Some folks in the comments on that post have suggested gender-swapping Jareth and starring someone like Tilda Swinton (SWINTON) or Annie Lennox.
Look, I know a lot of people on the East Coast are having Real World Problems right now due to Winter Storm Jonas. That really sucks, and having myself lived through some hurricanes that caused massive wreckage, my heart goes out to them on this Monday morning. I hope you all make it to work if you can, and if you can’t, may your power be unflagging and your internet connection without lag.
I’m not going on a tear about how this is destroying my childhood or whatever. Things change, the center cannot hold, and any thing that generates buzz is considered up for grabs for a remake. I will always have the original. And hey, Guardians of the Galaxy turned out to be a hell of a great surprise, AND they have an actual Henson involved! We shall see.
Real talk: I only watched Pee-Wee’s Playhouse when there were no cartoons on, because I was an idiot when I was a child.
Real talk: I only watched Pee-Wee’s Playhouse when there were no cartoons on, because I was an idiot when I was a child. I did not know Grace Jones appeared on there and sang ‘Little Drummer Boy’ and now my Saturday is complete. Please enjoy her AMAZING voice – and her intro is interesting, she’s almost got a perky ‘Marilyn Monroe’ inflection going on.
This reminded me I still need to read her autobiography! I already know she hung with Bowie and Klaus Nomi, introduced the world to Dolph Lundgren and the New York 80s club scene to Ecstasy – I’m hoping that’s just the tip of the incredible iceberg that is her life. Then again, if it was 80 pages of ‘I thought about going out but wasn’t feeling it and wound up staying in’ I wouldn’t be disappointed, because it would still be GRACE JONES doing that.
Coming Up – A list of my Top Five Rando Holiday Movies, which involve Christmas but aren’t necessarily about the holiday.
You know damn well Die Hard is on that list.
Stay tuned! 😀
NOTE: I haven’t seen Krampus yet and I REALLY WANT TO. But I have my tickets for Star Wars for Thursday night!