Fashionable Reality

We just finished watching this week’s episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Scott and I discussed that it’s quite possibly the most supportive and kind show on TV. Once again, it looked like the straight guy in question was on the verge of tears when it came time to bid the Fab 5 goodbye. That’s just so sweet!

Coming up on Friday, the new season of TLC’s What Not to Wear begins. The old male host, Wayne, is replaced by a new guy, Clinton Kelly. Thank goodness they’ve kept Stacy London, who was the better of the fashionistas. Unsurprisingly, WNTW is based on a BBC show of the same name. Makes me wish we got the extended cable, so we could watch it on BBC America. Oh well, I’ll just have to make do with the American counterparts.

Pirates = Fun

Pirates of the Caribbean was just fantastique. A big, dumb, fun romp. Johnny Depp was absolutely delightful (though Scott has seen Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas so many times, apparently it looked to him like Hunter S. Thompson playing a pirate).

I can see why the ladies like Orlando Bloom, because he is indeed a good looking guy. But he also seems a bit … nonthreatening and effeminate. He’s got those big moist doe eyes and frequently looks like he’s about to cry.

After watching The Invisible Man last night, Scott pointed out something that I should have noticed, but didn’t. The leading lady, Flora, was played by Gloria Stuart, who played the old Rose in Titanic. Very cool. Looking at her filmography, she was in nine films in 1933, including The Invisible Man. It certainly was a different way of making movies back then.