Sunday, September 18, 2011

Marlon Brando

Because he featured prominently in my first legitimate sex dreams...

Although the height of my Marlon Brando obsession has subsided, I still can't help but be fascinated by the man. What a beautiful, maniacal, and brutal individual. I feel like you don't understand sexy until you've seen him in action. I mean, my God, those shoulders!

Some of my favorite Brando movies: 
A Streetcar Named Desire
On the Waterfront
The Fugitive Kind
Guys and Dolls (my first ever Marlon exposure)
Last Tango in Paris (he's uglier and chubbier in this film, but no one can play an endearing rapist like Mr. Brando).

I've never actually seen The Godfather (I'm not much interested in that mob business) but maybe I should try it just to see one of his most iconic performances.

Marlon Brando was really my first introduction to old-time sexy men, so I'm forever indebted to him.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Andy Warhol's Mick Jagger

I love Andy Warhol's interpretation of 1975 Mick Jagger. But then again I love Andy Warhol and I love Mick Jagger, so there you go.

Here are the two of them with the crazy/genius Beat writer William Burroughs. I can't even imagine what that dinner was like.

Also, a quotation from an interview with Mick in 1987:
"What do I want to read a book about myself for? I am myself. I don’t want to read someone else's version of it, I might get confused."