i love it
i love it
Great movie! I remember being told that I would like it, that I should see it, that someone had thought of me when they saw it. Well, everything I’d heard was true. I was really floored by the film. It came out in 2005. I had been thinking about biracial for a little while by the time I saw it at home on dvd, but no one had ever mentioned to me that there were biracial people in it. White dad/black mom biracial even! And divorce. It’s like Miranda July made the movie for me! Best of all, the movie wasn’t “about” race. It wasn’t about tragic mulattos whose parents were divorced, or about racial tensions, or interracial relationships. It was about people going through life. The wikipedia plot description doesn’t even mention race:
-Plot: The film begins by introducing Richard (John Hawkes), a shoe salesman and recently separated father of two. After being thrown out by his wife Pam (JoNell Kennedy), he gets an apartment of his own to share with his children, Peter (Miles Thompson) and Robby (Brandon Ratcliff). He meets Christine (Miranda July), a senior-cab driver and amateur video artist, while she takes her client to shop for shoes, and the two develop a fledgling romantic relationship.-
If you have seen the film you’ll recognize this. I think it represents one of the most hilarious, unforgettable film moments ever. I found this photo on someone’s blog and they wrote that they really loved the shirt, but wouldn’t have the nerve to wear it.
Well, I have been wearing this for about a year and a half now…
I wish mine said “forever”. I have made many a youtube video in this tank. I’m always tempted to feature it since the movie deals with biracial, but I don’t want to be showing my chest off, nor can i imagine actually saying “poop back and forth” into the camera.
Today I had a groomer come to my apartment to give Indy a bath. It was awesome! So much better than all the crappy places I’ve had to leave him. It took 50 minutes. He was so happy! And so am I. Before you judge me look at this….
I love it so much! Judy & little Liza! I think they are magical!
Blackglama: the fur, Liza: the legend
Posted in biracial, celebrities, race, tagged adoption, barbara walters, gay, hugh jackman, Liza Minelli, mixed race, New York City, The Boy From Oz, Time Warner Center, Wolverine on April 29, 2009 | 4 Comments »
Hugh Jackman has refused to deny that he is gay.
The married actor has been persistently rumoured to be homosexual since he played Australian musician Peter Allen in camp musical The Boy From Oz in 2003.
Jackman is reluctant to refute the allegations because he feels it encourages a derogatory view of homosexuality.
“I’d be happy to go and deny being gay, because I’m not. But by denying it, I’m saying there is something shameful about it, and there isn’t anything shameful,” he said.
“The questions about sexuality I find more in America than anywhere else, because it’s a big hang-up and defines what people think about themselves and others. It’s not a big issue in Australia.”
Jackman also revealed he and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness – who have been married for 13 years – felt very strongly about adopting multi-racial children Oscar, eight, and Ava, three.
He told Parade magazine: “Mixed-race babies have such a hard time being adopted that Deb and I checked off that box specifically when we were filling out our forms.
“Our lawyer brought the form back to us and said, ‘This is not the time to be politically correct. Are you sure this is what you want?’ We were definite about it. Adoption is about taking a baby into your home and your heart. It’s the best thing we’ve ever done.”
I enjoy Hugh Jackman very much.
A) He’s Wolverine, and as a University of Michigan graduate aren’t I obligated to like him?
2) I saw The Boy From Oz and he blew me away. Really fantastic! Like Liza. (The real Liza, tho the Liza in The Boy From Oz was quite good.)
3) Did you see the opening of the Oscars? Enough said.
4) I actually stood a few feet away from the impossibly handsome Hugh Jackman and his mixed race son, and witnessed one of my favorite interactions ever. It was so good that I didn’t even pick up on the fact that his son is mixed. Picture it: New York City. 2006. The Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. Heading out of the building, Hugh and son. Heading into the building, Barbara Walters. (Standing in between, me, but who cares.) Hugh sees her and calls out, “Hi Barbara!” Barbara, head down trying desperately not to be recognized, keeps eyes to the ground moves to her left still heading for the escalators. Hugh keeps grinning and says, “Barbara? Barbara, it’s Hugh.” At this point they’ve caught up to each other. (Like right next to me, but who cares.) He keeps walking with her and actually bends down to meet her downcast gaze. ”It’s Hugh.” She is simultaneously relieved and embarrassed. She laughs a bit nervously, “Oh, Hugh….” They have a nice little convo and part ways. It was funny and cute.
I heart them.
From Us Weekly May 4th
Do you talk with the kids about having a biracial family?
“If being biracial ever comes up in school, then we would definitely talk about it. And I do think they see the different colors. Leni(almost 5) did this wonderful painting hanging in our kitchen of our family. It’s Seal, who she painted really dark. Then me, kind of white with a sparkle dress on. And she made herself exactly like me, and she has a crown on with a sparkle dress. And then is Henry, who is not as dark as Papa, so she chose a different brown pencil. And there is Johan, who has a different brown pencil. So it’s not like she says, ‘Oh, they are different,’ but I see that she sees it. I don’t think it’s a big deal.”
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