Fake is the New Wave

Fake people have existed since the beginning of time but we’ve seem to have made an art form of it and the Entertainment industry is the Place of Origin. As a saying goes; “Fake people don’t surprise me, Loyal people do”.

 

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The Handmaid’s Tale

I can’t wait to see the second season of the Handmaid’s tale. I love the book and the first season was incredible and I’m happy to know the author of the book had a lot of input on the script for the second season. It premieres on Hulu April 25th.

And the Band Played On (Book & Movie)

The book and movie are brilliant. This book is great if you want to know the origins of Aids. However, Gaetan Dugas was Not “Patient Zero“. It is believed that Robert Rayford, a black young man from Missouri is the First case of Aids and he died from it in 1969. This was confirmed in 2007 by testing the dead boy’s blood and the results confirmed that he indeed died of AIDS. By reading this book I learned of gay practices I had no idea about, the use of “enhancers” such as poppers, the practicing of something called “fisting”. There was a Huge division within the gay community; those who were monogamous and more family oriented and wanted the bathhouses to close, and the ones that were promiscuous and had had sexual partners in the upward thousands.  The book traces the origins of Aids from Africa, the first case reported in 1981 and the latter part of the late 80’s. Sadly Randy Shilts died in 1994. I recommend the HBO movie, it has a Brilliant ensemble cast  but Matthew Modine stood out the most as Dr. Don Francis and his Speech in this scene was very powerful.

“How many dead hemophiliacs do you need? How many people have to die to make it cost efficient for you people to do something about it? A hundred? A thousand? Give us a number so we won’t annoy you again until the amount of money you begin spending on lawsuits makes it more profitable for you to save people then to kill them?”  

 

Another book recommended to me is The River by Edward Hooper.

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MAYA ANGELOU – Still I Rise

On the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  and the 90th birth anniversary of the poet and writer  Maya Angelou I want to post this beautiful poem by Dr. Maya Angelou.

 

 

You may write me down in history

With your bitter, twisted lies,

You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
 
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
 
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
 
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?
 
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
’Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.
 
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
 
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
 
Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
 
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

 

Coco Film

What a beautiful movie!! I’m not Mexican but it makes me Immensely proud To be Latin American!!QUE VIVA MEXICO!! QUE VIVA AMERICA LATINA!!

 

 

 

Golpe Militar Argentina

Mañana se Cumplen 42 años del último golpe militar en este hermoso país  Sudamericano. Según la CONADEP más de 30,000 personas desaparecieron entre el 1976-1983. Las masivas desapariciones se dieron entre los primeros tres años de la dictadura (1976-1979).  Lo peor de esta dictadura fue la apropiación de  los bebés,  de los cuales la mitad aun después de tanto tiempo siguen sin saber sobre su verdadera identidad.

Crema, Italia (Lombardia Region)

A beautiful italian small city outside of Milan.  It’s the stunning countryside where the beautiful masterpiece of film Call Me By Your Name was filmed.  I am an amalgamation of Spanish, Latin American ( Puerto Rico, Cuba) And Irish  ancestry.  I now know my Italian side comes from a town call Siena in the Tuscan Region.  And The Spanish Side from Tarragona, Catalonya.   I’m also Immensely proud to claim Native American Blood  (Creek Indian).   Nonetheless, this is about the beautiful Villa This wonderful movie was filmed.  Thank you Luca Guadagnino for this beautiful movie, one of the greatest love stories I’ve seen in decades.

 

David Bowie

A wonderful musician and true artist that I will Always miss. Cliche but true, music like the olden days (pretty much before the mid 90’s) Will Always be the Best.