Sunday, June 28, 2009

Take a Vow of Celibacy for Celluloid!

And if you're not needle averse... perhaps a tattoo of your favorite director.


I had totally forgotten about this roll call moment from John Waters' Cecil B Demented (2000) and I lurve it. Unfortunately the movie isn't as strong as its concept. It doesn't help that Melanie Griffith stars and doesn't seem to be in on the joke in the way Kathleen Turner was in Serial Mom. But it's Melanie Griffith, what can you do?

The highlight of the film: Alicia Witt as porn star Cherish. Around this time I really thought Witt was going to become a big star. But then she lost the Mary Jane role in Spider-Man and nothing ever seemed to fully ignite in that career. Runner up: Maggie Gyllenhaal (she sports the Kenneth Anger tattoo) as "Raven" slapping Melanie Griffith because Satan told her to. That's something I feel everyone should do when they're in a film with Melanie, whether or not Satan requests it.
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The movie was awesome! The Hershell (sic) Gordon Lewis tattoo is missing :)

NATHANIEL R said...

oops. and here i thought i got them all

DJ said...

Random, but yay for a Keira picture up top! :)

Jordan said...

those are great and -yes- john waters can only do good, even when he misfires, such as what happened with 'pecker'

Agent69 said...

I wonder, where would be a good place to tattoo Lars Von Trier?

Fabrizzio said...

I love that Almodovar tattoo so much.

Bailey said...

I love this movie! It's actually one of the few Melanie Griffiths I can actually stand. She should work with John Waters again. She can be his 'Johnny Depp' lol.

Jordan said...

@bailey- ur on to something here. ive loved melanie and some of the roles shes tackled in her career. im most notably reminded of 'something wild' in 87.

cynick said...

You forgot Alicia Witt's tat: Andy Warhol. I agree - she should be a big star.

Also missed C.B. Demented's tat - Otto Preminger.