Saturday, March 22, 2008

Crying Shame

Hands up the number of you who remember The Crying Game?

I remember watching that after school with my best friend and we had the misfortune of attracting the attention of the class perv who decided to follow us to the cinema.  He promptly sat next to my best friend and proceeded to make a bloody nuisance of himself till we threatened to castrate him.  He had no clue what movie we were seeing so it was a real shock to his pitiful system when he realised.

And they say there is no justice in the world.

Anyway, it is undeniable that the two most memorable things about The Crying Game is the shower scene ... and Jaye Davidson! 

Holy cow, how gorgeous was this androgynous beauty?  You could totally buy into the sexual ambiguity and total smitten-ness that this man could induce.

I'd forgotten all about him till I read an article in Coilhouse (which I totally love by the way) on this missing icon of our misbegotten youth.  I just had to share the gloriousness of a golden age here.

He's disappeared from the movie scene after Stargate, which was a complete waste of his time except to prove again how spectacularly gorgeous he is.  

I totally identify with his distate for the so-called fame and game of the entertainment industry.  Although I wonder how he equates that with the fashion industry (from whence he game pre-Crying Game) as it has the same level of shite. So, I can understand why he went underground rather than deal with the bullshite.

Hopefully, wherever he is now, he is still as effortlessly elegant and fashionably recherche as ever.