Friday, June 25, 2010

My Prom Photos

Prom season is upon us, and I thought I'd take the opportunity to embarrass myself by posting a couple of my prom photos.

As atypical as my high school was (it was an arts school in the suburbs, with something like 80% female students) my prom night felt very traditional. I bought a corsage for my date, we took a limo to a ballroom, the graduating class danced till midnight. Then we all traveled to the University of Toronto, where the prom committee had rented a frat house for the night, and all us kids got drunk on coolers. Classic, classic.

My date was named Adrienne, we were friends. She does make quite a fetching prom date though, wouldn't you say?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

'She Done Him Wrong'...Mae West is the Best

Sure, that Mae West name gets thrown around here and there in pop culture, but if you aren't a gay man in his 50's or a film studies major, chances are you've never seen one of her films. You are missing out.

She wrote, she starred and she sang in her films. Her sexy one liners are a thing of legend. This is her first and most famous film, 1933's 'She Done Him Wrong'. Not only was it a massive success with depression addled American audiences, it was also nominated for best picture that year and celebrated as a cinematic achievement of pure entertainment. If that isn't enough it's the film that launched Cary Grant's career.

At 66 minutes, it's a lot shorter than the feature films we're used to watching now, but it sure packs a punch. Try not to fall in love with her.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Back in Toro

I'm back in Toronto from my time in London, and I'm hitting the ground running. I'm on the phone, getting things done, taking no prisoners ;-)

It's good to be back.