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L7, C’MON FUEL MY FIRE!

I’ve never understood by L7 never achieved more popularity. Whenever you talk to someone who loves rock, rough, dirt and tacky, and L7 are mentioned, everybody agrees they were great and call themselves fans. However this band has always belonged to a worldwide underground scene, no matter their single Pretend We’re Dead was a super hit. L7 was one of these SubPop /MTV generation bands which never stepped forward beyond that temporary stardom.

l7 powah

Anyway, I love them, and at the end of the day that’s what counts, right? In fact my love and admiration for them has been growing day a day, it took me some time to really dig into their stuff, but when I did I knew this was going to be a relationship for good.

I’ve been thinking of writing an article for Norma Jean Magazine related to this band lately, for 3 powerful reasons: I love them, they’re women, and they have more balls than many male rock bands.

When trying to get proper info to deliver a more documented article I realized that, apart from Wikipedia and some info related to Rock for Choice, there are not many sources of developed information available related to the history of the band and its members. And I’ve been looking for a bio without success. Sheeeit!

Meanwhile L7 official band page on FB was starting to reactivate its activity, posting lots of videos, pictures and asking fans for any material related, form pictures to interviews and so on, announcing an upcoming documentary.

A documentary! I’m so excited about it I had to share it with you, friends. I NEED to see that. I can’t wait! There’s no release date, and no further info has been advised. I’d support a crowdfunding in case it was necessary, but know NOTHING.

As a good friend told me few days ago, Good things come to those that wait, and since I think patience is a virtue that comes with age, and I’m 36 already, I’m gonna breath deep, play one of their albums and share this trailer with you.

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!