Monday, November 28, 2005

All those pretty men

What a fun weekend I had. Pretty men a-plenty. Never fails to cheer me up, such a weekend.

The first pretty men were lots prettier than I am, for sure. Or at least they had more makeup and dresses that glittered more than my average costume for oriental dancing. Not to even mention the stunning bling-bling of jewelry, which I could hardly compete with, not even with chandeliers hanging from my ears.

Yes, I went to see a drag show on Saturday evening, for the first time in my life. The guys were stunning. The costumes, the impressions, the humour... All glitter, all glam. Go see here if you don't believe me. My personal favorites were the short appearances of Tarja Turunen, Tina Turner and Ville Valo (although Ville doesn't exactly count as being in drag, I suppose). The traditional Finnish singers, like Paula Koivuniemi, Katri Helena, Marion Rung and so on were also hilariously accurate. I can warmly recommend you try to catch this show, when Linnateatteri hosts the guys again. If not for anything else, then for the excellent mix and match of the dry, sarcastic humour of Jarkko Valtee (for those of you who don't know it, he's one of the judges in this years Finnish Idols -competition) combined with the delightfully perky and bubbly character of Osku Heiskanen. Entertainment guaranteed!

I may have laughed less, but last night's chick flick entertained me just as well as the Men in Drag. I finally got to see Elizabethtown. And this is what followed from it: "Huh? Movie? Was there a plot? I suppose it was good, must've been. But did you see that neckline as he tilted his head to sleep in the plane?" *omgsqueedroolswoon* Yes, yes, it's time for some completely adolescent and unashamed fangirling. Orlando Bloom rocks my world! (As if you didn't know it before...)

Seriously, the movie was nice. It was just the kind of harmless movie entertainment one needs on a Sunday evening when at the movies with good friends. Not a tear-jerker as such, but definitely endearing and amusing. A bit slow-paced at times, but on the other hand that sort of goes with the laid-back feeling of Kentucky. (Too bad I didn't visit Elizabethtown when I was in Kentucky, celebrating the New Year's in 94-95.)

And what's more important, Orlando had plenty of screen time (well, duh!) and this time without a helmet of any sort, without a blond wig or period clothing. Instead, a few very nice regular t-shirts (guuuuhhhh) and few well made suits. It really should be illegal to look that good. Normal, sensible women like myself will suffer from irrational gigglyfits and get all lightheaded from all the sighing. Not fair, I say. Not fair, d'ya hear?

7 comments:

Tytti said...

You just said what I couldn't put to words. :) About Orlando I mean.

There is something about long blond wigs though... (says a person who has been searching the web for all things Jason Isaacs related).

Johanna said...

Uhh, yes, long blond wigs do have a strange appeal to them, especially when attached to drop-dead-gorgeous men... Ahem. :)

Tytti said...

Yep, that important thing forgotten, drop-dead-gorgeous... It's really no use attaching the wig to... well, let's not go there. ;)

Sarin said...

My mother-in-law went to see that drago show too and she liked it as well. I haven't been there, but me and Mikko watched Priscilla - Queen of the Desert from DVD. There were drag queens and nice legs a plenty!

I think I won't comment on Orlando thingy this time. I'll be nice and leave it to you.

Tero said...

I don't think you're in much danger of being mistaken for a normal, sensible woman...

Johanna said...

Gee, thanks, Tero... It's just because you haven't seen me at work. :P

Tytti said...

I think Tero knows exactly what he's talking about. He's got a fine example of a "normal" "sensible" woman at home and work has nothing to do with it. ;)