Sex, Mobs of Fans, and the City

September 3, 2009

2008_sex_and_the_city_002As expected, fans were out in drones during the first day of shooting for the sequel of Sex and the City. While they filmed on the Upper East Side a single scene of Sarah Jessica Parker hailing a cab, the fans couldn’t get enough, lagging around for hours.  When shooting was over, the potential of hounding wasn’t over but with SJP’s security in tow there’s no getting close to her.  Ostensibly, she told them to be “nice” to the oglers.

Having seen the series shot many times in and around the city, I remember fans hanging around then too but it was much more subdued so much so that you could even hear shady whispers from production as they complained that SJP “takes way too long to get ready.”  Oh, the good days!

What’s weird?  What’s the hubbub all about really?   SJP can be seen walking the streets of NYC (without security I might add) on many given days.  I have had several run-ins with her.  One of which where she stood literally two feet away from me, in front of my building, juggling a Blackberry, another phone, and a Daffy’s bag.  Only SJP could look F-I-E-R-C-E with a Daffy’s bag!

File under: And, yep, everyone is also trying to find out the details of the script as speculations are abound why Carrie does not wear her wedding ring in some scenes shot.

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Sex, Sarah Jessica, and the City…

September 1, 2009

sex_and_the_city.0.0.0x0.290x286Entertainment Tonight’s website reports  Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted in Manhattan, ostensibly shooting the sequel to Sex and the City.

With an expected release of May 2010, I know there is going to be another storm of fans camping out to get glimpses of their getting-up-there idols; rabid media outlets trying to get scene details; spoiler-alerts abound; and two and three versions taped to avert the peering/prying eyes.

While the ever-elusive other character in the series is New York, it does seem to offer all types of unforeseen issues.  It’s all still great publicity for a franchise that seems to have no impending end though.

File under: I am so full of excitement.  I  just can’t wait to see this on… DVD.


Hung-up on the Details

August 5, 2009
Photo Credit: HBO

Photo Credit: HBO

OK, so when I heard there was going to be a show on HBO called “Hung” my assumption was it would be witty, scandalous, sexy, and by all means fast-paced.  I guess three out of four isn’t bad.

While the subject of a down-on-his-luck basketball coach having to resort to sharing his member with the paying female masses is salacious enough on its own, I think “Hung” needs to stop horsing (excuse the pun) around and get to the point of no return.   I want to see plot twists, disgruntled clients, compromising positions, more nudity, less Anne Heche, more Jane Adams, more Thomas Jane.  I want it all — every inch.  Ha.  So far all I am getting from the show is a “softy”.  Let’s pick up the pace!

Anyhoo, it’s still a must-watch.  I have a penchant for those series that mix the mundanity of middle-class life with the overly obsurd.


True Blood

January 12, 2009

true-blood-hboIf you haven’t seen HBO’s True Blood, maybe Anna Paquin’s Golden Globe win last night will solidify things enough for you to check it out.  I have been talking about it with friends and family for way too long now!

This quirky show about the civilization and co-habitation with humans of vampires is not only witty and unabashedly  sarcastic but so happens to make very current social, racial,  and sexual commentary — although metaphorical in delivery.

Yeah, there is blood — tons of it —  and gore but if you look not too far behind that, you see the writers are trying to paint a more cerebral picture for you to ponder.  Plus, not to mention the backdrop just happens to be New Orleans!

Anna’s character is a hoot but also check out character Rene Lenier played perfectly by Michael Raymond-James!  His Yat dialect is sooooo cute!

Again, this show is a must-watch!


A “Dorothy” and Oz

January 10, 2009

wizard-of-oz-invitation-smaOK, so I am not one for outing people… Wait… I started another entry just like that!  Shoot, I guess I am one for outing people!

So, friends, what would you do if you are a gay man who pined – and I mean PINED – after some guy on a much-watched show and then you see him out clubbing… at all places… a gay bar?  Well, in my dreams I imagined maybe going up to him and holding a great conversation; possibly falling in love; getting married; maybe co-star in his spin-off show… or… or… I could just have stared and stared, waiting for the thing tugging at my boxer briefs to go away (my floppy pancreas, Rose, my floppy pancreas!!!)

The show is now defunct but said gay is from HBO’s OZ.  By the way, that show must have been the mastermind of some warped fetishist and his recurring wet dreams (sorry, Tom Fontana; you aren’t going to read this shit anyway).  I mean with the gratuitous sexual liaisons, murders, elegant and timeless wardrobe, ha, and the cantankerous roommates (or cellmates…whatever) you’d think you were watching an episode of Melrose Place.  (All I want to know is who would play Heather Locklear?)  That’s not to say I wasn’t completely and utterly obsessed because I was!  I am sure a lot of you were too!

But back to the gays.  So want to know who the Dorothy is?  Let’s just say he played one half of one of the sexiest straight-then-got-arrested-there-is-no-poontang-but-lots-of-time-and-lube-on-their-hands-so-turned-gay jailed duos ever.  So I can hear the gays chanting “which one”?  Let’s just say not the one that’s been on prime-time these days!

I don’t know if it’s a matter of life imitating art or vice versa but said actor was out and proud (you know he wasn’t researching as he has played gay already; what’s left to research).  His tank and jeans seemed painted on and he had definitely been pumping iron since Oz wrapped (ostensibly, at the time, for the new role he was working on for a lesser cable channel).   He was so hot, well, besides the fact that he was all alone, off to the side and gave facial expressions to passerbys that one could only assume were covering a bad case of constipation or just a friendly general grimace.  Still HOT HOT HOT though!

Where does Francislewis get his standards from?  Swear it seems I would do it with Richard Simmons ’cause he has appeared on TV!

File under YUM YUM in my TUM TUM!