Wednesday, August 04, 2004

OK, I usually don't like OLD NEWS, and this was published two days ago, but it involves Vincent Gallo, so I am going to bend the rules this time. The NY Daily News reported that a billboard was recently put up on L.A.'s Sunset Strip to promote Gallo's long-awaited (by Terri R., at least) new movie "The Brown Bunny":

"A 60-foot black-and-white billboard showing Chloe Sevigny pleasuring Vincent Gallo was unveiled Saturday on Hollywood's Sunset Blvd. The steamy and controversial ad, plugging a notorious scene in the upcoming 'X-Rated Adults Only' flick 'The Brown Bunny,' which opens next month, went up near the famed Chateau Marmont Hotel...

'The film is about a broken-down love, so I thought...this image represents a lot of conflict,' Gallo told us. 'I feel that there is an extremely complicated subtext to what they are doing.'

Morning commuters might not be the only ones getting a shock from the picture. Gallo, who also wrote, produced and directed the film, said he 'doesn't think Chloe has seen [the image].'...And Gallo thinks this should just be a start: 'Chloe is one of the most beautiful and talented people in the world; she should be on 10 billboards on Sunset Blvd.'

However, local leaders - many of whom view the billboard as pornographic - are threatening to protest the promo and are promising to bring it down.

Gallo is now in New York and says he will attend the Republican National Convention later this month. 'I'm here trying to help out in any way that I can. I have made it clear that I am open in any way to promote and protect the Republican administration,' he said. "

Oh, Vincent. Vincent, Vincent, Vincent. What is more perverse? Saying that Chloe Sevigny is "one of the most beautiful and talented people in the world" (patently untrue on both counts) or that he wants to "promote and protect the Rebublican administration"? Does he even mean ANY of it? That's the thing with him. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW! All I know for sure is that Terri R. is going to BUST A GUT when this movie finally, FINALLY gets released. If indeed it ever IS released. I have my doubts. Oh, Vincent. You gotta love that crazy nut!

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