Buster Keaton in The Three Ages of Facepalm (sorta).
“All the other fairies fly, why don’t you?”
“I had wings once. They were strong. They were stolen from me.”
This movie may end up being terrible. I don’t know. I don’t care. I am going to watch it and love it and swoon. And nothing can stop me.
Can’t believe I never saw the slash potential in this film.
reminder that an actual line from this movie is “Is it me you want to fuck, or is it Bud?” <— uttered by Kim Basinger to Guy Pearce about Russell Crowe
LA Confidential is one of my favorite films. It’s an amazing, superbly acted film that justly won an Oscar for Brian Helgeland, who you know as that guy who wrote and directed A Knights Tale. It’s charged throughout with homoerotic tension between Pearce and Crowe, and the best part is that after you watch it, you can read the equally amazing LA. Confidential slashfic that dsudis wrote for me for Yuletide 2004!
(Also also: it occurs to me that you could actually write the world’s most amazing Inception crossover with Arthur playing rigid unbending Guy Pearce and Eames playing enforcer Russell Crowe and being forced to do all these thuggish jobs while everyone else but Arthur completely overlooks how intelligent he is omfg. NOW I REALLY WANT THIS TO HAPPEN. I MEAN JUST LOOK AT THAT PICTURE, YOU CAN SEE IT, RIGHT?)
Victor Victoria, 1982.
My sexuality is Julie Andrews in Victor Victoria.
What makes this GIFset even better though is that BOTH of the women in it, Julie Andrew and the delightful Leslie Ann Warren <3333 starred as Cinderella in the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, Andrews on Broadway and Warren in the televised version, years before this film.
So Victor/Victoria is just shitting all over traditional unempowered femininity here by literally taking Cinderella and turning her into a two-for-one bitch and genderqueer femme fatale.