Posts Tagged ‘Angelina Jolie’

I saw this in the March 7,2011 Newsweek and thought I’d share it because of its references to gay sex: Tennessee Williams is back for his Encore.

As one of America’s greatest playwrights, almost everyone knows Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Streetcar Named Desire, Suddenly Last Summer, The Glass Menagerie and others. Or maybe you’ve just heard the lines, “relying on the kindness of strangers” or screaming “Stella”. His plays offer what he called “a prayer for the wild of heart that are kept in cages.” Angelina Jolie recently had that phrase tattooed on her arm. (she must have long arms). Williams was a pioneer of gay drama in America during a time when being gay was dangerous.

In a 1975 interview he stated “I see no essential difference between the love of two men for each other and the love of a man for a woman; no essential difference, and I’ve examined them both.”

But there’s a crucial twist in his writings about sex. Love doesn’t meet on some lofty noble plateau, they share the gutter. Nyphomania, rape, sado-masochism, cheaters, hustlers, gigolos, and prostitutes populate his plays. How could you not love his writings?

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21 Men from The Group attended the Angelina Jolie / John Depp Film, The Tourist at the Gateway yesterday evening. 13 of us then walked over to Big Louie’s for some greasy but good Italian food and some even better conversation.

The film is visually stunning as the camera follows Jolie, a danger-loving woman of mystery dressed to the nines, as she preens from the Place Pigalle in Paris to Venice engaging and then emotionally seducing a hapless American Community College Teacher/ Tourist called Frank (Depp) along the way. Her plan is to use him to throw her ruthless pursuers off the trail of her real lover, an international master thief.

With the scenic beauty of Paris, Venice, the French & Italian countryside, Angelina Jolie’s lips, curves and fashions, and of course the sexy Depp, the movie was filled with enough visual eye-candy to distract one’s attention from the rather predictable plot.

Overall the Guys seemed to enjoy the film and had fun discussing it afterwards. For the great eye candy and an acceptably entertaining plot, we give the film 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Afterwards at Big Louie’s the guys were entertained by a scene from “Lady and the Tramp“…

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