Belle de Jour? Instantly back to one Catherine Deneuve, but this one’s
different. It’s Twentieth First Century London and this Belle has no problems
with a perhaps repressed childhood, Christianity and masochism tendencies.
She’s a woman who decides to become an escort mainly because she enjoys sex and
the money is really good (if only things were this easy on regular bases, but
anyway), this is her reality. She takes no time in presenting her world to us.
Her world includes two sides, Belle and Hanna’s, though they’re really the
same, which is something questioned throughout the entire seasons. It was
interesting enough for me to keep watching.
speaks to us, she tells her world to us breaking the fourth wall, I am not the
biggest fan of this approach, but I got used to it because you soon realize
this woman is really pleasant, she’s likable, intelligent, knows exactly what
she’s doing, what her circumstances are, she’s not trying to pretend to be
someone else, she’s really not, it’s her choice. You can see that in the final
episode of season one, when she chooses to stay in her own flat, in her own
terms and decides to do things by herself.
season brings new characters, new challenges, especially in the department of
relationships, which will be also part of the main plots throughout the rest of
the seasons, which I really hoped it wasn’t. Bambi is a younger girl who’s just
entering the escort world, and more than being a comic relief and setting a
different state of whoring, she is someone that helps seeing who is
Belle/Hannah is all about. Personally, she did that to me. I really got to her,
to understand her ways and I really liked her. Now in terms of Belle quitting
her job, which was part of her, therefore part of who she was, to be with a
man, wasn’t part of my favorite explorations. Second season was different in
many ways from the previous, for once Billie was pregnant and it was also
pretty clear has her breasts grew bigger by each episode. I should mention Ben by
now, her relent and always present friend who is clearly attracted to her.
season had two opposing sides. It was to me the mature timing of the series,
everything seemed to feet accordingly and it was just the funniest times. Belle
had reach her success as an anonymous author of the secret life of a London
call girl, she was enjoying her research for literary material as much as we
the audience were enjoying her adventures and misadventures. She had found a
stable so to speak confidence and respect in her own secret career, both of
them. The honesty was at its core I guess, even if those questions of a secret
life and her professional job, about being able to reconcile work and pleasure
all at once still aroused her. She thought she would find in her editor the
seemingly right balance, except that she found the exact person to whom comes
the closest to her clients, except that she knew and had to face this one’s
dishonesty. Too conveniently dramatic or not, that finale scene of Belle and
the editor, where they are fighting
about each other’s dignity, she comes out of it as a really strong, intelligent
and dignified woman to my perspective, that’s why this could be my favorite
season. They had captured one of this story’s moral points, which is the
dignity of a hooker. I like when Bambi comes to Belle’s apartment after her
fight about race with the boss and Belle doesn’t want her inside because her
sister is there and she’s like, “It’s because I’m black?”, and Belle responds,
“No, it’s because you’re a whore”.
Belle working on her literary material...
Ok, so the other part of this season was
perhaps the growing mess outside Belle’s, because Belle was always consistent,
always made sense. But for example, they totally forgot about her sister’s son
and that messed with my brains, every single time she would appear. In the
second episode of this series she gives birth, so, you know, I thought they
would eventually maybe just mention the kid or something, but no.
four took a whole new approach and it was my least favorite, actually. It’s
like they didn’t had time for anything, the whoring part with the clients, her
other life as Hannah/Belle, it was a mess. Characters suddenly didn’t fit their
previous beliefs. I guess conflict was just badly written, they went with the
easy known way outs. There was no such thing has continuity. Belle would be
wearing this elaborated as fuck clothes in one scene and the next one would be
wearing yet another mind fuck clothing set that she couldn’t possibly had the
time to change; the same goes with the makeup, sometimes we couldn’t see her
face, again continuity to the garbage. It was excruciating to watch the New
York segment, too.
also took the last season to go on every cinematic road they wished. There was
fixed camera a la Requiem for a Dream, there was spaghetti a la Tarantino, there
was cut split screen and whatever. One thing it wasn’t that disappointing was
the crazy road of fucked up clients, it went to a whole new mess too. Even the
new male character they wrote to once again question Belle’s take on a
relationship with another man was hopeless. The approach was soulless, the
intentions didn’t fit and it just needed to end. Music was also much more
present, and Adele made the end of it, with her 'Someone Like You'.
This precious minute. The best part of the entire finale season.
"Is that in the script?" Oh, Billie, that laugh!
someone absolutely committed to this would be able to do something as reliable
and as entertaining as Billie Piper did and not only was she great, it also
seemed she really enjoyed playing this character. And her faces, her reactions
to the many different things her character would have to face were often
hilarious. I loved when she would turn to us and just say the simplest of the
sentences, “What the fuck?”
is never an easy topic, both in writing a story and the reality of it, in its reception
and in making it; especially to the actors involved it takes courage. But they
took risks and made it.
is so good when I look at this character, Holly, and I see nothing and no one
else but Holly. No Billie, no Belle, no Rachel. That’s where she scores,
Billie. One of the things, if not the biggest, I found so interesting about her, it’s like every time I see her it’s like her face changes. It’s true
that I haven’t seen enough of her work but I’ve seen enough to conclude this, she
changes quite a lot and there’s nothing that feels as good as this, for a fan.
I loved that she became one of the most refreshing surprises from the acting
spot. I gradually came to knowledge her subtle but absolutely committed work
she did in True Love, she was great, and I think she’s really great. She’s
lovely; she has such a lovely voice. She gain one faithful admirer.
The whole experience of Magic Mike started
way before the film start. The group, including myself, looks at the people; so
who’s coming to see this film^? We’re looking for possible perverts, cougars
(oh, so unpleasant). Two men walk together to their sits and we look at each
other suspiciously. My friend had just said or questioned really, who the guy is
coming to see this film, she had already seen it and she was looking for the
men’s interest in seeing this film. Good question. Why I am watching the film,
So the moment came, the so awaited film of
the year (like I said at the beginning of the year!) the film starts, everyone
is pretty excited, you know those noises women do. I don’t know what hit my mom
but she couldn’t stop laughing at the first stripteases show, she later told me
it was The Kid’s boxers that made her laugh like that.
As the film progresses, I realize the
story is really about the lives of strippers, it’s about the world surrounding them.
We have our own talented Magic Mike who’s trying to find his own legit road,
trying to get out of this world and we have the newcomer and promising talent with
The Kid, who’s trying to find his own road but without thinking of collateral side
Like everyone else, I create my story and
conclusions out of Magic Mike, it may get closer to what they were trying to
say, but at the end I think everyone realizes the cycle we see in Magic Mike
and The Kid’s, where one ends and another starts, it’s like passing the torch
to a new version.
Matthew stealing the show, is it too wrong saying this?
The final scenes of this film kind of
messed my mind briefly as the film ends. Until the last moments, we are presented
with as much of an authentic approach to this world as they are willing. My mom
laughed so hard because The Kid’s boxers were those known used and without
elastic kind of boxers she must have washed many times to her son. In a way,
the film always tried to use authentic ways to makes us laugh, to makes us
believe. The environment in the backstage, we could see through wide shots
everyone preparing for the show and talking in the meantime. The moment when
Mike and The Kid, Adam jump the bridge and the whole meaning about this scene
of a young adult trying to find his way, trying to hold on to something. The conservations
between Mike and Brooke, and her laughs that annoyed some girls behind me, when
I had to hear typical girl’s responses like, “God, she’s so annoying, what a
stupid laugh”. The use of colors in some sequences and the connection with the
soundtrack. So when we see that talk between Mike and Brooke questions my mind set
for a moment, it was like we suddenly had jumped to a romantic comedy. But the
film as a whole is brave in taking this theme in particular and makes it as
dignified as possible.
Part of my excitement for this film was
really to see people’s reactions, to go to a theater and hear people’s
reactions (even though I hate to hear it on a regular bases, obviously), it was
my mom’s reactions, which by the way she loved the film and the kid, Alex
Pettyfer. The day after she asks me to show her the trailers and that she
really wants to see it again. I wonder if the male couples in the theater had
enjoyed it, because I did. I was glad it had a story. I was also excited to see
Olivia Munn but the one who really ruled the fuck out was Matthew McConaughey,
like I would say, he was the king. It was really the connection of his own charisma
and this character, the balance of Dallas’s seriousness and loose seriousness
on the dancing part is of a great sobriety. Oh it would not be fair to not
mention the mind behind all this, the one you cannot dislike, Channing Tatum! I
can say I’m his generation…I remember perfectly when I saw She’s the Man in the
theater and giggled a lot at him and even had a lot of fun with the film…that’s
how I am part of his generation!
You know, sometimes I just do stuff...I don't know what I'm saying, so I will just share this with you (shamefully). The next few images feature Parks and Recreation and probably the most unexpected fusion you can think of. There was once Parks and Game of Thrones, I give you Parks and USWNT (in other letters, the United States Women's National Soccer).
It's just that these are probably my favorite faces, ever.
And its fusion it's just explosive.
Then put them around Retrievers and we get this.
I really thought there was no face like Hope Solo's bitch face...but then I thought again...
It's just an hopeless case...
Everytime I think of Tobin Heath...I put my finger like Swanson's and just say Tobin Heath!!
Anyway, I'm the hopeless case.
And if you at least laugh at this, then great!
P.S., All the great work I had done here was greatly done on Paint.
This is how good I am.
P.S.S., all this to conclude that Parks and Recreation is always on my mind.