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Meeting Elvira

Dec
2012
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Last weekend I attended the Steel City Con in Monroeville, PA again. Yes, I’ve gone quite often in the last few years since it’s fairly close to where I live (about an hour away). I went to meet Elvira (Cassandra Peterson). I’ve been a fan of hers for as long as I can remember. In fact I dressed as her for Halloween in 2005. Even buying my costume was hilarious. My social anxiety was actually worse then so after I found the dress a worker came up to ask if I needed anything and I blurted “A WIG” overly loud. “It’s a wig” emergency!” he declared and he, my sister and myself all had a good laugh. Obviously my costume was a big hit at our party as well because, hey, boobs!

Anyway, back on track, we arrived around the time that she was supposed to show but they were still getting her table ready. Plus the line was forming and yes, it was very large, especially for this small con. So my fiance and I decided to check out the merchandise before getting into line. I (rightly) assumed that we’d be tired after waiting and want to go pretty soon. Plus we had just been sitting in the car for a while so we needed to walk around.

I often see many great cosplayers at the Monroeville Convention Center. However this time while there were a ton of attendees many of the cosplayers weren’t super impressive. I really only feel like accosting strangers who look fantastic so I just got a photo with a guy who had great Darth Maul makeup.

I picked up a few neat presents while we were checking out the dealers. Some of the sellers that I purchased from were the talented RAK and Candy Box Crafts. My man bought the cool necklace that he’s wearing above as well.

Eventually we decided that we better get in Elvira’s line. The people in the line were quite varied. Old, young, conservatively dressed or sporting a metal or goth look. I wore my Coquette capris and a cleavage boosting top with my trusty boots. Yes, being December and all I’m starting to think that I really need to buy the full leggings as well.

It took somewhere from 40 minutes to an hour to reach the table. Some of the people in the line were pretty funny so listening to their convos was pretty interesting. Plus we were stuck by one seller in particular for a while who had some affordable toys. I’m glad that we were staring at his table for a while because they had the original Monopoly which I’ve wanted forever. My man bought it for me as an Xmas present, aw.

As we got closer we were able to watch Cassandra Peterson in action. She’s just as fun as in the movies. She was very informative and funny. We found out that she will be filming another Elvira movie, Movie Macabre soon. Apparently it was a short lived TV series that I somehow missed. You can check it out on YouTube here. She made some great quips like when someone asked her how much an autographed photo was and she said “a million dollars”. She was also holding up her new calendar and pitching it like she was in an infomercial. It was really cute. She did her classic shocked expression pose for lots of attendees which was very neat. Her trainer/assistant was very nice and super buff. She even had a bunch of guys requesting funny poses with her. I thought that the merchandise that Elvira had for sale was great. I would have picked up one or two things in addition to my signed photo if I’d had more money. I really liked the 45 with the Movie Macabre theme song on it and the calendar. My fiance wished he had some extra dough to pick up one of her Zippo lighters. She said that the song was on a record because the person who had worked on it likes them. I later found out, via her site, that Jack White produced it, so cool!

When we got our turn to meet her I was such a mess. When I’m a huge fan of someone I literally shake. So yes I was shaking when her assistant took the photo above, I’m surprised that it came out so well. Elvira quipped “I’m above your head” to my fiance when we showed it to her because of the large banner of her in the background. He got a real kick out of that. At first I lamely said “We love you. You’re so beautiful.”, yes full fangirl mode. Then I told her that I had introduced my fiance to her movies. When I found out that she was attending the con we watched Haunted Hills and her original film. Of course he thought that she was awesome. She responded that I was like Scientology recruiting people for her.

So yeah, she was one of the most fun guests that I’ve met at a con. Some celebs barely look at you or come off as angry. She was super fun, like the persona that she projects on film and TV.

After we met her we had to do one more lap around the dealers’ tables. Usually I would meet more than one guest at a con but the only other person I was interested in meeting was Alan Ruck and he had to cancel. I had already met Peter Mayhew in June at Philly Wizard World so I didn’t feel the need to bother him again. Before we left we had to get a picture with the Lego Spiderman that was assembled near the entrance.

It was so much better going to the convention center with my man than when I’ve gone alone. I even forgot and then realized that I didn’t need to take a Xanax for my anxiety even though there had to be 400-500 people in the room. Hopefully we will get to attend the next con in 2013 too. It is in April and will feature Kevin Sorbo and Ernie Hudson.

Elvira Online
Official Site
Official twitter
Official Facebook
Official YouTube

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May the 4th Be with You (& Me)-featuring photos taken with Star Wars actors and cosplayers at past Steel City Cons
Style File: Strawberries Forsythe-featuring a photo that I took with William Forsythe at a past Steel City Con
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: My Favorite Costumes
Movie Review: Dario Argento’s Jenifer
Top Zombie Movies On Netflix Streaming

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You know how I love sexy flicks? Well guess what has been released? Mr Skin’s Top Ten Celebrity Nude Scenes of 2012.

View Mr Skin’s preview video about these scenes (yes, with nudity), below. Actresses include Kristen Stewart (On the Road), Michelle Williams (Take This Waltz) and Olivia Munn!



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Top Sex Comedies on Netflix Streaming

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“Regrets are ridiculous, so I don’t regret, no.”Nicole Kidman

This post is for LAMB Acting School 101: Nicole Kidman. When I was young I didn’t appreciate what an amazing actress Kidman was. Then she split from Tom Cruise and starred in Moulin Rouge and I was sold. So instead of focusing on three of her best roles, as I usually do, I could only trim it down to six.

To Die For (1995)

“You’re not anybody in America unless you’re on TV. On TV is where we learn about who we really are. Because what’s the point of doing anything worthwhile if nobody’s watching? And if people are watching, it makes you a better person.”

In To Die For Kidman plays a small town ice princess named Suzanne who dreams of being the next Jane Pauley. The problem is that she marries the delicious Matt Dillon. When he becomes intent on settling down she gets her teen friends (including a super hot, super young Joaquin Phoenix) to assist her in planning his murder. In this film she plays the type of sociopathic character that shouldn’t be relate able in the least but Kidman’s determination really sells it.

Practical Magic (1998)

“What wouldn’t I do… for the right guy?”

Practical Magic is based on one of Alice Hoffman’s wonderful supernatural books. Kidman plays Sandra Bullock’s sister. While Bullock is the serious sister who wants to be normal, Kidman’s Gilly is wild. She runs away from her looked down upon witch family and small town to experience life and love. When her man becomes overly obsessed with her she has to figure out how to get out of the situation with help from Bullock.

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

“So, because I’m a beautiful woman, the only reason any man wants to talk to me is because he wants to fuck me? Is that what you’re saying? “

“Stanley Kubrick taught me to believe in myself artistically. I spent my 20s raising my children, and wanting to, and being married. That was my driving force. And then he said to me, “No, you have to respect your talent, and give it some space, and give it some time. Which was a lovely thing to be given. And my children were a little older then.”Nicole Kidman

In Eyes Wide Shut Kidman played against then husband Tom Cruise as Alice. Alice is the housewife to Cruise’s much admired by the ladies, doctor. After a party that makes Cruise look pretty slutty Alice really gets into his psyche by telling him about how women can be just as sexually motivated as men.

Moulin Rouge (2001)

“What’s his type? Wilting flower? Bright and bubbly? Or smoldering temptress?”

Moulin Rouge is the first film that really made me go, WOW, she can act! Kidman is Satine, the star of the Moulin Rouge. She sings, dances and romances her way in front of and behind the stage. She wants to be considered more than a sexy burlesque star, she wants to be a “real actress”. Satine’s plans are thrown by her forbidden love of the new writer in town, Christian, as played by Ewan McGregor.

Birthday Girl (2001)

“If you just wanted sex, go to a prostitute.”

Birthday Girl is the type of movie that you may have missed if you aren’t a pervert like me. It had a limited release and then went quickly to video. I obviously had to buy a screener copy off of eBay to see it before the general public (this was before DVD and during dial up y’all). Why was I so intent on seeing it? It’s an erotic thriller starring Kidman and Ben Chaplin (who I had a thing for at that time). Chaplin plays a lonely guy who buys a bride. She shows up to him seemingly unable to speak but happy to please him in bed. Of course, it’s not really that simple.

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

“Me? Oh no, I’m not the photographer. My husband is.”

Fur is a difficult movie to watch. I’m sort of surprised that I’ve been able to turn so many people onto it over the years. Though I’m not familiar with the work of photographer Diane Arbus, who this is loosely based on, as soon as I saw an ad for it I knew it would be amazing. Kidman plays Arbus, who is somewhat bored with helping her photographer husband. She becomes quite taken with an unusual neighbor (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and then spreads her wings as a photographer of unusual subjects.

WATCH
Nicole Kidman’s official YouTube channel
Nicole Kidman films on Netflix,-I suggest starting with Margot at the Wedding, which I almost included in this list.
Nicole Kidman hosting Saturday Night Live on Hulu Plus
Kidman in The Human Stain on Hulu

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Hopefully you have already voted today in the presidential election (ahem, for Obama), or at least you are planning to do so at some point before the polls close.

I’m a big fan of the horror comedy Zombie Strippers. When I first heard of it years ago I knew that I’d dig it. Recently I saw that it was on Crackle.com so I totally had to introduce my man to it. What had I forgotten? The opening. What’s the big deal about it? Well the film was released in 2008 prior to the last presidential election. So it’s pretty freaking neat that they set up the film with the following.

This clip shows a worst case scenario of what may have happened if Bush were still in office. Public nudity is outlawed and more and more wars are set in motion.

What do you get? That’s right, a zombie outbreak that causes an infected soldier to end up in an illegal strip club.


It’s so much fun. You get Jenna Jameson (former porn star and stripper, who ironically renounced all of that and then made this movie anyway) as the star stripper of the club. She also thinks that she’s a very deep intellectual because she reads.


The owner of the club is none other than Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund. Except in this film he’s a smarmy and money hungry (“face dance”, anyone?), yet germ phobic. Add a fresh from the farm, virgin stripper and a house mom with a dubious accent and the cast starts to round out pretty well.


What’s really awesome about this movie is that it feels almost as if it were made for women. When it comes down to it, it seems to be about the unfortunate need that women seem to have to compete with each other above all else.

The fact that the customers tip even more to the zombie strippers than the regular ones is both hilarious and seems to be a sign of the way that our country is so into everything over the top.

So while we await the election results tonight let’s enjoy this fun flick.

You can watch Zombie Strippers for free on Crackle.com online or over your streaming device, I use a Roku.

The cast of Zombie Strippers online
Robert Englund twitter
Penny Drake twitter

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