A fashion-challenged female character is transformed, frequently with the help of a fairy godmother/guru/gay friend, into a femme fetale, discarding the thick glasses, orthopedic shoes and potato-sack dress along the way. Our heroine emerges as if from a cocoon, an exquisite feminine beauty.
The male version of the movie makeover has a slightly different storyline; in this transformation, a 98-pound weakling is bitten by a radioactive spider or given a magic ring or the opportunity to step into a phone booth and materializes as a finely muscled superhero.
Whether “Crazy, Stupid, Love” ultimately helps usher in a new era of the male movie makeover remains to be seen, but costume designer Dayna Pink isn’t setting her hopes that high. ”Hopefully there will be some guy who goes to see this movie who’s wearing a horizontal-striped polo shirt that’s two sizes too big,” Pink says. “And when he walks out of that theater, he’ll look at himself and say: ‘I’ve got to get to Bloomingdale’s.’ Then I’ll know I’ve been successful.”
PLEASE let that last paragraph be true. the striped polo needs to die.
When members of the Florida Orchestra go to Cuba in September, they’ll be bringing with them more than just their musical talents. The group will also be bringing with them dozens of donated musical instruments that will be given to some aspiring musicians in Havana.
terrifying (yet fascinating), even though i know i’d pass. i have so much to say about the panopticonization (it’s okay to make up words if they’re academic) of society by technology that i can’t even start. OH WELL!