"The Macquarie Dictionary defines "slut" as a "dirty, slovenly woman" or as a promiscuous woman or man. Dictionary editor Susan Butler said the basic sense of the word was "dirty"…
"But she warned against letting words take control of people’s decisions. "Once you start reacting to any word with a gut reaction, rather than an intellectual reaction, then you’ve lost control," she said. "You are letting the words run you.""
"Winona kept barking at me (to make a sequel), so I kept throwing out ideas,” Waters said. “The most famous one that I gave her was that I had Veronica going to Washington as a Senate page, and meeting up with a Senator running for President, played by Meryl Streep whose name is Heather.”
Waters says that script would have been a political satire with Veronica assassinating the President by the end of the film. He didn’t think it would actually get made.
Never underestimate the power of Veronica.
"Winona said ‘I talked to Meryl Streep and she loves it.’"
"In 1978, Star Wars won seven Academy Awards. But if you want to watch that original version, the first of George Lucas’s soon to be seven-part saga, you’ll find it difficult. In fact, it’s actually impossible to buy an official copy of Star Wars as it was first released. Lucas doesn’t want you to see that version. Instead, he wants you to watch the continuously updated special editions—movies with added CGI, changed sound effects, and whole new scenes…
"But fans aren’t the only ones who want Lucas to release the original. Curators at the National Film Registry picked the 1977 version of Star Wars to preserve for history’s sake, but they still don’t have a copy in the registry. When they asked for a copy, Lucas refused, saying that he would no longer authorize the release of the original version…"
Award-winning horror writer David Nickle has been repeatedly frustrated in his attempts to have a frank and serious discussion of HP Lovecraft’s undeniable racism; people want to hand-wave it as being a product of Lovecraft’s times, but it is inseparable from Lovecraft’s fiction.
Nickle’s novel Eutopia is a chilling horror story about the American eugenics movement, which Lovecraft embraced. As he persuasively argues, Lovecraft’s belief in eugenics was not mainstream by any means, even in his day, and it is infused through Lovecraft’s work — what would “Call of Cthulhu” be without the “eugenically unfit denizens of the bayou or ‘primitive’ island cultures whose religious practises amount to a kind of proactive nihilism”?
"The star of Kids, former NYC club fixture, and fashion icon has reunited with Whit Stillman for a new Amazon series, and is shooting another on Netflix. Over lunch with Marlow Stern, she opened up about her wild life…"
“I was and still am. It’s weird because when you first read that book, it’s so personal and you feel like you’re the only one who feels that way, and then you realize that everyone has had that experience with it. But Holden Caulfield was like my best friend when I was a teenager. Salinger is someone whose work I just love so much, and I totally respect how protective he has been about his privacy. My dad saved every New Yorker that J.D. Salinger ever had a story in. Actually, one thing happened … I’ve never actually told anyone this, but when I was 19, some, um, [pauses] my boyfriend at the time bought me at an auction a Christmas card that Salinger wrote someone in the ’50s. It was literally just like, ‘Merry Christmas!’ But Salinger’s signature was on it. I kept the card for a few years but I felt so guilty, like he wouldn’t want me to have this, so one day I decided I was going to send it back to him. I wrote this letter, and I tried not to gush, but I was like, ‘Dear Mr. Salinger. I received this as a gift because I’m a big fan, but I want to return it to you because I respect your privacy.’ And then, sometime later, I got a thank-you letter.”—
Winona Ryder, when asked if she’s still a big fan of “The Catcher in the Rye” (Interview magazine, October 2009)
Lol it had to be Johnny who gave her that Christmas card lololol
“One need not be a chamber to be haunted,
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.”—Emily Dickinson, “One need not be a chamber to be haunted” (via ontheedgeofdarkness)