August 9, 2009
Like all the other gays out there, I am waiting with breath so bated for Whitney Houston’s new release, I Look to You. I am sure, in part, it will be an ode to all of the people who stuck by her through all of the hard times!
There is one thing the dissenters can’t ever take away from Houston and that is her sheer talent. That’s it! The woman is darn talented! People throw aroud the word “diva” way too loosely these days. There are only a few who deserve this title and Houston is one of them.
I remember YEARS ago seeing her in concert with my mom and little brother in tow. The seats were nosebleed but it didn’t matter because I was spellbound — even back then — by what I heard fill the auditorium. She was absolutely amazing! That night she sang Jennifer Holliday’s mainstay “And I am Telling You” as one of the evening’s closers and I remember thinking where does one woman get all of that talent. Of course, being a diva-in-training herself Holliday followed up by saying that Houston wasn’t affected by love and loss, wasn’t bruised and battered enough to sing that song. Well, fast track to today, and I am not sure if Holliday would have the same sentiments. Whitney is a survivor! Gotta LOVE her!
I want to wish Whitney a very happy B-DAY. Gotta LOVE those LEOS; they lead the pack and never follow!
File under: I will always love you!
August 5, 2009
Photo Credit: HBO
So I was definitely one of those few who had to see the “Sex and the City” movie a few times before I could appreciate it for what it was: a sub par-yet-somewhat-entertaining version of a really awesome small-screen masterpiece.
I am not sure what took me so long to come around. It could have been the utter over-hype; the plot leaks; maybe the swerving and endless theater lines full of New York’s faux glitterati; the bigger-than-life and ultimate dilution (to a degree) of a show that could have been just left alone; or maybe it was just the incessant rabid fans who in their bargain-basement garb, swore they were some incarnation of Carrie. Whatever it was, I did eventually watch the movie a number of times at home (with a cosmo and my Vogue) and for what is was worth found the storyline a feasible transition for the main characters.
Well, for those who can’t get enough of these getting-up-there hipsters, there definitely seems to be a sequel on the horizon. The secret script seems to have gotten some sort of green light. As early as yesterday there was an open cast call for extras for the movie. I am sure the gays were out in drones!
There is no doubt I am very interested in what direction they will take this movie. Carrie pregnant? Miranda divorced and a lesbian? I don’t know the possibilities seem endless and I am not sure if I truly care that much. We’ll see.
I am not one for brutal punishment a second time around so I think I may have to wait for this one to come on DVD or at least wait for a month after its release to see it in the theaters.