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Monday, December 16th, 2013
8:50 pm
John Waters makes the case for Jayne Mansfield as the ultimate movie star

John talks about rock music's impact on 50s culture, the nature of camp, his obsession with Jayne Mansfield, and his experience interviewing Little Richard. Fascinating stuff!

"She's not Anna Nicole Smith, because she was smarter than Anna, I think. Remember, she played the violin with Jack Benny? So she could play the violin. She did a lot of smart things. She worked with George Axelrod. She was hardly slumming; she was a big star.

She could act stupid, but I don't think she really was stupid. She was a parody of Marilyn Monroe. She went beyond parody; she was an *insane* Marilyn Monroe.

Jayne seemed happy being completely out of her mind, as this sort of extreme glamour person."

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
12:44 pm
Writer's Block: Sarah Palin?
Is Sarah Palin a shrewd choice for the Republican Party, or is she a liability?
The latter. They just didn't vet her carefully enough. Just look at all the stuff that's coming out about her now, from her ties to the Alaska Independence Party to her interest in book banning.
Sunday, December 30th, 2007
10:45 am
Why Karen Black is Better Than You
A montage of her film work:

A Charlie Rose interview with her:

Sunday, August 19th, 2007
12:01 am
Trashy Movies You Should Watch Immediately: Volume 1
Crimes of Passion (1984)
Kathleen Turner plays a hooker by night/fashion designer by day and Anthony Perkins co-stars as a steel vibrator wielding Priest.

Big Bad Mama (1974)
Angie Dickinson robs banks and fucks William Shatner on a big brass bed.

Delta Delta Die! (2003)
Cannibal sorority sisters. Brinke Stevens. Julie Strain. It's that kind of movie.

Savage Streets (1984)
A gang of thugs rapes Linda Blair's deaf sister and she vows revenge. Repugnant in parts, but Blair's ridiculous "tough girl" performance elevates it all to camp brilliance.

Heat (1972)
Amusing, unabashedly dirty take on Sunset Boulevard. Sylvia Miles is a national treasure.
Saturday, January 20th, 2007
11:14 pm
Dreamy actors of the past
I've always been transfixed by this photo of John Payne (I'm sure you can see why). 
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