Tuesday 10 June 2008

))<>(( (forever)

So, a postscript to my first Curious/Creepy post, in particular the segment devoted to making fun of No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July. Not long after posting, I received an email from Danai at VICE in the UK letting me know that Miranda had done a little video edu-film with their online channel VBS.TV; this filmlet is called "How To Make a Button" and it's really quite funny. You can check it out here: http://www.vbs.tv/video.php?id=1454975012

I was surprised and pleased to discover that the person who wrote the electric pink book of the month is also the person who wrote and starred in Me and You and Everyone We Know, which is a sweet, quirky, and often hilarious indie film about how bloody awkward sex and love are, regardless of either age or experience.

I really enjoyed this film, and not just because of the poop back and forth forever. It was just really refreshing compared to all the big budget Hollywood crap floating around out there (har, har) claiming to be romantic comedy. Romantic comedy should be really damned awkward, and this film is certainly that.

But now I'm just getting too far away from this blog's subject matter of books so I'm going to keep this short. Enjoy the button-making instructions!


Anonymous said...

ahaha, i was looking at your title and wondering why it looked so familiar. Me and You and Everyone We Know was such an excellent movie.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen the film but I've been intrigued by July's collection of short stories for quite some time. Perhaps I will eventually check it out - I suspect she has some talent!

Bookphilia said...

Fathima: yes, it was a great film. I don't think enough people are wearing their ))<>(( t-shirts these days.

Verbivore: Definitely check out the film too...and by the way, Verbivore is probably the best handle ever.