The Oscars have been saved! Oh THANK GOODNESS! The gay Super Bowl will air on February 24th as it always has, with all the stars decked out in their expensive gowns/tuxes thanks to a deal reached with the writers and this most annoying strike which has crippled the L.A. entertainment industry. Yes, the show will go on as it should! YEEHA! A trivial awards show to divert my attention from all of life's troubles!
Saturday, I joined my buds Scarlet, Uncle "R", and another gentleman on an amazing strenuous hike through Runyon Canyon in Hollywood. I had never been, and it was quite the ass-kicking experience, but well worth it. Spectacular views of Los Angeles; absolutely beautiful panoramic views of Hollywood, Downtown, Long Beach (I believe), Santa Monica and the ocean, Griffith Observatory, and the San Gabriel Mountains! I did not have my digital camera or binoculars, but I will next time I suppose. Some of those hills knocked the wind out of me, but I'm glad my heart is strong enough and that I didn't pass out or anything. Plenty of adorable doggies hiking with their owners, and lots of hot straight and gay men to oogle at. I've lived here my whole life, and I had never been there! For the first time I saw L.A. as beautiful, which is an adjective bestowed automatically on a city like San Francisco. Yes, plastic phony Los Angeles is a pretty city after all.
Some quick reviews of some terrific films I've recently watched on DVD. Tim Burton's Big Fish is a wonderful fantasy-type uplifting film; a true celebration of life. I had it in mind a while back, but Rick Rockhill persuaded me even further to watch Mildred Pierce starring Joan Crawford and this movie was chock full of riveting drama! Really good flick starring Joan as a very sweet hard-working woman; I can see why she won an Oscar for the role. Definitely not the bitch portrayed in Mommie Dearest! LOLOLOL! Last but not least, the French have made a really good contemporary film about gay issues called Le Placard (The Closet); very funny witty zany fun and full of some good lessons with some of France's finest veteran actors including Gérard Depardieu. Check this one out please!-
Merci beaucoup, et à bientôt!