MiniTrue – Culture You Can Swallow October 17th 2013
BREAKING CULTURE NEWS THIS WEEK
SO IT SEEMS THIS WEEK THE FASHION FOCUS HAS BEEN THE THIGH HIGH BOOT BUT READING THE HEADLINES I’M STILL NOT SURE HOW I’LL BE VIEWED WEARING THEM! VAMPIRE? HIGH-CLASS PROSTITUTE? 90’S THROWBACK? WHO KNOWS?
- Emily Ratajkowski (One of the models from the notorious Blurred Lines video) has opened up about her less than clothed role in Robin Thicke’s flesh fest according to the Daily Mail. Actually they couldn’t even mention it by name so they just referred to it as ‘THAT‘ video in big, capital, bold letters. You know the one they meant right? Well on the face of that headline it appears Ms. Ratajkowski is going to let us into a world of regret, remorse and insight into how much of a rapey, rapscallion Robin Thicke really is. The article does quote Emily as saying how she was shocked at how naked she was in the smash hit video because usally only her friends see her acting like that. It all feels like it should be accompanied by the ‘Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet’ like Simon Bates used to do on Radio 1. However the article is actually an advert for her brand new GQ photoshoot where she strips off again, it features her astride a giant BigMac as well as an advert for the shoes she’s wearing. I don’t think it was the heartstrings Mail Online were meant to be pulling!
- BREAKING NEWS HEADLINE – CLINT EASTWOOD CARRIES HIS OWN SUITCASE AS HE LEAVES NEW YORK HOTEL Yeah, that’s right. That was HEADLINE material right there. In a week with the Nobel Peace Prize and The Man Booker Prize being announced they were left in the dust by this, albeit brilliant, article about Dirty Harry using four fingers and a thumb to clutch a black leather satchel. According to Mike Larkin who wrote the piece, many pensioners could learn from this octogenarians can-do attitude. Having less than £50 a week compared to his vast fortune shouldn’t come into it, just get up off your behinds old people and grab a suitcase then we’ll show you some fucking respect! What makes this article stand apart from say The New York Times’ or Al Jazeera’s coverage is that they not only informed us that courageous, creaky Clint clutched competitively to his chic case, they also threw in some names of his films too. Here are a few of the best;
- No Doubt the valet was given a Few Dollars More by the generous multi-millionaire
- In The Line of Vision: Clint Seemed to be struggling to see thanks to his baseball cap
- Embarking on a Grand-Tour Ino: The actor seemed excited to finally be hitting the road
- The Daily Mail doesn’t like the Guardian. They also really don’t like Julian Assange. However they also haven’t quite grasped that ‘The 5th Estate’, a new film looking at the rise of Assange and WikiLeaks, is actually a film and not a documentary. In fact Mail Online seem to have also watched it with a slight agenda as Brian Viner, the reviewer, accuses the Guardian of jeopardising international security in the film before having to correct himself as it doesn’t actually happen in the film. We also get some other conjecture about the film such as Julian Assange becoming a monster and even being on the autistic spectrum like Benedict Cumberbatch’s other famous role, Sherlock Holmes. In fact it’s hard to work out what Mr. Viner actually thought about the film other than that it sat on the fence and didn’t cry out for the immediate execution of Julian Assange and the decimation of The Guardian. I’m doubly upset because the Mail Online has ruined the end of the film for me as Brian Viner reveals the finale of the film finds Cumberbatch’s Assange skulking in the Ecuadorian Embassy! Spoliers Brian, spoilers.
THIS WEEK’S RELEASES
– There were albums and books released this week but they don’t matter because they’re not TV or SHOWBIZ