Archive for the ‘Jude Law’ Category

Oh no, sweetie darling.

March 10, 2009

I just got the buzz from EsterGoldberg.com that my favorite British comedy Absolutely Fabulous is going to be brought over the pond and made into an American series. At first I was shocked and almost infuriated so I had to do a little more research on the subject. Then, after seeing that 3rd Rock from the Sun’s Kristen Johnston will be playing Patsy I became a little more optimistic.

I’ve always been a huge fan of Ab Fab, in fact anything Jennifer Saunders touches turns to gold. The fact that she’s coming over as well to be executive producer, and approves the project at all says something. The woman knows funny, and she knows what isn’t funny. So far the actresses they’ve cast to play the leading ladies (Kathryn Hahn as Edina, Kristen Johnston as Patsy) seem very fitting.

Johnston says that the characters are trying to be more PC, chew nicorette gum instead of smoking, and are always hung over. The thought of Patsy not waking up with a cigarette ready in her mouth, lighter in hand is a bit challenging to me but still I think it could be a fun transition. The UK series is played out, it had an amazing run but it’s been over for a while. In fact, there have already been several non-UK adaptations of the show have already been made and bombed. France has made one, Canada made a show called P.R. based off Ab Fab, even Roseanne Barr tried to get an American Ab Fab with Carrie Fisher that never saw fruition.

Remakes happen, especially BBC to America. The Office has done amazingly, even with American TV it happens, WB just reprised 90210 which by all means should have bombed but I still see the ads for it every week. The fact is, if FOX tells people they’re going to like it, they’re going to like it. Even if they don’t they’ll still play the hell out of a show for a few seasons, sell a couple DVD’s, then sell the cow again.

That’s just Hollywood and junk. I wish they’d hurry up and make a modern day Bonanza remake.

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Seriously, FROM *GAY* HELL.

February 27, 2009

I hate gay.com news… it’s always some pretentious queen trying to act like he knows what he’s talking about… eh-hem… *blush*… anyway, this story struck me – apparently there’s some guy-on-guy action coming up in Guy Ritchie’s new Sherlock Holmes movie.

Robert Downey Jr will portray Holmes and that guy that used to be in movies, what’s his name? He was pretty good – oh yeah, JUDE LAW – to play Watson. Personally I don’t see Law as much of Watson, but I don’t see Eddie Murphy as the Riddler in the next Batman movie. I PRAY this is only a rumor, but then again who saw Heath Ledger as The Joker?

So the reason this popped up on gay.com is according to Robert Downey Jr Holmes and Watson are “two men who happen to be roommates, wrestle a lot and share a bed. It’s badass.” So basically “From Hell” with buttsecks, full of creepy 19th century hookers, absinthe, and opium dens – and apparently 19th century homosexuals. My BFFSarah has an odd fascination and fear with all things 19th century: Spindly moustaches, the High Wheel Bicycle, the High Wheel TRICYCLE, back street abortions, bathtub gin, anything that happened between 1801-1899.

One year she had an 1800’s theme birthday party where she dressed as a flapper girl. I always wondered why they called them flappers; it makes me think of Sarah Silverman’s “floppy vagina” episode… anyway, I came as a backstreet abortion doctor. It was totally easy and tasteless, all I did was slick my hair back, wear a pin-line moustache, wear a trench coat, and carry a straightened clothes hanger with red fingernail polish on the end. It was horrible and tasteless – in other words a major hit.

Check out the story on gay.com news here.