Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I like foreign films because old people have sex in them


Hey, good people. Don't hate. Meta tags serve a purpose hence the title. Today is confession Tuesday. Let's get right to it. I do like foreign films because old people, meaning people over forty have sex in them. The women's bodies aren't the airbrushed variety of perky tits and tiny asses and their real bodies aren't shoved in your faces to titillate instead the sex is part of the story. Let's talk story. In foreign films (and I
love watching the ones with subtitles), you get complex story-lines that aren't neat nor served up with a bow at the end. Endings without formulalic resolution, isn't limited to quirky, indie films. In foreign films, directors can take risk without being tethered to box office projections, let a film end a note without explanation, and actors don't have to be fantasy beautiful. They just have to be good at their craft. Acting is required. You, the audience, are required to pay attention. Words matter here, people. 

If I sound a bit snobbish, okay. I just like a little substance with my reel. Doesn't have to be all dark and gloom, but I would like a shot of reality even when I'm completely on board with suspending the real world. I want hope I can believe and triumph with a few scars to make it sweeter.

I'm old. I've got scars, and I think I'm right cute so you see, I just want a little bit of real in my reel.

What naughty bit do you have to confess? Drop a link or comment. Booth open.





Prompt: word

9 comments:

  1. hey i am all for real over airbrush...and def dont mind my foibles as well...life is full of them....

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  2. i save my confessions for the priest, because he's really SO well equipped to handle them. LOL. OK... maybe not.

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  3. I'm surprised we all still know we're real and what the different is with all the unreal projections of life vomited onto our screens (tiny, small medium and large). A little bit of real in your reel - you got a whole lot of real going on here. I don't think you sound snobbish. What you say should be real and normal for everyone. Alas it's not.

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  4. I'm still shaking over the fact that over 40 is old. Isn't over 40 the new thirtysomething? I'm 47. Gravity is just discovering about me. I still have sex, and now that I'm really touching the 40s peak stuff, it just gets better and better. I don't want to be considered old. I don't even want to be considered mature. I just want to be considered.

    I love foreign flicks. Love the raw sex scenes in them. Love black and white. But I especially love French flicks, what can I say - its my heritage...

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    1. Marie, I don't mind old, but it might help to know my history. We die young. Getting old is a beautiful thing.

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  5. My favorite movie ever is a French film called "Jeux D'enfants". The English title is "Love Me If You Dare", though the French title actually translates as "Children's Games". It's about a childhood game of dares that keeps going through adulthood and the dares keep getting riskier and more dangerous. It turns every rom/com convention on its head.

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  6. We watch Korean, Japanese, German, Latin American and Swedish films. It's a motley variety. I like French, too, but until now I didn't realize how few I've seen.

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  7. I like foreign films too...not because old people have sex though. ... There is a quality and texture to them that just feels...real, as you put it.

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    1. Ah, T, you do get the tongue-in-cheek here, right? Thanks for coming by.

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