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Links for the Day: The Story of 285 Kent, Dasha Zhukova Sits on a ‘Black Woman’ Chair, Thelma Schoonmaker on the Art of Editing Long Movies, & More

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Links for the Day: The Story of 285 Kent, Dasha Zhukova Sits on a ‘Black Woman’ Chair, Thelma Schoonmaker on the Art of Editing Long Movies, & More

1. “Indestructible Room: The Story of 285 Kent.” Pitchfork on the closing and legacy of the Brooklyn music club.

“That controlled-chaos aesthetic made for a venue with an unparalleled personality. Acts from all across the musical spectrum—hyperactive hip-hop producer AraabMuzik, jangling guitar band Beach Fossils, futuristic beat maker Arca, electronic pop master Grimes, Tumblr rapper Kitty, epic metal act Deafheaven, composer and lutenist Jozef Van Wissem, R&B showstopper Blood Orange—played 285 as they gained popularity; it was a place where some of the city’s best local artists cut their teeth (and, likely, some skin), where touring artists found a more flexible way to play to a receptive New York audience, one that smoked cigarettes as they perched on ripped-up couches against the walls, or moshed front-center with terrifying abandon. Of course, it developed a dedicated group of regulars: If you went to 285 Kent once, you could probably show up solo next time and find someone you knew.”

2. Garage Magazine Editor-In-Chief Dasha Zhukova Sits On A ’Black Woman’ Chair In Shocking Editorial.” Russian oligarch’s girlfriend sparks MLK day firestorm after posing on naked ’black woman’ chair for fashion blog.

“In the image, the Moscow-born 32-year-old, wearing a crisp white shirt buttoned nearly to the top and blue jeans, perches on an extremely life-like black mannequin who is naked save for a pair of leather-look black panties, a dominatrix-style belt, elbow length gloves and knee-high boots. The dummy is laying on her back with her knees bent and a cushion, which Zhukova is sitting on, is balanced on her bottom. Her neck is propped up off the floor uncomfortably, as if she is straining to look at her master, and her amble, naked bosom is pressed provocatively against her body.”

3. “Cut Here, Cut There, but It’s Still 3 Hours.” Thelma Schoonmaker on the Art of Editing Long Movies.

“At work in her editing suite in Midtown Manhattan, Ms. Schoonmaker sat before a wall covered with cards representing more than 200 scenes of the deliriously caustic Wolf of Wall Street (’Nasdaq Hookers’ and ’Dwarf Bedlam’ being two of the more pungent scene titles). ’It’s hard for people to understand editing, I think,’ she said. ’It’s absolutely like sculpture. You get a big lump of clay, and you have to form it—this raw, unedited, very long footage.’”

4. “A Step By Step Guide through Jared Leto’s Trans Ignorance.” Jared Leto has been winning multiple awards for playing the transgender character in Dallas Buyers Club. The transgender community has then watched him throw them under the bus.

“There is learning happening but it seems more as a response to backlash than actual learning or community. What is next? We do not identify as ’Rayons.’ Say the word ’TRANSGENDER.’ We appreciate the attempt at recognizing a marginalized group but Leto is avoiding our self identity, making up his own point of view on what we are and should be called. We are organizing so this learning curve never happens again. We need trans actors in trans roles for visibility, representation, and positive models instead of wanting to vomit listening to a cis man make fun of us. We don’t want to be writing Tumblr posts and articles defending ourself from a person who thinks they are representing us. While in this period of civil rights, we want to see ourselves truly represented and moving forward.”

5. “She Worked Hard for the Money.” SAG nominee Misty Upham speaks from experience when she stands up for domestic workers..

“A the time when I received that life-changing phone call, I was paying my bills as a housecleaner. Any domestic worker will tell you that caring for people’s homes and families is important work, but it’s also physically and emotionally demanding work. There are good days and nice employers, who offer you ice water when you arrive on a hot summer day, a sandwich at lunchtime, cleaning products that aren’t too toxic, and respectful conversation. I am lucky that on that day, my boss was one of these employers, and actually to this day, among the best employers I’ve ever had. These individuals make you feel human, and there are many of them.”

Video of the Day: A new look at Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie:

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Watch: The Long-Awaited Deadwood Movie Gets Teaser Trailer and Premiere Date

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At long last, we’re finally going to see more of Deadwood. Very soon after the HBO series’s cancellation in 2006, creator David Milch announced that he agreed to produce a pair of two-hour films to tie up the loose ends left after the third season. It’s been a long road since, and after many false starts over the years, production on one standalone film started in fall 2018. And today we have a glorious teaser for the film, which releases on HBO on May 31. Below is the official description of the film:

The Deadwood film follows the indelible characters of the series, who are reunited after ten years to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.

And below is the teaser trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAcftIUE6MQ

Deadwood: The Movie airs on HBO on May 31.

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Watch: Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Gets Teaser Trailer

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When it rains, it pours. Four days after Quentin Tarantino once more laid into John Ford in a piece written for his Beverly Cinema website that saw the filmmaker referring to Ford’s She Wore a Yellow Ribbon as Tie a Yellow Ribbon, and two days after Columbia Pictures released poster art for QT’s ninth feature that wasn’t exactly of the highest order, the studio has released a teaser for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The film was announced early last year, with Tarantino describing it as “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood.”

Set on the eve of the Manson family murders, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tells the story of TV actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double, Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), as they try to get involved in the film industry. The film also stars Margot Robbie (as Sharon Tate), Al Pacino, the late Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, and Bruce Dern in a part originally intended for the late Burt Reynolds.

See the teaser below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scf8nIJCvs4

Columbia Pictures will release Once Upon a Time in Hollywood on July 26.

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Watch the Stranger Things 3 Trailer, and to the Tune of Mötley Crüe and the Who

A wise woman once said that there’s no such thing as a coincidence.

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A wise woman once said that there’s no such thing as a coincidence. On Friday, Jeff Tremaine’s The Dirt, a biopic about Mötley Crüe’s rise to fame, drops on Netflix. Today, the streaming service has released the trailer for the third season of Stranger Things. The clip opens with the strains of Mötley Crüe’s “Home Sweet Home,” all the better to underline that the peace and quiet that returned to the fictional rural town of Hawkins, Indiana at the end of the show’s second season is just waiting to be upset again.

Little is known about the plot of the new season, and the trailer keeps things pretty vague, though the Duffer Brothers have suggested that the storyline will take place a year after the events of the last season—duh, we know when “Home Sweet Home” came out—and focus on the main characters’ puberty pangs. That said, according to Reddit sleuths who’ve obsessed over such details as the nuances of the new season’s poster art, it looks like Max and company are going to have to contend with demon rats no doubt released from the Upside Down.

See below for the new season’s trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEG3bmU_WaI

Stranger Things 3 premieres globally on July 4.

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