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BACK TO MY TEENAGE YEARS

There’s no doubt when you’re in love nothing seems to be better. It’s just that you don’t notice anything or anyone around, nothing really gets your attention, especially, in my case, men.

I reckon as soon as trouble, crisis or whatever you wanna call it, starts, you start to realize there’s more beyond your usual sight. And I’m not talking about cheating stuff, something I’m totally against.

Free as a bird, I am not precisely enjoying a reckless sexual period. And let me tell you, in  drought periods, you turn to be very sensitive to many things, concretely to the opposite sex.

Remember when my former ex and I were having lots of trouble for the first time, and he moved to London, initially on his own (that’s a long different story, many of you already know I followed him to disaster), I met this guy, gooorgeous, and I thought of him as if brought out all of a sudden. No way! He, and many other people, told me we had been hanging around at same bars and pubs for at least 3-4 years, and I hadn’t noticed him, even though he had talked to me several times asking for fags or stuff like that, been completely unnoticed by me.

Well, this is just an example out of many similar experiences. When I’m in love with someone, I barely see beyond.

I’ve never been one of these girls covering your bedroom with posters of actors which turned me on. Most of the decoration occupying walls in my room were focused on Seattle bands. Of course I was in love with Eddie Vedder, but, it wasn’t too exaggerated.

Why am I telling all this? Because lately, I’m feeling like a teenager. I’ve discovered myself babbling for an unreachable guy, on screen.

You wanna know which ones I’m having a crush on nowadays? Have a laugh, here I go.

RYAN GOSLING, age 30

I think the first of his films I saw was The Believer. With his shaved head and his mean attitude, he still had an intense gaze. It was with Blue Valentine when I had a huge crush on this guy. The story in the film and his way of treating his girl really moved me. Last Saturday I saw Drive. Awesome film, plenty of action, violence, cars and blood… and Gosling, the driver, with the scorpion jacket and denim. I’d do anything to have him!

MICHAEL FASSBENDER, age 34

When I saw him on Inglorious Basterds, first I thought of Errol Flynn, and then, with German army costumes, so neat and perfect, was kind of revelation. Quite versatile actor, you see him painting prison walls with shit, super thin and even disgusting, and then he portrait Magneto in his early years. Promising career, he’s already worked with Cronenberg, in one month A Dangerous Method will be released. Can’t wait!

JON HAMM, age 40

What can I say? After 2-3 episodes of Mad Men, I started to feel awkward until I realized the cause. Perfect Donald Draper, spotless appearance, in tailor made suits, perfect hair and shave, just the opposite to the kind of guys I’ve always felt attracted too, was turning me on, just like that. His classy attitude, the way of drinking Old Fashion cocktails and smoking. Aaaah! It’s like having Patrick Bateman’s father right in front of you. Draper can make you forget about all the women struggling years for achieving the current status, just to have dinner and sleep with this bastard.

MICHAEL PITT, age 30

The blond bastard who ruined a family just for fun on Funny Games, with that disturbing and untrustworthy glance, drives me crazy. Even his pouty lips get on my nerves. He seems to be a sonofabitch, but I don’t care.First season of Boardwalk Empire is not enough for me.

CHRISTIAN BALE, age 37

My love for this man actually started when I saw him with his oversized aviator jacket on Empire of the Sun, but it was his stunning immaculate appearance, portraying one of my personal favorite villains, Patrick Bateman, when I lost my mind.  I’m quite shy in certain moments, but, believe me, I’d got him banging me in front os a steady cam.

 

Yep, tastes are changing, I still adore rough guys, in fact I love men covered in tattoos, but at the same time, I’m starting to have a taste on men in suit, with style. I never liked blond guys, until now. Who knows? I’ve always felt I needed a man sharing same passions and interests with me, but everything is open for changes. Time will tell. What it’s for sure is that none of the above would ever be mine, but probably that’s the reason why I like them.

Now it’s your time, why don’t you tell me about your current crushes?

ROOTING FOR THE BAD GUY, THE VILLAIN IN SUIT

Have I ever told you I’m a diehard fan of Patrick Bateman and American Psycho?  

Well, guess you had noticed something when I told you one of my favorite t-shirts is precisely one of that film. Not only I love the film, I adore the book, and nowadays I feel the urge of reading it once more, but unfortunately cannot track my old English copy, so if any of you has it, can I borrow it for a while? Otherwise I’ll buy another one, but I’m positive the old copy will show up right after I get it…it’s not the first time, this happens too more often than I’d wish with CDs and films.

No question Christian Bale did it, he was capable of incarnating Patrick Bateman masterly, no one could have done it better, and since the film was released, Patrick was Chris, and no matter what Bale is doing afterwards, he’ll always be Bateman.

Both the book and the script contain powerful  sentences you will never forget, Bateman’s reflections are a mixture between metaphysics and the most superficial stuff regarding social etiquette, the most fashionable venues and restaurants in town, or how many pushups he’s capable of doing during his daily routine. His speeches on artists’ discographies, increasing tension of the scenes is simply marvelous.

Mary Harron adapted the book from the non gore point of view of a woman, and for that, she deserves total respect, thus Bateman has become a worldwide legend somehow, easy access to everyone. However, those who are diehard fans of the book find the adaptation too light, with very few killings, very subtle and with lack of blood splashes. I’m sort of divided, but still I watch this film every 6 months, so I don’t feel so disappointed.

Since I read the book back in 1995, I felt in love with Patrick Bateman.  

Many people hate so many accurate descriptions involving branding, which, due to copy rights and all this stuff, are unnoticeable in the film. I love them. I’m not the kind of girl living for clothes, as you already know, not a fashion victim at all, still, I’m interested in brands for almost anything, I used to be very good at that, but once I read American Psycho I turned into a branding data base. Remember the first time I went to London and saw Evian water was sold. No discussion, Evian became my favorite water just because Bateman drank it. Same with San Pellegrino. These are easy examples, but furthermore, what does a girl in her teens care about Ermenegildo Zegna or Nino Cerrutti? I did! And started to observe men in suits more carefully trying to find whether they were in or not. I’m proud to say my father was IN, and shared similar taste with Patrick (by the way, he read the book and also became a fan, hahaha!).

Few weeks ago I was telling you Han Solo was my man, and I’m still positive about that, he’s the perfect anti-hero, but Patrick…grrrrr! He’s definitely the perfect villain.

Why do I like him so much? I don’t know, there are many things I fancy. To start with, he’s opposite to the type of man I like, he wears suits and is elegant, and I’ve found myself babbling for guys in such appearance. Have you ever seen the TV series Mad Men? Men in suit are the older version of Bateman’s style in late 50’s – early 60’s, I could talk about how gorgeous Don Draper is, but find it unnecessary, it’s obvious!  The word that fits  best is spotless. Both Bateman and Draper they simply look perfect, shaved, their haircut…I love it.

On the other hand, Bateman is a misfit, and at the end of the day as low self-esteemed as anyone on the street. Besides, his inside world is so rich…gotta tell you, I have a kind of taste for people like that, it’s like I need to know what’s happening in their minds, I’m so outgoing and expressive, shyness both amazes and attracts me a lot.

What else? Ah! His little problem with killing people…I’m not telling I’d love doing the same, but you know when sometimes someone gets on your nerves and you’d love to end them, and he does it, at least inside his mind. Definitely he shows some attitude, right?  

Like The Wildhearts say, I’m Rooting For The Bad Guy, they’re definitely more charismatic and interesting, don’t you think?

 

We’re talking about fiction character and this is a joke, don’t panic! I’m not looking for a psycho, not anymore, hahaha! Well, I think so…  🙂