Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Audacity of Precious

The NY Times is always ahead of me, except this time the idea also crossed my mind; the little indie film that could reminded me of another current story of struggle: the original Audacity of Hope aka Obama. Both stories made it mainstream in what appeared to be the underdog of all contenders, and somehow everyone's embraced it from Oprah, to Tyler Perry, even Thierry Frémaux (director of the Cannes Film Festival) have raved about it.
In a nutshell is the story of a overweight, illiterate teenager, who is the object of mental, physical and sexual abuse from her mother played by Mo'Nique. This could be your average indie/emo film but what makes this intersting is the level of portrayal offered from our little precious, played by Gabourey Sidibe,  to an audience that can overlook her physical appearance and emerge into her humanity and story. I can't wait to see it and you should check out this NYTimes article.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

More than just Pop...

I'd like to think I'm a creative person, therefore I love art, design, film, tv etc...and I must admit, I love to check out fashion magazines. Couture is just as inspirational as a film at the Angelica. Alexander McQueen's collection for Spring 2010, has so many architectural details, I watched these slides in awe. You should probably know, I'm the kind of person who wears flats until the time I have to pop my heels before an interview, but that reason alone just makes them more mysterious.