November 22nd, 2002

little review

Poem for Friday

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Quote divineway pointed me to, by David Duchovny in the December 1998 Playboy, interviewed by Lawrence Grobel, archived here:

"I think pornography is fine. Without getting into a discussion about how it demeans women and all that shit, I like to watch other people fuck. That's the fun part -- they're doing all the work. Something funny happened to me in Vancouver. At hotels in Canada you get full porn, unlike in America, where they cut out all the penetration and private parts, and you just get a shot of the guy from behind, which I don't need to see. When I watched porn, I'd rent three tapes and do reconnaissance work first -- I'd fast-forward to see what caught my eye and then I'd catalog it. Then I'd make my choices and go back and watch. But you can't do that in a hotel because the movie won't play again for another eight hours. So if you're masturbating and not just watching, you have to make a decision fast. I had to change my porn-watching habits and commit early. In Vancouver I learned that beyond the initial commitment to the scene where I wanted to get off, I had no control over the moment I got off. Once you go over that edge to an orgasm, you can't pull back. So you give over and then you're at the mercy of the cuts-and all of a sudden you're looking at a guy's sweaty ass and you're coming, and then you're thinking, Oh my God, I'm questioning my sexuality, because that wasn't half bad."

Dawson's Creek: I really like Eddie and I did not want to like Eddie, not because I have any desire to see Joey get back together with Dawson or Pacey -- I would like to see Joey single and independent for once -- but because Oliver Hudson is one of those Hollywood kids famous for his relatives who get far too much credit for their mediocre acting, of whom the odious Gwyneth Paltrow is the most annoying example. Except that Oliver Hudson may actually be able to act. It's hard to tell on that show, because with the exception of Joshua Jackson, I don't think there are real chops to compete with. My but I am bored with the Dawson storylines. Instead of a week with no Jen, we should get a week with no Beek. On the other hand I am anxiously awaiting information on which network will pick up the show and rerun the first season, so I can relive the moments when I first discovered Billie Myers, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Mary Beth, etc.

Ready-made for RPS...I can't believe they let this information leak. "Frodo Baggins, 'Pippin' Took and 'Merry' Brandybuck will be staying in a country house in England for New Year. The actors who play the "Lord of the Rings" hobbits, Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan, are spending New Year together in Cumbria, England, though Wood would also like to take in the sights of Scotland while visiting the UK. The 21-year-old actor says, "I'm going to be spending the New Year in England at a farmhouse in Penrith. Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghue will be there. It is going to be a very hobbity New Year. It is only an hour from Scotland and I want to go there too."

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