Upcoming Pornstars, Fall Out Boy, and the Suburbs: the Roots in 2008
posted by April 16 at 9:31 AMon
Cordero shoots the sequence in a more or less shot/reverse-shot pattern, but despite this lukewarm attempt at representing the female perspective, the sequence still comes off as uncomfortably misogynistic. That tight shot of the sausage hovering near her mouth lingers just a bit too long, and, furthermore, in all of the high-angle shots looking down at Grey opening the gifts she’s got her best come-hither face on, thus negating any potential emotional depth. Which would be an entirely acceptable stylistic choice if it didn’t seem as though Cordero were trying to make some sort of “statement.”
And: The Roots play with Eryka Badu on June 5th at Marymoor Park in Redmond.
Personal gripe: I spent like my whole young adult life working to get the fuck out of Redmond and move to Seattle, and now what happens? Marymoor park starts hosting Sub Pop festivals and the Roots while Capitol Hill flips into condos and Quiznos. (Not that I think the suburbs are set to become anything but new slums after the oil crash, but damn, where’s my idealized urban bohemia, dudes?)
Oh, and for what’s it’s worth, the offending FOB collaboration has been kindly omitted from the Roots’ new one, Rising Down, the rest of which is supposed to be hot. (Where’s our promo copy?)
Update: And then, there’s this…
What, no bass toss?