Was it as good for you as it was for me?
This month’s event, Naked Girls Go To The Movies, was probably one of my favorite one’s so far. I’m an absolute movie buff (and, yes, it’s true, sometimes I watch them in the buff) and I had so much fun getting ready for this event. I knew from the start that I wanted to do something with the movie Secretary. It is one of my favorite movies of all time – and that kind of seems to be the consensus among most of the Naked Girls. Dominique Trixx, also an avid Secretary fan, agreed to work with me on it. I found one of my favorite sections of dialogue from the movie, and it turned out to be one of her favorites as well. In Dominique’s blog, you can get a little insight into our preparation for this piece. I opened with part of the analysis that can be found here: www.aboutfilm.com/movies/s/secretary.htm
While we’re on the topic of Secretary, I’d like to also mention the movie Fur. Both of these films were directed by Steven Shainberg. If you haven’t seen Fur yet, go check it out – so beautiful, so sensual…gorgeous.
In the very first scene of the night, I read a monologue from Pulp Fiction. If you missed this event ( just this once) I’m going to give you a get out of jail free card. Here it is, the monologue that you missed:
“There’s a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you. I been sayin’ that shit for years. And if you ever heard it, that meant your ass. I never game much thought to what it meant. I just thought it was a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker before I popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this mornin’ made me think twice. See, now I’m thinkin’: maybe it means you’re the evil man. And I’m the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here, he’s the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean you’re the righteous man and I’m the shepherd and it’s the world that’s evil and selfish. And I’d like that. But that shit ain’t the truth. The truth is you’re the weak. And I’m the tyranny of evil men. But I’m tryin’, Ringo. I’m tryin’ real hard to be the shepherd.”
Okay, while this may not be the greatest line to have ever been stated in cinema, what you need to imagine is ME saying it. That’s right, petite, little Greta trying to sound like a total bad-ass. Yeah, it was pretty comical.
I also read a fantastic piece of monologue from American Psycho. You remember that bit in the movie where he leaves a message on his lawyer’s answering machine? I know I’m making you think really hard here considering this movie came out a decade ago. Yes, that’s right, a decade – we’re getting really fucking old. Anyhow, it’s a brilliant clip where he get’s into detail about all of his killings, and towards the end of it, he states “I guess I’ll uh, I mean, ah, I’m pretty uh, I mean I guess I’m a pretty sick guy.” Of course, the message was never heard. As sick as it may be, there’s just something about this part of the movie that makes me giggle every time. Naturally, this monologue then lead into the hilarious, pathetic rant by Christian Bale on set. You can read that, in its entirety, on Michelle L’amour’s blog.
Being that I love facts and statistics, I also named the top ten non-pornographic, English language films with the most uses of the word fuck or one of its derivatives. The number one movie, Summer of Sam, topped off the list with a count of 435. Impressive.
When I began typing this blog, something became very obvious to me. With the exception of the fuck list, every single thing that I read for this event was played by a very dominant male character. Hmmmm……wonder what that means……