I had never thought of him like this. But I think the implications are cool.
Plus: “RU-BY RHOD! He’s so talented, don’t you think? I just love him… he’s so sexy…”
Ruby Rhod is one of my favorite characters in sci-fi ever because he is Luc Besson’s vision of the hetero sex symbol of the future: a flamboyant, emotionally labile man who wears skin-tight leopard print or decks himself in roses, a man who accessorizes with big jewelry and dabbles in cosmetics. And the ladies love him. Everything about him screams “gay” according to our stereotypes, but he’s portrayed as a 100% straight sexual dynamo.
Besson is one of the few directors I’ve seen who actually recognizes that our ideas of sexuality and gender performance might have changed drastically in the future.
Not only white people…
Also: Jealous of this kind of hauling expedition. Totally.
‘Murican Car Company - 1
Swedish Furniture Company - 0
A whole lot of stuff white people like. There’s even a Leatherman in the console.
1. This is definitely true. People who wait tables always hafta explain who they are outside of their respective restaurants. It sucks.
2. I know somebody kinda famous!
Very awesome opportunity to be a part of this SFA oral history project
This shot never gets old.
Go, go, Classified Moto.
It’s the Cadillac version - the Cimarron - that I remember most vividly.
The platform wasn’t beautiful but it was very functional.
1982 Chevrolet Cavalier.
People don’t fuss over subcompacts like they do supercars and halo models, but they should. It is the volume sellers that pay the bills, and that most of them will drive.
So it is easy to laugh at the Cavalier (and its J-body cousins the Pontiac Sunbird, Oldsmobile Firenza, Buick Skyhawk, and Cadillac Cimarron; in the case of the Cimarron, the laughter is difficult to stifle). After all, at the front of the ‘82 and ‘83 models is a face only a child of the nineteen-eighties could love. However, the four-door sedans and wagons would remain largely as seen here through the 1994 model year. In that light the humble Cavalier comes out looking rather good.
I may or may not be working on some stuff for this company.