to audition for the film

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IN THE CUT PRESENTS THE TOP 10 FAVORITE FILMS FROM ASIAN CINEMA; PART ONE

  1. CHUNGKING EXPRESS (1994); directed by Wong Kar-Wai
  2. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000); directed by Wong Kar-Wai
  3. ASH IS PUREST WHITE (2018); directed by Jia Zhangke
  4. CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON (2000); directed by Ang Lee
  5. AUDITION (1999); directed by Takashi Miike
  6. THE HANDMAIDEN (2016); directed by Park Chan-wook
  7. ICHI THE KILLER (2001); directed by Takashi Miike
  8. OLDBOY (2003); directed by Park Chan-wook
  9. RASHOMON (1950); directed by Akira Kurosawa
  10. PARASITE (2019); directed by Bong Joon-ho
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Last call for Lackadaisy voice cast auditions for Serafine and Nico!  Deadline is end of day on Saturday, April 25th.

Highlighting Serafine because we’d love to get more reel submissions for her! The voice should be able to convey an assertive personality, and should be able to alternate between playful and deadly serious. 
Cajun or Louisiana Creole backgrounds favored, or a very good impression of southern Louisiana accents.

Please send reels to lackadaisyvoiceaudition at gmail!

Paint Me In A Million Dreams by green_feelings 

Pairing: Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson (side Liam Payne/Zayn Malik) 

Rating: Mature to Explicit 

Word Count: 110k 

Summary: 

Harry’s one of Hollywood’s biggest actors, has made a name for himself in prestigious films and lives the life of a superstar. There’s just one thing missing to make it picture-perfect, but the one Harry’s in love with is completely out of reach for him. Enter Louis, one of Hollywood’s biggest actors himself, who just came out of the closet and taps new genres in the industry. When Louis sacks the role Harry auditioned for in Scorsese’s next big film, their irrational feud starts. Who could have guessed it would get even worse when for promo season, their teams decide to present them as a couple for publicity?

In short, Harry’s in love with someone and doesn’t care about dating anyone else, Louis never felt home in L.A., Liam writes love songs for someone he shouldn’t write love songs to, and Niall makes everything better with good food.

The wonderful, beautiful edit is by @parseltonguekinq <3

/// COMPLETE ///

Chapter 1/// Chapter 2 ///  Chapter 3 /// Chapter 4 /// Chapter 5 /// Chapter 6  /// Chapter 7 /// Chapter 8 /// Chapter 9 /// Chapter 10 /// Chapter 11

“I was naive.  I was coming to Rome from a very little town.  I was Catholic and truly believed that people were good.  And I was seventeen.  Everyone around me was talking about love, and being in love, so I wanted to experience it myself.  I met him at an audition.  Both of us wanted to be in films.  He was thirty-eight: tall, very attractive, and working as a stuntman.  He wanted to spend all his time with me.  I thought I was in love.  But after several months of living together, I began to realize that it wasn’t meant to be.  But the more I withdrew, the more controlling he became.  He went everywhere with me.  He’d lock me in the house.  Whenever he left town he’d take away my documents.  And he warned me that if I ever left, he’d go back to my hometown and make a scandal.  Reputation was something back then.  So I was terrified.  When nothing else worked, he would beat me.  He was proud of it.  He’d smile when someone noticed my bruises.  For three years I lived like this.  I came to believe that the only way to free myself was to kill him.  But I didn’t want to go to jail, so instead I became very sweet and compliant.  I convinced him that I loved him.  And that I was happy with our life.  So he became less guarded, and one day while he was at work, I took a taxi and escaped.  From then on I started looking out for myself.  I became cold and detached.   I promised myself that I’d never fall in love again.  And that if someone fell in love with me, I’d use them.  And that’s why I’m a bitch.”
(Rome, Italy)

Normani’s ‘Motivationis motivation

First things first…

Normani is a visionary.

She sees herself into the future. And she speaks those visions into her already planned and foreseen destiny that she envisions for herself. I think one of the very first videos I watched of her was an audition tape she filmed — and somewhere in between the seven minutes (don’t quote me on how long the video was exactly) of the video, the then 14 year old made a big and promising declaration…. She said, “I know I have what it takes to be the next greatest and biggest breakout star”.

And the opening scene of 'Motivation’ confirmed just that. A beautiful dark skinned little Black girl (by the way, I need her name because she’s gorgeous — update: her name is Jené Marie) portrays a young version of Normani.

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She runs and scrambles in front of the tv the minute she hears the voices of the hosts of “106th & Park” — a classic music video countdown show that platformed and showcased Black music artists during the 00s.

But what happens next is what in my opinion identifies her as a visionary. As the hosts announce the number one video in the world…She imagines herself as that acclaimed artists. She visualizes herself to be that person.

That alone …that instinct …and her imagination in my opinion marks just how much of a visionary she is. How attune of self she is. How much she saw herself into the future and imagined herself into one day being and becoming what she’s doing today. She envisioned it. And now it’s her reality.

As a YouTuber said in his review of this music video, she’s a new supreme on the rise.

That’s the best way to describe her and what she’s doing and accomplishing thus far.

Then we segue right into present day her.

The minute the camera pans in front of young Normani dancing her little heart out, in comes a twirling, bright smiling, white crop top, low hip riding jean, gold plated belt wearing NORMANI walking down an alleyway. She’s flipping her hair and whining her waist.

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I immediately knew who this scene was tributing. The one and only Beyoncé.

I’ve been saying this in numerous chats about her…that I feel her first year out as a solo artists appears that in all she is and has done is to pay homage to those artists before her. To the very ones she’s looked up to and does. And in her own way through her own interpretation of inserting the greats who paved the way for her, her performances reflect that. By way of her music videos and dance style and theatrics and costumes, hair, makeup and concepts. Which is very evident in this video.

Next, we see her come into frame and from jump starts dancing. Not wasting anytime to serve us hard, banging choreo that we’ve all been wanting from her. Because she’s a dancer.

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She’s clad in a cute white tank top and skort that has '1996’ and 'Motivation’ airbrushed on it. And she’s in pink patent leather J’s.

The 90s/00s aesthetics are all so present.

It’s like she stepped back in time…to a period that heavily Inspired her. To eras that helped shape her creativity and artistry. The nostalgia of decades ago that influenced her. She has such revere for those eras and she’s saying I’m going to step into these eras with my own take on it while saying thank you to those artists that I admired.

At a time when she herself was just becoming a teen.

Her respect for the culture is what is visually so satisfying in this video. The generation of today has an admiration for the stylistic culture of the 90s and early 00s. And she inserted so much of those periods in the video.

What was extremely refreshing to witness was the attention to dancing. Now we all know Normani is a dancer (I already said that but it’s worth repeating). But the way she highlighted it and gave it a spotlight itself was pleasing. And how she executed the choreography…I think I’ve run out of words to describe just how much of a dancer she is. The precision. The way her body effortlessly moves. How she moves. The technical training shows. Her innate ability is exhibited. The different styles of dance genres she knows are all on display.

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We got to see some hip hop, a little bit of majorette, a sprinkle of ballroom and even elements of gymnastics. There were backflips, backbends and splits. Sis even climbed a fence and was poppin’ about four feet above the ground.

What’s equally stunning to my eyes are all the dark skin women surrounding her. Who are all just as beautiful and super talented as she is. Seeing this felt so relatable. And representative of what Black girl magic is. Normani has made sure she’s done this already all throughout her budding career …to have representation. And more specifically Black dark skin girl representation.

The way she highlighted the dance sequences…but also the lineup of 10 to 15+ dancers put my mind to those iconic videos from legends like Missy, Usher, Destiny’s Child and Janet. And the video concepts from artists like Omarion and Ciara were scattered across scenes. Where there were full out dance breaks. A Duo dance number. the love of dance was showcased and I hadn’t realized how much I missed seeing that.

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Then there’s the scene of her in the rain. (Can we just appreciate the fact that she gave us a throwback of classic RnB videos of singers being in the rain). She’s looking sexy and sultry while the rain falls down behind her. She’s in silver/chrome-ish thigh high boots.

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The sound of a trumpet is heard and the sound of New Orleans (artists that are rooted and grounded in their ethnicity— that’s her) reverberates in your ears. As the trumpet players blow their horns, she’s kinda dancing in a burlesque way but instead of feathers adorning her costume, she’s in a chain linked dress of some sort and i got a sense of Toni Braxton and Kelly Rowland. the rain is her backdrop. And yet again, the talented dancer performed some defying moves. A semi handstand followed by a split…in heels…in the rain. The skill. The talent.

And the final scene is her back to the beginning set. On the street with her team of dancers. She’s in a black leather baggy pants outfit and some more J’s. I got TLC from the look. and also Aaliyah from not only the tomboy look but also the dance break. I think this was my favorite dance sequence of the whole video (that’s not true because i can’t really decide because it’s all my fave). The footwork and body movements were on poinT.

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She brought back so many moments in music history in three minutes and fifty-eight seconds.

Her voice is getting and growing stronger. She’s experimenting with sounds and her own vocal instrument. The song is a cute RnB/Pop bop. It’s infectious. It’s like a grown-woman-here-I-am in my confidence song. I am enjoying both the record & the video. And her! She’s a gorgeous young Black woman taking the industry by storm! And what’s even better is she’s ushering in a new wave of representation for dark skin Black girls and women. A triple-threat Pop/RnB princess that they can look up to and see themselves in.

It isn’t far-fetched that if Normani were maybe ten years older or started her career earlier she would be on that hit show. Debuting her new music videos and performing on stage in front of hundreds of adoring fans in the studio and across millions of homes on television screens. That she’d be able to look back and say she was a part of Black music culture but in essence, she is doing that. She may not have the specific platform of 106th & Park but she’s claiming her mark now.

And her star is steady rising!

Crazy Bitch Flicks

All your favorite female villains

Gone Girl (2014)

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Originally posted by ronsaes

After Amy discovers her husband has been cheating on her she fakes her kidnapping which only leaves one suspect him

Audition (1999)

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A widowed man hires Asami to be his girlfriend when all of an sudden things take a horrific turn for the worst

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

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Originally posted by mikaeled

Jennifer Check, a popular closeted lesbian, soul is possessed by a succubus which causes her to desire to devour all the extra salty boys in her school 

Carrie (1976)

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Originally posted by trishnell

Introverted Carrie White attends prom and surprisingly wins prom queen only to find out it’s a prank and quickly gets revenge on her tormentors

Ginger Snaps (2001) 

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Originally posted by gif-able

When Ginger is attacked by an unknown creature she begins to slowly transform into a werewolf and she brings everybody down with her


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