rhythm" and really not knowing what the hell to make of her, it's been cool getting some perspective on her over the years, and learning to appreciate just how truly groundbreaking she was in a lot of ways-----particularly for a black female artist who never let herself be restricted to one single genre of music. So that definitely sounds like it would be worth seeing,wherever it's playing.
Listened to some of that Stonefield song-----actually there were a few all-female rock bands back in the late '60s/early '70's---it's just that they were never able to get people to look at them as anything more than a novelty at the time---groups like She, New York's Goldie and the Gingerbreads, Kentucky's own The Feminine Complex; Nile,Michigan's own The Lu'ved Ones, the hard-rocking Fanny (who had the distinction of being the first all-female rock group signed by a major record label in the mid-'70s) then The Runaways, who weren't appreciated and seen as little more than a novelty in their own time. ( I would have mentioned Heart with the Wilson sisters, but their band wasn't all female,since half of it was three guys. The R&B group A Taste of Honey,best known for their biggest hit, the 1978 disco classic "Boogie Oogie Oogie" wasn't an all-female band, but they could boast of having Janice Marie Johnson and Hazel Payne, the guitarist and bassist/lead singers,respectively.)
Here's a good article about why it's easier for actresses to come out as gay or bi or queer in Hollywood than actors:
Hollywood's Gay Double Standard When It Comes To Actors/Actresses Coming Out