JeA, the powerhouse vocal diva from K-pop's edgiest girl group, Brown Eyed Girls, teased her upcoming solo album earlier today with this tasty promo photo. As expected from one of the Brown Eyed Girls, the teaser pic doesn't hint at your typical K-pop concept. JeA's coquettishly sucking on her thumb, with a picture of a cute pussy cat drawn onto the palm of her hand. It isn't quite the imagery we were expecting from the 31-year-old, who's released a string of OST power ballads in the past, and only ever experimented with bolder styles as part of Brown Eyed Girls.
JeA's solo EP is due out on January 4th, with a buzz single dropping earlier on December 28th. She's the fourth and final member of BEG to go solo, following successful solos from Narsha, Ga-In, and Miryo. Ga-In topped our Best K-pop Music Videos of 2012 list with her orgasmic hit, "Bloom," while Miryo's single, "Dirty," came in at No. 6, so our expectations for JeA to knock her solo debut out of the ball park are pretty high.
While we wait for JeA's EP to arrive, check out this video of her singing one of her big ballad tunes, below.
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.