So, frustrated in my resolve to get video of my stunning karaoke performance of “Flirtin’ with Disaster” in the IthaCAREaoke competition† by The Man – or to be precise, the rules at the local mall governing video recording – when I got back home, I decided to seize the opportunity to get this shit done!, mustered the props required for this performance, and so, here… this, my latest production in the series:
“Why the Transsexual is compelled… TO KILL!”
(Episode IV, because it’s actually the first, and that’s always the best one, right?)
It’s a commentary on The Silence of the Lambs, from which movie the scenes explaining Jame Gumb’s motivation for his horrific crimes were excised, leaving the viewer with the impression that maybe Gumb really was supposed to be transsexual?
Well, sometimes such matériel has to get the chop. That’s just the way it is in the movie business… that’s just the way it has to be in life sometimes?, because explanations are sometimes too complex to relate in the span of 90 minutes… but still, I do wish that people who go on and on about this popular misrepresentation of transsexualism would read the fucking book, because author Thomas Harris is a genius!
As a poor substitute, they can check out the first six minutes of my video, which includes the outtake in which Lecter explains what’s going on with Jame Gumb… before I get into an extended reading from the book, in which the root cause of Gumb’s malaise is briefly touched upon in a seemingly irrelevant comment by Hannibal Lecter on his fellow inmate Sammie… and I go on, engrossed by the WTF! power of Harris’ narration of the climax, in which the sheer awesomeness of Clarice Starling is revealed…
100% spontaneous and unrehearsed… because that’s the way it has to be, sometimes:
Only he is lost who gives himself up for lost. — Hans-Ulrich Rudel
Bonze Anne Rose Blayk
† ADDENDUM 7/19/13 – I Got’Er’Done at The Haunt some months later…
“It’s never too late to flirt – especially with ‘Disaster, Hatchet Style!’“
KILLER, EH WOT?