I’ve said “I’m so ______ I could just spit” for a long time. I was pleased to realize that this was because of the ~12 times I saw To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar when I was a child. I made a gif because I was dismayed that there wasn’t one. It’s marginal quality but whatever.
Once upon a time there was a girl named Booty. Booty was an anthropomorphized butt and she loved to dance.
Booty could jiggle up and down, back and forth. Booty could jiggle without moving anything else. And Booty would rock, rock, rock it everywhere.
But Booty had a problem. She didn’t smell very good and so people didn’t like to watch her dance.
One day, Booty found a rose garden outside a palace which was also a bee hive. Booty smelled a rose and was amazed at how good it smelled, surely people would watch her dance if she smelled like a rose!
So Booty picked a rose. But the bees saw her and quickly surrounded her and took her to the Queen Bee as a thief. The Queen Bee spared Booty her life, but locked her in the bee hive palace in punishment.
What Booty didn’t know was that the Queen Bee was actually a human Queen who was being punished by a fairy for having no Get Up and Get Down and made her a bee because they’re all work and no play. It was a metaphor, you see.
The Queen Bee came to visit Booty who taught her the ways of dancing. Soon, their dancing was so sick it broke the spell and the Queen turned back into a human.
Booty and the Queen toured the land where everyone was like, “y’all awesome.” And they rocked happily ever after.
I did things in my 30s that were ignored by the world, that could have been quickly labeled a failure. Here’s a classic example; in 1974 I did a movie called Phantom of the Paradise. Phantom of the Paradise, which was a huge flop in this country. There were only two cities in the world where it had any real success: Winnipeg, in Canada, and Paris, France. So, okay, let’s write it off as a failure. Maybe you could do that.
But all of the sudden, I’m in Mexico, and a 16-year-old boy comes up to me at a concert with an album - a Phantom of the Paradise soundtrack- and asks me to sign it. I sign it. Evidently I was nice to him and we had a nice little conversation. I don’t remember the moment, I remember signing the album (I don’t know if I think I remember or if I actually remember). But this little 14 or 16, whatever old this guy was… Well I know who the guy is now because I’m writing a musical based on Pan’s Labyrinth; it’s Guillermo del Toro.
The work that I’ve done with Daft Punk it’s totally related to them seeing Phantom of the Paradise 20 times and deciding they’re going to reach out to this 70-year-old songwriter to get involved in an album called Random Access Memories.
So, what is the lesson in that? The lesson for me is being very careful about what you label a failure in your life. Be careful about throwing something in the round file as garbage because you may find that it’s the headwaters of a relationship that you can’t even imagine it’s coming in your future.
Maleficent is MISANDRY gifset. Plus Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil as bonus. Because perfection.
1960s Avengers AU.
Were you wondering how much of a nerd I am? here are the films these shots are from (certainty ~98%, I ent seen that race car one).
Scarlett - Hitchcock
Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo - Zodiac
Thor - Rush
Loki - Only Lovers Left Alive
Capt - Captain America
Jeremy Renner - American Hustle