News Roundup – November 11, 2009: Aronofsky, Trannys, Cross dressers!
There’s not much in the way of news, but here’s what’s on offer over the past couple of days.
Aronofsky finds a way to convince straight blokes to see a ballet flick
If you want proof that Darren Aronofsky is talented, you’ve got it. By casting the jiblet-tingling trio of Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder in his new thriller ‘Black Swan’ he’s managed to convince me to see a movie about ballet. That’s undeniable talent right there. Now he just needs a quick re-write to include a gratuitous three-way scene and we’re set.
He’s black? Check. He’s a comedian? Check. He hasn’t had a hit in a while? Check. Get that man into a dress asap!
What is it with black comedians and cross dressing? Jaime Foxx and Martin Lawrence are teaming up to subject the world to “Sheneneh and Wanda”, an alleged comedy based on some sort of BET Awards skit they did a few years ago. The story centers around two “modern independant women” who rob banks. Ugh. Hasn’t anyone learnt from “Big Momma’s House” or “White Chicks”?
It’s official. I will never see this movie.
As if one wasn’t bad enough, BOTH Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Kidman have been cast in “The Danish Girl”, the new movie from Thomas Alfredson, director of “Let the Right One In”. It’s about the real life relationship between the first post-op transsexual and it’s wife. Kidman will play the tranny and Paltrow will play it’s wife. While the story doesn’t particularly interest me, I like LTROI a lot and was interested in Alfredson’s next flick. Not anymore.