I really liked Black Snake Moan and I’m pleased I insisted on seeing it last night.
It’s a movie about sexuality, abuse, anxiety disorders, nymphomania, redemption, blues music and love. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie that deals with heavy issues like that in such a cheerful, uplifting way.
The story follows Lazarus (Samuel L Jackson) and Ray (Christina Ricci) in parallel, both broken people with serious issues. They meet, they connect, they are awesome.
I don’t want to spoil it any more, so I’ll just say I recommend it and I would like to own it on DVD.
I’ve been reading Girls Read Comics (and they’re pissed off) a lot, since Morgue linked to it. It is refreshing to read about comics from a feminist standpoint, and it has fired me up about some issues. Anyway, if you read comics at all, she’s easy to read and quite funny, if indignant a lot of the time.
I have been enjoying putting names of comics into the ‘search’ box and reading through the hits. I am sad she hasn’t read Y The Last Man because I’d really like to read her take on it.
Today we had breakfast at Leuven and then went shopping. I got some Lush goodies and a pair of shoes to paint for a cosplay. Must now go to spotlight for fabric paint. I also bought a DVD double pack of the Gremlins movies, because I really enjoyed rewatching them recently and it was $20.
PoF: Clowns scare me
CO: Apprehension re: drain cleaning