Saturday Links: Lena Dunham’s “Cover Girl” Dance

Lena Dunham and the Cover Girl dance

Lena Dunham is probably the cutest thing to ever become Vogue’s cover girl. With the rising star of HBO’s original series, “Girls” she does not only play the main lead, but she also writes the screenplay. In the video, Lena Dunham calls International Editor-at-Large of Vogue Magazine, Hamish Bowles to help her with her cover girl pose. The outcome? A cute quirky “Cover Girl” dance that features almost every iconic Vogue poses to grace the magazine. “From Toto in the Doorway” to “Twiggy Improv”, to the “Naomi”. It’s a very fun and charismatic short from the ever so high-fashion Vogue. In fact, a lot of people are asking for a step-by-step choreography from Vogue. And if you want to give it a try, here’s a How-to-Video from Vogue itself. Pretty soon, you’ll be ending up with your very own “Cover Girl” pose too.

Woody Allen and his Golden Globe Tribute

Last January 12, the Golden Globes were not only giving tributes to best and brightest star to grace our movie and television screens, but also to Woody Allen. When Woody Allen was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award at the Golden Globes, which was accompanied by a very lengthy tribute to his life and work. My first thought as soon as I heard his name was, “Why are we applauding a child molester?” My second thought as soon as they started showing clips from all of my favorite movies of his was, “Dammit, too many of these hold too precious a place in my heart.” If you aren’t too familiar with what I am talking about here, here’s a link from Refinery29 that summarizes what had happened to Woody Allen’s life and the curious case of him molesting his own daughter, Dylan Farrow 

To be honest, I really felt terrible thinking about the fact that a man who is a genius when it comes to writing and directing quirky and out of the box movies that I’ve always loved watching over and over again have this awful background story to him. And it makes me feel confused on how to approach this context. To be honest, in the artist’s point of view, I really adore his movies. They are very different from the ones you always see in movie screens. There are themes, depth, and it gives you a really good feeling at the end that only Woody Allen can offer. But at the same time, I’m also thinking like an adult, (WOOHOO. Way to be mature Cara!). Like you also have to consider the background of this person and its very difficult to judge him based on his character. I really love Woody Allen, and at the same time I hate him for having this kind of past. But maybe I’m too quick on judging a person. I’ve never even actually met the man himself.

Cece McDonald is FREE as a bird

During the week of January 19th, I learned about the story of Cece McDonald. Cece, is a trans* woman of color sentenced to over three years in prison for defending herself and her friends against a hate crime which left her with 11 stitches in her face, was released. Last year, she was convicted of manslaughter when she tried defending herself from a group of men charge in the death of Dean Schmitz, 47, an ex-con and member of a white supremacist gang, who confronted her with racist and homophobic taunts outside a Minneapolis bar in June 2011. She was sentenced into 3.5 years in prison.

To be honest, I never really knew Cece’s story not until Laverne Cox of Orange is the New Black posted a photo of her fetching Cece from the Minessotta Prison. Laverne is co-producing a documentary about trans* visibility that focuses on this case, Free CeCe. I can’t wait to see it.

Kevin Hart and Mr. B. Boogie

This was a very fun watch. I’ve been a fan of Kevin Hart ever since I realized that he looks a bit like Chris Tucker. A loud mouth, black guy (and I’m not being racist!). It’s just that the similarities between those two is very convincing. It’s also because I’ve recently watched Grudge Match, that I was trying to look over some of his interviews, which eventually led into this funny interview with Jimmy Fallon and how he was called by the President of the United States during a holiday gathering over at the White House. And its also in this interview that he talks about how he spilled some drink over at Jay-Z in a place you wouldn’t want to get sticky.

When I posted this link online, a friend of mine suggested I should look for his stand-ups over at YouTube. Maybe I will try after posting this. Hahaha! I always keep on forgetting!

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