With summer off and running and temperatures through the roof, it’s time we round out all the blockbuster activity and over-hyped, industry-funded forms of entertainment with what the season is really built for: semi-inappropriate decisions made with old and “new” friends during long weekends on the shore — all set to hip music. It’s as close to a consequence-free environment as any post-college adult trying to make art out of their life can get. So re-up your catalog with these music suggestions that will keep your days and nights hotter than the weather.
Everywhere you go it seems there’s another beautiful young celebrity declaring her (yes, it is almost always her) sexual orientation as something other than straight, which is fine. If you attended college you’re probably familiar with attractive people announcing their equal opportunity status. Though sometimes you can’t help but feel like it’s just a great sound bite celebrities offer right around the release date of an impending project. However, if more bisexuals were as vocal as Anna Paquin there’d be less doubt on the matter. Which, to be honest, is only news because they volunteer this information. Anna says she’s bi, is only seen dating men, is now having a child, but is not straight. I believe her, but let’s do a quick roundup of our sexually fluid stars and see which of them practice what they preach.
When Faye Dunaway graced the screen in BONNIE AND CLYDE, you knew you were on the wrong side of the tracks. You got the same feeling once Melanie Griffith took off her black wig in SOMETHING WILD, or when Carrie Anne-Moss confidently strutted in THE MATRIX. These women got what they wanted. Men were around, but our attention and the camera’s gaze were directed on fairer – though not necessarily gentler – sex. Muscles and guns, stubble and sneers are a dime a dozen. Watching a woman break the rules, and make her own, is a breath of fresh air. In short, bad girls are oxygen.