Favorite Movie: Classic
All about Eve
The sharpest, wittiest dialogue
ever, the incisive view of theater,
and Bette Davis at her greatest.
Still brilliant on 43rd viewing.
When I was five years old, I was
already a Bette Davis fan. Life
around me seemed dull and flat,
and Bette had the grandure that
life deserved. No matter how
good life becomes, Bette is
still bigger and grander.
My first "Broadway" Show, and
still my favorite. Lansbury was
amazing in musical theater's
greatest role. Also, arguably,
the best score ever written.
There aren't signs big enough!
There aren't lights bright enough!
I'll be in NYC for the January 2003
revival starring Bernadette Peters.
FORCE of NATURE
Ah, you thought it would be
Bette Davis again! Well, it is...
but my second favorite is
It's the only thing I really miss about
living back in the Plains States.
Lightning storms are terrifying and
beautiful and erotic... or maybe it's
just me... But check out this thunder-
storm at sunset near Ardmore, OK
Throw in a little tornado and it's perfect!
Favorite Movie: My Era
Funny, truthful, romantic and
who could ever not be in love
with Diane Keaton as Annie.
And besides, I need the eggs.
From those wonderful years
when Woody's genius had not
been overshadowed by all the
tabloid headlines. His best.
Yes, she is as good as anyone
ever imagined her to be. Not
only a brilliant master of her
craft, but a souful interpreter
of the most subtle shadings
of the human heart.
Infinite variety, total honesty.
MUSICAL: My Era
So what if the book's a little weak.
The score is Sondheim's greatest.
"I'm Still Here" and "Losing my
Mind" are two of the legendary
theater songs of all time, and
their presence alone make this
show a treasure. Plus, that poster !
The unclassifiably brilliant
-- artist, writer, performance artist,
playwright whose uncanny access to
truths delights & inspires
me endlessly. No
one has ever
written about the
outsiders of this
world with such humor and love &
accuracy of childhood experience
& bizzare magical detail. She's the
total god of me. Check out the
"Loving Lynda" page on this site..
Favorite Movie: Today
Pure, inspiring but never corny.
A heartfelt and beautiful film.
If I could have seen it when I was 14,
my life would have been changed.
Billy's courage in being "different"
and his dedication to the direction
of his heart make him a true hero.
Though Billy is not explicitly gay,
this is the best movie ever made
about growing up queer.
the Grandest Dame
Only Maggie Smith combines
Bette Davis's visceral, epic style
and Streep's luminous artistry.
Watch The Lonely Passion of
Judith Hern to see the finest
dramatic performance ever
filmed. Then watch her in
California Suite to discover
that she's funnier than any of
the great comediennes. She
is the greatest. The Greatest.
I'm no fan of those big, dumb-ass
theme-park musical epics,
but Doctorow's classic novel,
heroic character of Coalhouse Walker,
and the passionate score
that genre. I loved
it in LA, again in San
Francisco, and twice in New York.
And LaChanze kicked Audra's ASS.
JUDY HENSKE kicked around
the folk music scene back in the
early 60's and made a reputation
for her ass-kicking style --
whether it was traditional folk,
wild humor or soulful torch.
She came back a couple of years
ago with the best damn CD I've
heard in years. If you've never
heard Henske sing "Til the Real
Thing Comes Along," you ain't
heard shit. GO TO HER WEBSITE
AND BUY THIS CD. DO IT NOW !
click right HERE