what really personally upset me more was the passing of farrah fawcett. if you haven't seen 'extremities' or 'the burning bed'- you HAVE to. they are feminist landmarks and she is awesome in both films.in hollywood appearing in a film where a male instead of a female is hideously tortured doesn't make you popular. it's only the rape murder and abuse of women that's seen as sexy and exciting- appropriate use of the female and box office gold. the rape and prolonged torture of males( in extremities the guy is a rapist farah fights back against and imprisons) is unseemly and unnecessarily cruel , inappropriate for the public forum because other males might wince and try to protect their dicks. it's no wonder that buddy cole in the kids in the hall, in the middle of a long, hilarious monologue disemboweling homophobic comedians stops and says triumphantly ," i feel just like farrah fawcett in 'extremities'!"
one might think my cat farah is named after the actress however she's not, not directly anyway. i wanted to give one of my then new cats a persian/arabic name in honor of the passing of persia mohammad persia- may her name be praised- and farah means happiness in persian. however her full name is officially farah fawcett-minor and that was taken from an X song. ' los angeles' is really about a punk girlfriend of exene's who was calling herself farah fawcett- minor. i know my farah would probably not much like the idle rich but she seems fine with mexicans and homosexuals and joooooosss and black folks. persia's original ' handler' found her on the streets of LA (girl has to make a living you know, even deposed iranian princesses) and later had to leave and flew with persia and daughter to boston. she told me her last day in LA and flight was exactly like in the song. the best band from la la land ever there was there was- X:
(and i had that clock that was bought on hollywood blvd. the day she left for years afterwards. along with persia and sylvia of course.)