Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
Top Ten Favorite Movies or TV Shows!
I could of course use this TTT to convince you all to watch Orphan Black, but that would be silly. I already did that. Instead… *drumroll* I shall use this post to list a bunch of things you should all
waste your time on watch and worship. And I could certainly ramble on and on about deep thoughts and films that mean a lot to me, but ultimately, this always holds true:
SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO
THREE MOVING PICTURES WITH LESBIANS
There is of course still a sad lack of gay and lesbian moving pictures out there and those that are out there are often plagued by the burdens they bear. Namely that they have to be deep and meaningful and can’t just be about love and cuteness and being completely normal. A friend of mine put it very well: “there were homosexual people ofc it was sad. homosexuals are never happy.” THUS:
- Imagine Me & You. It’s sweet and adorable and Piper Perabo actually plays a bisexual cutie, but Lena Headey plays a lesbian! And they’re happy! They don’t die tragic deaths! They’re cute! And they get to be in a film with Anthony Head (and a billion other people that one recognises because Britain only has five and a half actors)! 10/10 would recommend just based on cuteness level and also romance and, uh, Lena Headey??? Hello? Do you have eyes?
- Heading Out. It’s a shortlived 6-part tv show written by Sue Perkins, who also happens to play the MC who is a lesbian vet. (Er. A vet who is a lesbian. Not a vet for lesbians. That would be weird.) It’s not perfect, but I love Sue Perkins a lot because she’s hilarious and witty and it even stars her co-comedian Mel Giedroyc at one point, which I thought was really cute. Also! Animals! Lesbians! People who are probably more awkward than we are! It’s grand.
- Blow Dry. Ren is probably side-eyeing me now. >.> I can’t help it. THERE ARE LESBIANS! Also the film is hilarious. And not sad at all. I totally didn’t spend a lot of time crying while watching. Though clearly that was not at all because of the lesbian/bisexuals in particular. I’d never recommend things that aren’t happy, that would just be silly. (I’m kidding. The film is a comedy with fabulous stars in it such as Alan Rickman (who plays a hairdresser), Bill Nighy (also a hairdresser), Hugh Bonneville (another hairdresser), Rachel Griffiths (hey she plays a lesbian!), Natasha Richardson (bisexual hairdresser and not at all the cause of my hysterics, nope) and a bunch of other people that are very recognisable because they are either Josh Hartnett or some British person who’s in like all the things ever because Britain only has five and a half actors.) You should watch it. Go do it now. It’s about hairdressers! (Tbh the plot is crap but hellooooo cute bisexual/lesbian couple.)
THREE MOVING PICTURES MADE IN BRITAIN
Erm. Cause the first three weren’t, Isa? IT’S NOT MY FAULT THAT I LIKE THESE THINGS THEY JUST HAPPENED TO ME I DIDN’T ASK FOR THIS
- Great British Bake Off. Ha. Hahahaha. Is it August yet? I need s5 stat! I blame tumblr for this particular obsession. You see, there was this post of a very tense moment involving a
spanakopitafilo flan and I just had to see the show that it came from. So tense! And then I was hooked. Not only because of the gorgeous bakes that happen in the show, but also because the hosts, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, are hilarious (I wonder how they will up their innuendo game in s5) and the judges are fabulous. I mean. Mary Berry went clubbing on Ibiza when she was 70. You should totally watch the Great British Bake Off and cry with me because you’re just so hungry.
- Black Books is a sort of silly dark comedy? And very very great if you’re into sarcasm and wine and cigarettes and not so much into people. ALSO BOOKS. BERNARD BLACK OWNS A BOOKSHOP! If I had the necessary funds I’d probably be some kind of version of Bernard Black, living among books and constantly hugging a wine bottle and moaning about people like the old hag that I am. Let’s be real, Bernard Black is my animagus, I bet.
- Green Wing is similar to Black Books, but not as sarcastic and simple. It’s set in a hospital though there’s barely any hospital-y stuff going on. I love it because for one thing Tamsin Greig is in it (who is also in Green Wing, because that’s the UK for you), and then also a bunch of other people that you may or may not have seen in Merlin, Coupling or Doctor Who. And for another thing, it’s epically ridiculous? I don’t want to give anything away but there have been lions involved at some point.
THREE MOVING PICTURES WITH BADASS YOUNG LADIES
- Easy A is flawfree. Emma Watson being funny and sad and smoking hot? Hell yeah. And even if that doesn’t quite lure you in, anyone must succumb to the flawlessness of the parents in this film. Besides, Emma Stone’s character is magnificent and the way she deals with what is heaped on her is just admirable. ♥
- Pitch Perfect is awesome. Girls pwning the boys is forever a favourite of mine and this time there’s music involved. I’m in love! The cast is superb, the dialogue incredibly witty and the singing very epic. 10/10 would bang any lady in this film.
- St. Trinian’s happens to be yet another British production (colour everyone surprised, amirite?) and is a reboot of the original franchise from the 50s and 60s. If you love boarding school fiction, you will love this film. It’s all kinds of crazy and out there, but again it has an amazing cast (Rupert Everett! Colin Firth! Lena Headey! Celia Imrie! Gemma Arterton!) and some really badass girls. You see, they’ve got to stop their school from closing down so in true St. Trinian’s fashion they turn to crime. And excel at it like they were born to do it (they probably were, lbr). It’s just a fun and action-packed film that shows just how badass girls can be.
ONE FAVOURITE SEASONAL MOVING PICTURE
- Love Actually is probably my favourite seasonal film of all time. Yet another British production with a flawfree cast (except for Heike Makatsch… get that woman far away from me) and lots of charm. There’s not much more to say, really, there’s lots of Christmas-y stuff, funny stuff, sad stuff, happy stuff and more stuff of other variations, but it never fails to cheer me up (even in the midst of July). ♥
- The Parent Trap. (The 1998 version, mind you. I’m sure the ’61 version is great too, but I’ve never seen it.) Cute teenage Lindsay Lohan? Check. Stupidly stubborn parents who make me want to tear out my chest because I just ship it so hard? Check. Adorable servants who are in on the secret? Check. Based on a book? CHECK. You should watch it right now because it’s great. (Also go read the book, it’s just as great.)
Erm. This got slightly long. So tell me, what’s in your Top Ten this week?