Leaving this little hidden getaway is always the saddest thing to do.
Till next time, Hicksville!
Based on the Novel of the same name, by Shay Youngblood, “A Black Girl in Paris” “stars Tracey Heggins and Zaraah Abrahams. Heggins plays an out-of-work writer and Abrahams, a prostitute. Their paths cross resulting in a sexual reawakening for Heggins’ character.
Available on HBO GO until March 31st, 2014To watch the trailer click here
marianne (pierrot le fou - jean luc godard)
“But each one is a man, and we don’t even know who he is, if he loves a woman, if he has kids, if he prefers movies or plays. We know nothing about them.”
I don’t know if some of you have been to these live reads at LACMA, where a classic film is read live on stage by actors who just sit and read the script. We did one recently of American Pie, but we reversed the gender roles. All the women played men; all the men played women. And it was so fascinating to be a part of this because, as the women took on these central roles — they had all the good lines, they had all the good laughs, all the great moments — the men who joined us to sit on stage started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored because they weren’t used to being the supporting cast.
It was fascinating to feel their discomfort [and] to discuss it with them afterward, when they said, “It’s boring to play the girl role!” And I said, “Yeah. Yeah. You think? Welcome to our world!"
these days: balancing script research with one project while outlining character secrets for another, details that matter and driving through the fog while the Twin Peaks theme blares through my speakers.