Forget the sex. Forget Lars von Trier. Forget Shia LaBeouf. My semi-obsession over this man is basically my biggest reason for wanting to see this film.
Project link: http://kck.st/17NVkC9
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
There’s an obsession with “being a twenty-something”.
I don’t want to be creating more ideas and definitions on yet another online platform, giving people bullet pointed lists of excuses for them to act the way they do. We don’t need to define you on TwentyBliss. We want to hear your ideas, give you resources and an audience. It’s about coming together with things that we have in common at an age where so many opportunities are in front of us, and executing them. Curating and cultivating our futures together.
We should be seeking inspiration, not validation.
We want to create a global conversation about art. Art should be for everyone. How many times have you walked into galleries feeling as though you have to hold your breath as well as your tongue? Art should be celebrated in a welcoming and comfortable environment, connecting individuals. That’s what a TwentyBliss exhibition is.
People in their twenties often have so much to say, but don’t necessarily have anyone to listen, which is why we are also currently shooting a short film in LA (clips of it was shown in the video above), interviewing people in their twenties and asking them to share their perspective of our generation.
As artists ourselves, we understand the crippling fear that comes with showing your work. We believe that part of the intimidation comes from having to approach galleries and all the in-between details of putting together an opening night- We want to eliminate that. We’ll guide you and provide a guaranteed audience for you to be heard.
It’s all about connecting people at the end of the day.
Please help spread the word.
Let’s be proactive twenty-somethings!
Guest post by my dear friend Will Deutsch on his 30th birthday today.
It’s my Birthday and I’ll post if I want to.
1. If you want somebody to read something, make it into a list. You guys frigging love lists. ABOUT ANYTHING. If it is in list form you will read it….
I sorta feel like smiling. S:
She just can’t.
I used to worry about you all the time. But now I don’t have to. (Smashed, 2012)
Aaron Paul should marry me.
"My Mother Never Taught Me How To Cook"
I had a peculiar thought as I was eating my uncle’s - from my mother’s side - cooking. While I was savoring his delicious oxtail kaldereta (a Filipino dish), I thought, “Lola (Tagalog for “grandmother”) must have been an excellent cook to teach my mom and her six siblings these great recipes!”
Then it dawned on me that my mother never bothered teaching me how to cook.
Granted, whenever I asked her to, she tried the best she could. What with my clumsiness and inability to do things the way she likes, it was understandable why it would be so difficult to teach me.
But she never FORCED me to learn how to cook. She never instilled the idea that I HAD to know how to cook. Which, given the generation she’s from, is astounding.
My mother is from a traditional family. They still believe that a woman should be pristine and prude. A woman should know how to take care of her family and home- from cleaning, to cooking, to sewing. I’m not saying this is a bad thing. I’m just saying women today are growing past the “housewife” model.
My Lola certainly taught her how to cook, clean and sew. But my mother never taught me.
Instead, my mother taught me not to believe that I HAD to learn how to cook or clean or sew. She taught me that these aren’t important lessons in life. And she taught me that if I decided that I wanted to learn, I can learn for myself (but she’d be there to correct any mistakes).
My mother taught me how to be an independent woman by never suggesting what a woman should know. She never once uttered the words, “A woman should know how…” She let me decide for myself.
My mother never taught me how to cook.
But she taught me how to be a woman.
Kickstarter of The Day: Misery Loves Company
Actor and comedian Kevin Pollak personally reached out to The Daily What about his Kickstarter project. Here is all about the project in his own words:
Hi, I’m Kevin Pollak. If you love comedy or if it’s ever made your life just a little funnier, then I need your help telling an important story. While funny people enrich all of our lives, a staggering number of comedians are truly miserable. Why do so many talented comedians who beam with life and energy on stage suffer from depression, addiction and suicidal thoughts in their private life?
I’m directing a documentary called "Misery Loves Comedy" to shed light on this bizarre dichotomy. I want to let the public into the private lives and the personal stories of great comedians. So far, the comedians listed in the image above have agreed to appear on film. We’ve already shot some of these interviews and let me tell you, the conversations are incredible.
However, the original 25 famous funny f**kers who agreed to talk with us have now turned into over 60, and we need more funds to finish the film. There are 24 hours left in our Kickstarter campaign, and anything you can do to promote or participate helps. Thanks everyone.
This sounds like an amazing project. And yes, I will throw money at it.