EASY, TIGER

Content Creation: Can You Be Too Prolific?

on August 27, 2014 by

James Franco is the Mr. Jones for any content creator trying to keep up with the Joneses. Or maybe he’s Mrs. Jones — his gender would depend on what aspect of his identity and sexuality he’s exploring and putting up for public ridicule or applause any given day of the week. Regardless: He has to be the most prolific content creator among us at the moment.

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   the sun sets into a blue mood
LA GRANDE PLAINTE

La Vie en Verslan: How the French Literally Lost the Plot

on August 13, 2014 by

Let me immediately digress onto a tangential subject that will hopefully serve as an intro to my main topic. It occurred to me the other day, when I was discussing with Scarlett Rouge the alarming fact that almost nobody in the English-speaking countries is reading contemporary French writers in translation, that there are no female auteur filmmakers. In any language. None. There currently isn’t, nor has there ever been, an autrice filmmaker, as she would be called.

I don’t consider Sofia Coppola an autrice. The only thing that distinguishes her films as her own are the willful lack of adherence to dramatic convention and the obsession with the inane antics of privileged white female teens and twentysomethings. Her niece, Gia, is doing exactly the same thing, but upping the now signature Coppola Family pretension by working with proto-wankers like James Franco. At this point in the history of filmmaking, the only place I can bear to see the Coppola name is on a wine label.

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CRAZY IN LOVE

SCARLETT’S LETTERS: Phoenix Rising

on August 6, 2014 by

Dear James and James

I’m sharing a comment someone made about my last piece, in which I was being a little hazy about my love life. Mopey Reader wrote:

Firstly, thank you for thinking of me. I do have some questions. Sometimes, if people use a number of metaphors and/or similes, or if they confuse the two the same way many mistakeningly [sic] use the term ironic in place of coincidental, I get confused and miss the main point. Is there a new lover or is this a metaphor for the art fairs? At first I thought the article was about a new person that you met but then it turned out to be about other things so I don’t know if that person is real or not.”

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WRITING

The Creative Process: When Rewriting Means Erasing

on July 29, 2014 by

“Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.”
Meister Eckhart
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My friend Will Chancellor had a reading of his first novel A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall at Skylight Books in Los Feliz two evenings ago. I haven’t read it yet, it only came out a couple of weeks ago, so I’m a good six…

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DESPERADOS

Identity Theft: Never Tell a Rock God You Love Him

on July 22, 2014 by

A typical midweek night will see me propped up in bed binge watching a premium-cable show flanked by Buster and Aussie, my butch roommate’s chihuahuas. While the show putters in the background, I’m likely also surfing current affairs online, and might have a chat-room window on an obscure gay website open, where a group of Gheys and transgendered women from all over the world I’ve been chatting with since the late 90s gather. Every now and then I might remember to check my ‘lobster traps’, as I call the half dozen dating sites where I keep profiles.

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IDENTITY CRISIS

SCARLETT’S LETTERS: The 3 Faces of Me

on May 12, 2014 by

Dear James and James,

What’s that game when you create your porn identity by adding the name of your first pet with the first street you lived on? Mine would be Milky Spring. Quite hot and pretty appropriate. Really the joke’s on me; I can thank my bohemian parents for already providing a perfect porno name in case I was so inclined to follow a calling in the sexual arts.

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BOUTIQUING

Row, Row, Row Your…

on July 24, 2014 by

Gentle reader,

As you most likely have heard, the weather in Los Angeles is usually wonderfully pleasant, which is probably why so many goddamned people want to live here. There are, however, those sporadic days during the summer when it gets a little too hot in our lovely jewel box above Hollywood and the tour buses and Hollywood Bowl traffic make me want to drop pipe bombs at regular intervals along Cahuenga Boulevard. Yesterday was one such day so, after my trainer and an abbreviated hike in the hills, I decided to have a cool shower and get the fuck out of there.  I’d been dying to see my friend Mary since we both ventured forth from the Armani fold last month and it seemed a great time to visit her new home at The Row on Melrose Place, the very first boutique for the brand in the whole entire world.  And they must have air conditioning, right?

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SCHIZOPOLIS
EGOMANIA

    Hate Is a Drug

    on April 29, 2014 by

    I live in an area of West Hollywood that is on the hill well above the three blocks of back-to-back gay bars known as…

DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

The Cognitive Dissonance of the Modern American Conservative

on June 10, 2014 by

I’ve long learned to skim over online comments left by wingnuts both right and left. Just as you know to steer clear of shouty-crackers schizos in the streets, you shouldn’t engage or even acknowledge extremists.

Still, I couldn’t help but respond to a right-wing whackjob the other day, who stated that Las Vegas meth-head shooters Jared and Amanda Miller were socialists because they were Neo-Nazis.

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EXHIBITIONISM

SCARLETT’S LETTERS: Dancing in the Garden of Earthly Delights

on March 31, 2014 by

Dear James and James —

It’s been brought to my attention recently, or maybe I should say I have recently been reminded, why I don’t drink hard alcohol. You might have seen me — unluckily or luckily, depending on what you fancy — a couple fashion weeks ago at the Yoyo Club in Paris. I drank vodka as if was spring water from Lourdes, then got on the DJ stage and danced a kind of striptease in my pink ruffled silk Rick Owens dress. The security guard gracefully tried to remove me from my adoring audience,

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