I want to begin by saying that I am not referencing a recent Taylor Swift song with this title (although, I will admit the song is pretty catchy), but it is referring to my recent lack of posting, which I will say was the result of severe writers block brought on by the onset of the flu. Alas, I am pushing through.
I will have to go ahead and say that the art of creativity is currently fresh on my mind after taking in the cinematic experience of Django, Unchained. I don’t normally do movie commentary, but with my own recent creative shortcomings on my mind, I can’t help but to comment on this one. Love him or hate him, Mr. Tarantino is one talented guy when it comes to creativity. In a world where nothing is new, he laces together the most bizarre and original stories that somehow just seem to work on every level (well, unless you despise violence and a lot of blood). The sort of content in Django, Unchained could have literally ruined his career if he had any missteps because it happens to be so vulgar and out there about an extremely sensitive time in American history. And, yet, I left the theater feeling vastly rejuvenated and, more importantly, inspired.
I have wanted to be a writer since before I even knew how to spell D-O-G, but to be a writer with any sort of relevance, it is imperative to push the envelope and maybe question things that not everyone really wants the answer to. I mean, to go back in time and make a slave become a western hero is absolutely improbable, but genius. Which brings me to my latest question of what matters to me? What envelope would I want to push if I were to become a novelist or a screenwriter? I love writing about fashion because I love fashion, but does it make me feel giddy when I write the perfect sentence about a specific dress? Not exactly.
I watch the show Girls on HBO and think (like everyone), that Lena Dunham has really done something kind of magnificent and very shocking, with her honest portrayal of the life of an early to mid twenty-something girl. She has weight problems, a lot of weird dudes that she hooks up with, no significant job prospects, and yet you can not stop watching her to see what will happen in her semi-depressing life next. What about this show makes it so creative? That she boldly gets naked at every opportunity, showing the world her less than stellar physic? That she has confused and awkward friends who make pretty unfortunate life choices, as well? Just like Tarantino, something about what she does creatively with her material just works. To hit that genius mark, one must find their exact niche and boldly question everything that we know about it.
So, what will I question? I have absolutely no idea yet, but I have included pictures of me in a sweet dress for reasons unknown. It’s a great brand called Soul Revival, by the way…which is slightly prolific, if you think about it.