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BRIEFS, CRUISING AND JAMES FRANCO —> INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR

Tonight I was meant to post about something completely opposite, but since I’ve been working on a quick review on the show The Dogs D’Amour offered in Barcelona last night for elNerdo.es and also been editing a new post for Norma Jean Magazine, I haven’t been able to finished on time and will post it hopefully tomorrow.

Few minutes ago I was chilling out on Twitter when a friend has post a terrible link to a website selling terrible men’s underwear including  these horrible dick enhancing briefs whose sight has almost caused me a nervous breakdown. Here’s the link in case you feel curious, but remember I’ve warned you.

One thing has led to another and I’ve found myself looking for captures of William Friedkin’s 80’s film Cruising, with Al Pacino as the main character, an undercover cop chasing a gay serial killer operating in the Meatpacking district in Manhattan, where all these insane S&M gay clubs were placed at the end of 1970s. A really fascinating film I recommend.

pacino flirting

When looking for this super gay thongs with straps I’ve noticed quite recent captures with more muscled gays to start with, and James Franco as if directing, holding a camera, on the other hand. Weird.

I’ve been doing some research as to find some explanation till I’ve discovered the surprise of this documentary, Interior. Leather Bar, directed by Franco, which apparently aims to recreate those 40 minutes of missing footage , which was cut and destroyed so Cruising  could pass through American censorship avoiding the X rating.

As far as I know, the documentary is being screened in remarkable festivals such as Sundance and Berlin, and the reviews are quite positive.  Guess it will take us some time to be able to watch it, but definitely I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be worth watching.

Here’s the trailer

Can’t wait!

ROOTIN’ FOR THE BAD GUY: THE HEAD OF A FAMILY

I had already talked about another mafia villain, Tony Soprano, I feel devoted to, but now it is time to talk about the real Don, and I’m not referring to Vito, his father, but to Michael Corleone.

It was last Saturday, chilling out after too much party, when I reviewed The Godfather trilogy once again. I’ve reached the commitment with myself that I have to watch the saga once every year, same as with Star Wars.

This last time I had a kind revelation related to Michael Corleone. On one hand it was again confirmed I’m in love with young Al Pacino in physical terms. Yes, I find him stunning and super handsome. And on the other hand, and this is the revelation I was referring too, the evolution of his character becoming a dark, enigmatic and cold blood villain, is absolutely awesome.

This last time I realized that the more he’s assuming the responsibilities of managing the family business, so his power is growing, the more evil and manipulative he becomes, and I couldn’t help but finding resemblances among him and the shockin’ Tony Soprano we saw portrayed on the last episodes. I loved it! Guess I will go on with such idea in depth soon.

Michael Corleone, who arrives late to his sister’s wedding reception, is introduced as a IIWW young hero, a captain, no less, who talks carefree to his girlfriend Kay about the family business and its members as if it was a reality far away from him. He lives in Manhattan, not too attached to his family, enjoying the average American way of life comfortably, unaware of his father’s troubles with other families.

Events related to the family change the course of his life. At the moment his father is forced to be out of the picture when the Sollozzos fail to murder him, Michael has to fill the gap providing common sense and wisdom over  Sonny’s rage and Fredo’s stupidity, in order to preserve the family.

Vito Corleone never wanted such fate for his favorite son. He’d worked hardly for him to develop a career full in the legal side of society. He had dreamed of his son moving into politics, ending up as senator, or who knows, president of the US.

Michael has to leave the country after sorting the Sollozzo’s conflict radically, and is hidden by Don Tommasino in Sicily. Enjoying a humble and peaceful time he has a crush on Apollonia and marries her, but mob war in America goes beyond control and she’s killed by a car bomb intended on him. Such loss will mark him for life, and his vitality will turn into darkness for good.

Merciless Michael, is capable of killing his brother in law, and his own brother, who’s turned him down many times, no obstacle will ruin his career to the top, and if you are not by his side, he’ll let you down, as he did with his wife.

It’s impressive TheGodfather part II, showing a calculating and analytic don, mostly calm in appearance, but penetrating. By his gaze you never know what his mind is working on, until he starts acting, and when he does, you gotta be careful, even though you’ve been his right hand over the years, as Tom Hagen, his consiglieri, was.

Michael Corleone, is the definite villain, wise and cold, who eventually transmits this feeling of distrust, causing fear not only to those against him, but also to those standing for him. Fuckin’ A!