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In The Spotlight : Give-Aways, “Streaming,” Check It!

Yes, it’s been a while . . .

but some of you might recall my repeated mentions of Hilary Goldberg‘s short film “In The Spotlight,” starring the wicked way Richter literary genius Michelle Tea, screen-writer/producer/actress extraordinaire Guinevere Turner and me, in the role of a creepy literary charlatan known as Bell Wartock. [ The smarmy, nefarious style fiend — due in no small part to the brilliance and boundless abilities of costume designer Adele Mildred — may very well have inspired a tribute and a smidgen of merch in the nascent days of his creation. I mean : Bell Wartock is, after all, “the voice of a new generation.” ]

Director Hilary Goldberg between takes, with Michelle Tea [ as Olive Clutch ] and Clint Catalyst

Well, after great critical acclaim and a tour of film festivals around the world — including Inside Out Toronto, Frameline, Outfest, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Fresno Reel Pride, Women Make Waves Taiwan, Seattle Queer, American Cinematheque Third Annual Focus on Female Directors, Reel Women International, Frederick Film Festival, Reel Pride Michigan, and The Dark Arts Festival in Salt Lake City — this meta-fictive neo-noir is finally available to watch in the comfort of your own home…for a scant 99 cents.

Still on the proverbial fence? I know; I know — it’s almost an entire dollar, maing! As you mull the idea over, feel free to peek “beneath the cut” and view the film’s official trailer, stills, and…oh yeah! Details about that give-away I mentioned!


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Oh.

Is that so, △AIMON?

Pazuzu, The Exorcist, animated gif

Well. You know what? Pazuzu and I say . . .

And by that, I mean . . .

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[ Obligatory straight dude reference is obligatory. ]

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GIF It To Me! [ Princess Hijab and Other Animated Awesomesaucery ]

As A Kid, I Often Said I Wished I Could Speak In Hieroglyphics

symbols, gif, animated gif

“How rad it would be,” I thought
[ though — since the timeline I’m referencing is circa rural Arkansas —
quite likely not verbatim, my choice of vernacular ]

“If I could speak in pictures. Fancy symbols, and all that shit . . .”
Meaning : not carved in stone, but rather contained
in word bubbles,
like in a comic strip

eye of horus

Y E A H .

A funny thing, time : cycles : that symbol of the serpent swallowing its tail . . .All these years later, and where do I find myself? Obsessed with animated .gifs / yearning to communicate by means of a visual vocabulary. But I mean . . . let’s face it : Does this gem excavated-from-the-uncredited-swag-on-imgur from Tod Browning‘s silent film The Show [ image source / with kind regards to Mogsville ] not speak volumes?

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Or how about the next, in terms of a comment response?

bloody,GIF

[ Source: Sex With God : tumblr ]

And this flash-tastic action? Is it worth the proverbial thousand?

scary, clown, GIF

[ Or has ‘creepy’ been eclipsed by the contest of All-The-Fucks-You-Don’t-Give? ]

GIF, animated gif, GIF it to me

Hasty generalizations and snide jabs swept aside like unpaid internships, corporeal punishment, or any scenario in which Unique, Special Beings aren’t coddled — even and especially when [ HARMPH! ] “bored. So tot-al-ly bored” : Animated awesomesaucery is served with syllables and consonants, on occasion.

For example : this little ditty by Seacrestcheadle, which I would’ve plastered on my pal Ugly Shyla‘s wall many moons ago, if Facefail permitted such forms of communication [ because yeah, She Gets It ]

internet famous, animated gif

Alas, Focus! I need focus!

Seacrestcheadle isn’t why I’ve chosen to get bloggy this fine day [ though worthy a post of his own, indeed! ] Au contraire, I’ve intended to post about the following individual for quite some time now . . .and finally : here we are — and here I am.

If by chance you’re not familiar with the guerilla art of Princess Hijab,

Then please consider this a formal invitation to become acquainted : your introduction by way of brief video clip [ courtesy : Ghosts Of Many via Live Leak ]

O.K. — Now that I’ve provided a bit of background info . . .

GIF, GIF it to me

Aside from recalcitrant acts of Hijabization, the Princess constructs some friggin’ amazing GIF animados ; must admit.

And since ultimately, that’s what I’m ‘on about’ today . . .

C H E C K ± T H E S E :

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Princess Hijab

Madonna, animated gif, Princess Hijab

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Princess Hijab

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animated gif, Princess Hijab

╬  For a full-page GIF-tastic sensory overload, check out 8 BITZ PER PIxEL

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One Post, Two Editorials, Three Dark Beauties…& You

Excerpts from “The Emperor’s Black Rose” by Gilles Et Dada

ENEMIES TURN TO LOVERS

LOVE ONES BECOME EXCUSES

DISTANCES SEEM LIKE REASONS

AND SNAKES CHANGE THEIR MASK FOR THE HUNTING SEASON

INTERPRETATIONS ARE MY NEW NIGHTMARE

STILL YOUR IMAGINATION MAKES ME MORE THAN JUST A MAN

I WON’T STOP, AND I WILL SAY IT ONCE AGAIN

FOR AS LONG AS YOU GIVE ME YOUR DREAMS

I WILL CONTINUE FILLING THE BLANKS

— Federico Cabrera

[ Initial Discovery via Fucking Young! ]

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Photography & Post: Federico Cabrera

Styling: Jasmin Mishima

Hair & Make-Up: Marii Sadrak

Models: Anette M. & Eetu at Paparazzi

Assistance: Emma Hedenborg & Udi

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& Next :

Human Terror,” Featuring Mateusz—a.k.a. Matthew Budziak

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And To That I Say . . .

werk, work, animated gif, gay slang

animated gif, LOL, funny, gay, dance

dancing, animated gif, Robyn

animated gif, LOL, death metal, hair toss

animated gif, Lady Gaga, hair toss

animated gif, Miss Prada, pussy, fiercing

animated gif, Screaming Queen, Derek Jarman

Still and although, I gotta stress : we’ve got a sitch to spot-check. Dude behind The Lovely Amanda LePore? Baby. Exactly what is he giving us?

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Whatever the case? F A C E . Don’t care how tired bitches be . . . Deliver!

animated gif, black and white, you go girl

Secret Magazine, Issue 32 (Fall 2008) — Coverage of Short Film “In The Spotlight”

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Michelle Tea, Guinevere Turner, Clint Catalyst, Dirk Mai, Hilary Goldberg
[ Click H E R E to Enlarge Image ]

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With ‘Propers’ Served :
Massive Thanks to Jürgen of Secret Magazine

Secret, via International List of Distributors

Hairstylist Lilian Kha

Simone of  Exquisite Restraint Corsetry

Sculptor/Photographer David Meanix

Dirk Mai [ the photographer formerly known as ‘Fingers Crossed’ ]

&—even & especially—to writer/director Hilary Goldberg , without whom . . . ♥

In The Spotlight, via IMDB

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Bell Wartock is the Voice of a New Generation . “

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Full Color Photograph of Kate Lady Luck [ as she makes Bell Wartock ‘Eat His Own Words’ ]
↓ — Beneath The Cut — ↓

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Well, I Think The Real Issue Here Is . . .

gif, Van Damme, dancing
Pleated Khaki Trousers, Dork-Ass Dance Moves and Damme ,
he’s gotta be puttin’ us on.

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O.K., O.K.! Maybe not, then.

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But Really What I’m Saying Is

 

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Umm, I’m “Kind Of A Big Deal…”

“‘Big Deal,’ Katastrophe’s music video, is a creative retelling of June 3, 1968, when artist Andy Warhol was shot by the writer Valerie Solanas. In this play on the Warhol Superstar Factory complete with glitter blood, hip-hop artist Katastrophe fills Andy’s shoes and director Hilary Goldberg cameos as Solanas. Shot on Super 8 film with a colorful ensemble cast including Clint Catalyst, Audrey Kitching, and Dirk Mai, Big Deal pays homage to one of the darkest moments in pop culture history. Music by Katastrophe. Directed by Hilary Goldberg. Director of Photography Alison Kelly. Artist Cameos & Cast listed in tags.”

(Video embedded and text taken from YouTube channel “hilarygo”)