Oh Rainbow Poo! Has it been a month since we posted a magically terrific Friday Five? Hmmm…must have been a slow month. Well this week we stumbled upon five fantastic things that you all must see right now! Drop everything (or place that cup of coffee gently back onto the table) and read this post! You won’t be disappointed. And after you thoroughly enjoy this post — please comment. Comments are our lifeblood, and we’re not too proud to beg!
This week, a friend sent me the link to the video, and I couldn’t stop laughing. The star of this video should be related to me. If I had a daughter, this is what she’d do. I plan to raise my children as evil, so she would fit right in. I love her. Please enjoy this British short, a commercial for the Young Direct Award entitled, Drama Queen:
Amidst all the talk of gay teens being bullied, there are group of teens that remain almost completely off the map: trans teens. When we found Alysia Harris & Aysha El Shamayleh’s slam poem about the struggles of one such teen, we could only imagine the incredible pain they must feel. Take a moment to watch these two young artists perform their poem, Hir.
Luke Perry At DragonCon
With the reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210 garnering renewed interest for dramatic and tactful portrayal of a major character’s struggle with his sexuality (including that character bullying an openly gay classmate that he hooked up with), it seems there might be some renewed interest in some of the stars from the original cast. That explains why Luke Perry was at DragonCon. Well really it doesn’t, but I have no idea why he was there and I suspect he doesn’t either. As a result of his participation there is a genius photoset and even more genius animated gif of those photos. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
Willow Smith’s Kiddie Porn
With some of the Glee cast making waves for a risqué photoshoot in GQ, there was no way we could ignore the issue. Let’s face it kiddie porn is both funny and highly profitable. Not sure? Just ask parental role models Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith who let their 9-year-old daughter, Willow (does someone have penis size issues, Will?), not only record a horrifically annoying song called Whip My Hair, but then proceeded to allow her create a music video that would make someone twice her age blush. We can not be the only ones who have found her dancing to be a bit too sexual for someone who should be focused on toys, not boys.
After all that tawdriness, we need a nice old fashioned fairy tale and we won’t let you down. We found the clip Brookton Hollow earlier this week and we were immediately smitten. This poignant and poetic tale of a boy and his cow is memorable and mesmerizing. Even though it features shocking full frontal nudity (and is therefore NSFW), it is a must for adults jaded by the crazy political climes of 2010. Romantic, whimsical and beautifully told to the last shot, we hope you can escape with us to Brookton Hollow.
Our Friday Five was made of evil children, trans teen slam poetry, Luke Perry, kiddie porn, and a gay fairy tale. What could be better? Seriously, if anything can possibly be better than that, we challenge you to find it! Tell us all about your Friday Five in the comments!