#Blaine looks up for a second #when he hears who it is #his face lights up #OOH #OMG #KURT #KURT LOOK WHO IT IS KURT #RARRRRRRRRRR #and the fact that Kurt’s hand goes straight to Blaine’s arm when he hears it #can i just #i want to bet that Blaine puts on scary movies when they have nights together #because scary movies make Kurt curl up so tight against his chest #and he ducks his head and hides it #in Blaine’s neck #and he clings to his shirt #and Blaine just gets to hold him all movie long #i bet you anything Blaine loves scary movies now
there’s always that one fanfiction that deserves to be turned into a movie
The joke isn’t that they’re cruel or bad at parenting or have any particular disdain for the world at large. They aren’t unkind to their neighbors or to the animals and their deeply devoted to their children and to each other.
The joke is that they’re happy.
The Addams Family is missing a lot of the typical sitcom tropes. There’s no mother-in-law jokes, no arguing over who’s supposed to fill what gender role, both Morticia and Gomez spend roughly equal amounts of time parenting the children and the most remarkable is the relationship between Morticia and Gomez. You see Morticia Addams and it really highlights how rare it is in family films and TV sitcoms to see a wife and mom character who isn’t like this “dissatisfied housewife always mad at my big dumb husband but I love him gonna stay with him because this is the world and he’s the best I can get and I am always right because wifes are the smart ones hey you can relate to this average American I guess”. Morticia and Gomez in contrast are usually working together you know rarely party A will keep something from party B but for the most part the form little schemes together as partners both are heads of the household and they almost never disrespect each other - remarkable in a genre where that’s usually the joke.
But the reason the Addams are happy is really beacause they exist outside of society’s expectations. Gomez is a man child who plays with his trains and that’s fine. Morticia fences with her husband and plays with weapons often and it doesn’t occur to them to care what other people think.
If you don’t think the Addams Family is the best possible aspiration for family life, I think you may wish to re-evaluate your long-term personal goals.
Absolutely true. They were the happiest couple on TV when I was a kid, and their kids were happy at home.
They’re creepy and they’re kooky / mysterious and spooky / and altogether loopy / the Addams family.
Do you know what they’re not? They’re not toxic, and they don’t lie to each other.
*sigh* This show was hardly ever on when I was little. I need to mainline this show YESTERDAY
UPDATED SAG OR NON UNION CASTING NOTICE FOR VERY HAIRY GUYS OR GUYS WITH BEARDS - ANY SIZE BODY SHAPE IS FINE. Shoots on last season of hit Fox TV show. SAG RATE: 152/8 NON UNION RATE: 72/8. You must live in the So Cal area to submit. Shoots Thursday September 18th. You must be OK with working a scene in a gay club. You guys are all actors and if you are straight, well then this is some acting for you!!
SAG OR NON UNION HAIRY GUYS: I need bearded guys!! Age 25-65. Please submit a current color photo, your Union Status, height/weight and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com Subject line should read: BEARS
Oh my god. *awkward giggling*
Who in the world writes these.
Okay, so here’s the thing.
This sounds like a call they’ve put out before and they aren’t getting the right people. Mainly because dudes running around Hollywood trying to get gigs are usually clean shaven. Other than dudes doing classical theater, mostly not beards.
Right, so then it’s background work. People who do background work (especially non-union background work) represent a range of people — from folks who need the money buy mostly don’t pursue background work to people who are new to acting to people who just do background work as a full time job. Lots of these people are talented professionals. Most of these people. But some of them are green, or unprofessional, or deluded, or assholes, and they may be squeamish about being perceived as gay.
Third, and I will be so fucking furious if anyone takes this out of context, casting people have had a lot of shitty experiences with people getting cast for shit (even as background) and then freaking out because the thing they are cast for is some sort of reputational liability (i.e., I once played a “dying junkie whore” in American Gangster, where you can see me “shoot up” between my toes, then fall backwards into a bathtub and die). And people (less game than me) show up on set, freak out, and then quit. So casting is very, very careful to make sure people know what they are getting into, especially when there’s a reputational thing going on.
Until more recently than I would like to be true, any sort of gayness was absolutely treated this way (I’be been asked if I was sure I was comfortable playing gay — and even had to sign something about not suing over it on a major feature film — but no one ever checked to see how I would feel about live cockroaches being placed upon my person).
Actors in Hollywood legit worry about whether a perception of homosexuality will cost them roles (men are no longer strong, women are no longer attractive). Yes, there’s Neil Patrick Harris (who gets a pass coming from theater), Modern Family (where no one is the sexual part of homosexual), and Glee. And things are getting better, but in weird niche ways (OITNB), Alan Cumming (again, he sort of gets a pass because theater), but people worry about it. And people worry about it because people say insane shit to people in the casting room and at parties.
So this is why that casting notice is written like this. Because everyone is afraid. Casting is afraid of people balking. And actors, who have to be the bravest people, are often afraid of everything because the industry is gross.
And seriously, DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT, use this for your tinhat whatever that whoever is being ordered to stay in the closet. Actors who make those choices make those choices for themselves / they are not property / queerness is no longer part of any mainstream morals code.
Thank you and goodnight.
(Please note, while the subject of this initial discussion is dudes with facial hair, I use actors to represent performers of all genders as most people within the industry do when speaking about or to the industry).
Especially if you’re known, people expect you to be on, if you show like the slightest sign of being off, it will get written about!
I feel you, Chris. Bitchy resting face is a serious problem in my world.
I think it’s worth bringing this gifset back after the release of those Glee filming pictures back from May. It’s a real shame how we already know that a certain fandom is going to make a big deal out of it, which is why I think it’s good to hear from Chris himself.