Ok, so you probably skipped the Oscars to watch The Walking Dead and Girls instead, and believe you me Spreadeagle author Kevin Killian gets that. Still it’s fun to see what stars show up looking high (Renee, the Kristens anyone?). Here’s the saucy highlight reel 2013 Academy Awards wrap-up to save you from your DVR.
Didn’t your mama…er…the movies ever tell you that silence is golden? i.e. shut off that damn cell phone. Yes, no, maybe? This year that little saying, worthy of Emerson, means something more apparently. Kevin Killian and his Oscar party crew do their annual send up of the idols of Hollywood.
Fanzine arrived at Moby Dick in San Francisco just in time to see Whitney sing Step By Step on February 11th in a televised tribute to her own life, as happens with celebrity, the product outliving the person, a self-made monument. Fanzine took the long way home, reflecting, and stayed up late watching her films. Kevin Killian’s 2008 essay, with fellow fan Bradford Nordeen, analyzes her mythic presence through her movies, locked in the vice-grip of fame, of performance, of the voice.
So you’ve saddled up to your desks and are wondering what the hell happened at the Academy Awards last night, or actually why they may have been the least surprising in years… still there remain a few head scratching queries in Kevin Killian’s inimitable style, like: Personally, all it took was nine words, “Gwyneth Paltrow will perform ‘Coming Home’ from the film Country Strong,” for me to hand back my SAG card, the way that boys my age used to burn their draft cards in the age of Vietnam. Where was poor Cher? as Randy Newman may have wondered. It’s another homestyle San Francisco Oscar Party!