September 9, 2004

Gael's Inner Drag Queen

Mmmm, yummy. Gael García Bernal is on the cover of this week's Time Out New York. So tromping around the city this week in the torrential rain, Cinecultist gets the pleasure of gazing on his lovely face from every newstand kiosk.

There's two Gael movies coming up that we're anxiously anticipating — The Motorcycle Diaries on Sept. 24 about the journey of a young Che Guevara through South America with his childhood friend and Pedro Almodóvar's newest, La Mala Educación. The latter is the centerpiece for the New York Film Festival in early October and will be released wide on Nov. 19.

Following is a quote from Gael in David Fear's profile which seems to be Gael's running press theme: you didn't know it, but Lady Bunny lives inside us all.

"Yeah, before shooting started, several of us hit the town one night totally done up as women — the heair, the makeup, the high heels, everything!...Being in drag is really liberating, actually. There's a sense of performance and fun to it that forces a person to let go of the tight-assedness or bullshit machismo they might carry around in their daily lives. It puts you in touch with the inner drag queen that everybody has but never gets let out."
Posted by karen at September 9, 2004 8:35 AM