Attention 40-something Popdust readers: If you're planning on going the mid-life crisis route anytime soon, this might be a good purchase to start with. The Maybach from Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Otis" video has recently gone on auction, and looks to be one of the more valuable music video props of recent years, behind perhaps just Katy Perry's firework-boobs apparatus (and do we really even know if that was legit? It could've been CGI, or maybe it was just all Katy). After all, what could be a better way to prove to your impossible-to-impress 12-year-old daughter that Dad's still got it than buying a chopped up luxury automobile once ridden in by Jay, 'Ye, a series of anonymous models and comedian Aziz Ansari? (Can you still drive it? Seems physically possible, but perhaps socially and legally frowned upon.)
All this can be yours for the very reasonable price of $100,000 or so—a steal, considering the whip has been originally valued at something like three times that. Plus, it's for charity (Save the Children—sounds noble), and they don't even make Maybachs no more, so getting 2/3 of one (and who really uses doors these days anyway?) is a pretty sweet deal at any price. Young girls, they don't forget it.
The classic He-Man meme video stands the test of time as an iconic example of queer-coded art.
In December of 2005, Brokeback Mountain shifted queer-coded cinema into the mainstream.
Prior to 2005, "New Queer Cinema"––a term coined by film scholar B. Ruby Rich in Sight & Sound to define the queer-themed independent film movement, which focused on rejecting heteronormativity and concentrated on LGBTQ protagonists––existed on the fringe of the film world. It's worth noting that while the movement primarily refers to the boom in independent LGBTQ films from 1992 onwards, queer cinema existed for many years prior, albeit without a proper name. But regardless of nomenclature, New Queer Cinema was typically designated for niche audiences, relegated to arthouse showings at best.
There's a big problem with the trailer for Morbius, Sony's upcoming Marvel outing that is definitely not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though it has Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture (please let us keep our license, Disney!).
See if you can spot it.
MORBIUS - Teaser Trailer www.youtube.com
If you answered, "Sampling Beethoven's 'Für Elise' to line up with blue-tinted action shots is the absolute lowest effort, brain-dead attempt to signify 'gothic vampire movie' in the entire history of movie trailers," you're correct, but that's still not the biggest problem with Morbius. No, the biggest problem is that Morbius is played by Jared Leto.