Sam Jackson

Boiling Point

First things first – calling criticism sexist or racist does not make you worse than Hitler unless in doing so you also start a World War, attempt a genocide, and paint competent but uninspired landscapes. But more on that later! In the modern age of Internet writing (which I think might just cover all of it, since ya know, the internet isn’t really that old) the only thing that sells better than pornography (and cats [and porno cats]) is hatred. There is a lot of it. Hell, this column was born in hatred, though I like to think sometimes it’s about love. Bad, bad, angry love. At the current center of the hatred circle is Lena Dunham and her cable television debut Girls, which airs Sundays on HBO and follows a bunch of girls who do stuff and things and say words. And boy do some people hate it. In fact, the only thing people hate worse than Girls right now is people who hate Girls. We’ve got a Girls backlash backlash. Well this is my backlash to that. And prepare for a new backlash. A Girls backlash backlash backlash backlash. Can’t we just skip to the slash-fiction? Google it.

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Why Watch? Because clowns are to blame for everything ever. This short offers the tragic, classic story of love that can’t seem to find a way. It’s shot in gorgeous black and white, and offers the strange and absurd as a backdrop for the most recognizable feeling of all. Henry, a beaten down clown, is in love with Sunny. He writes her letters and gets nothing but disappointment in his own mail box. But what if she loves Henry back? What if something is stopping her from telling him how she feels? What Will It Cost? Just 15 minutes of your time. Does it get better any better than that? Check out Henry and Sunny for yourself:

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published: 04.16.2014
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