christy jones

my thoughts on the tony nominations

- I’m so happy for all of Dear Evan Hansen’s nominations that show is so important and deserves all the recognition

- I really need to listen to Great Comet and Groundhog Day (oops)

- Mike. Faist. I nearly screamed his nomination was so unexpected but I’m so happy for him he deserves it so much!

- Anastasia was snubbed. Especially Christy.

- Bandstand was snubbed so much seriously this show is so important but gets so little recognition? I’m happy for the nominations it got, but seriously Laura Osnes and Corey Cott deserved nominations so much they poured so much of their hearts into this show.

- I’m so happy Falsettos got 5 nominations!!

- The featured actor and actress categories are so incredible this year ahh

- basically this year’s tonys were very stressful, especially because of the crowded season (13 new musicals in a season damn)

- (Also give Bandstand a special Tony just for the Welcome Home scene okay thanks bye)

My FBAWTFT genderswap headcanon.

Felicity Jones as Nancy Scamander.

Diego Luna as Patrick “Trick” Goldstein.

Chris Evans as Queentin Goldstein.

Melissa McCarthy as Janeth Kowalski.

Lena Headey as Persephone Graves

Emily Rudd as Cadence Barebone

Gwendoline Christie as Gallya Grindelwald

Hollan Roden as Thea Scamander

Michael Ealy as Seraphim Picquery

Anne Hathaway as Miss Abernathy.
As Much As I Can, As Black As I Am: The Queer History of Grace Jones

In 2008, Jones unexpectedly reemerged with Hurricane, her first record in 19 years. She brought back Woolley and the Compass Point All-Stars while adding contributors like Emmy-winning composers Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, who worked with her for a month in their home on the the gospel-shaded canticle “Williams’ Blood”. “Prince has a presence and everybody in the room goes, ‘Whoa,’” Melvoin attests from first-hand knowledge—she and Coleman were key members of his Purple Rain–era backing band, the Revolution. “When Grace walks into the room, it’s more subtle, but it has the same effect. You just go, ‘My God, she’s taken up all of the space with that personality.’”

Hurricane mirrored that kaleidoscope. Unlike commonplace pop and rock luminaries who took extended vacations, Jones came back more polished and unpredictable than ever. With her trenchant track “Corporate Cannibal”, she even protested capitalist dehumanization by embodying it via grinding, insidious metal. But while her image as a constantly morphing, couture-clad hellion persists, the 67-year-old iconoclast stays true to herself. After all these years and so many disciples, there’s still no one like her.

While gathering up my Grace Jones memories, I was reminded of what Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon once said about entertainers. This was 25 years ago, so my memory may have altered her words, but it went something like this: We pay to bask in the confidence of our most beloved performers so that we may learn to similarly love ourselves. Grace did that for me, for her audience, for anyone who has ever been too queer, too black, too female, or too freaky for the world around them. Grace Jones is liberation. [Read More]