No one wants to be the person who is made fun of for caring too much about something, who treats in earnest a situation that everyone else considers absurd. Even in personal relationships, feeling too heavily invested while simultaneously understanding that the other person couldn’t be more detached is one of the most profound feelings of embarrassment we can experience. Because it isn’t simply the embarrassment of making a mistake or a poor choice, it’s a shame over the kind of human being you are and how you see the world around you. To be shamed for your sincerity is to be reminded that you are dependent on something which is not dependent on you — that you are, once again, vulnerable.
Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs on set of GQ
Of course the iPad gets this.
I think I’m over the initial hump of how great I find this to um wat why
yeah my thoughts exactly, i’m over my visceral initial reaction and have moved on to being skeeved out. WTH, gq.
so wait, that ‘photo wasn’t shopped after all. HUH.
Anonymous asked: Have you seen the trailer for David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"? I am conflicted as I'm soured on Fincher. So, what're are your thoughts? Do you think the movie is going to be good? Do you think Rooney Mara is fine as hell? *chin hands*
I did see the trailer! I have been sort of deliberately not talking about it because I’m not feeling the excitement, but I will start with the good part: Rooney Mara is in fact pretty fine. And even though I think Noomi Rapace is irreplaceable, I’m sure she’ll do well as Lisbeth.
That said I have no idea if the movie itself is going to be good or if I’m going to bother with it. The trailer would suggest that GWtDT is a horror movie in which Lisbeth appears briefly. Also apparently it’s the ‘feel-bad movie’ of the holidays. The way they’re selling it is super-sensational and slick, which given the subject matter feels like the wrong tone. Any book or movie that deals so heavily with rape has a danger of being exploitative, but to make that your intent from the beginning is particularly sketch. But then, David Fincher is disturbingly fascinated with making really slick, hyper-stylized movies featuring abused, tortured, terrorized or marginalized women, so it’s not that surprising.