Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm A Barbie Girl

Speaking of anorexia, I was just watching a bootleg copy of Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, the first film by Todd Haynes (of Far From Heaven, I'm Not There, and Velvet Goldmine fame) on YouTube. All of the characters are portrayed by Barbie dolls. It's sort of like Team America except not so blatantly played for laughs. Because Haynes did not gain the rights to either the Carpenters' music or Mattel's Barbie, the film is currently not legally allowed to be distributed. But legend has it that Richard Carpenter took legal action mostly because the film portrays him as an overbearing and possibly homosexual control freak.

We've only just starve, that is.

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