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David Bowie and Iman | Mr. and Mrs. Jones
They met on October 1990 on a blind date set up by a mutual friend, Teddy Antolin, who was also their hairdresser.
Bowie fell in love with her at first sight.
“I was naming the children the night we met … it was absolutely immediate.” However, Iman was reluctant to a date a rock star. In an interview she shared, “I did not want to get involved with a rock star. No way. It is not a sane thing to do, but David changed my mind. He wooed me.”
"I remember once we went out to dinner and the laces on my trainers came undone, and David was down on his knees in the middle of the street, tying them for me. I thought to myself, ‘This one’s a keeper.’"
“His actions spoke louder [than words],” she said. “We were dating for two weeks and I was coming from Paris and I got to L.A. at the airport and the doors open to the plane and I come out and I see all these people taking a picture of somebody. And he was standing there, flowers in hand, no security. That was when I knew he was a keeper. He didn’t care if anyone saw.”
They have been together ever since.
“My marriage is exactly as fabulous as you all would think.” She grinned.
”We have dates, you know - we’ll go to a museum, then we’ll have a long lunch. That’s what’s interesting, that’s what’s exciting.”
”First, you fancy each other - that doesn’t go. It might take different forms, but he’s good company. He’s funny, he’s engaging, he’s whip-smart, he’s interested in diverse things. It keeps on evolving - it doesn’t stay sedentary.”
He still ties her shoelaces at times, and still buys Iman her favourite flowers on the 14th of every month: the anniversary of the day they met.
As for their relationship at home: “David doesn’t fight, He is English, so he just stays quiet. I’m the screamer. Then he always makes me laugh. It’s like cabaret. I keep him entertained too.”
"I still fancy him, totally, after all these years."
“He has managed, somehow I don’t know, miraculously, to have my heart flutter when he walks into the room still. So, yes he’s definitely the one, he’s definitely my one.”
"‘I am not married to David Bowie — I am married to David Jones. They are two totally different people.’
"It was so lucky that we were to meet at that time in our lives, when we were both yearning for each other," says Bowie. "She is an incredibly beautiful woman, but that’s just one thing. It’s what’s in there that counts."
What’s “in there”, Iman confesses, is “the wonderful realisation that I have found my soul mate, with whom sexual compatibility is just the tip of the iceberg. We have so much in common, and are totally alike in a lot of things”. It’s not a love of music, or fashion, or the fact that “like David has his feminine side, I have a masculine side”, she insists, but the more old-fashioned values: romance, family, commitment.
Bowie on their relationship says, ”I don’t have that sense of loneliness that I had before, which was very, very strong. It became a subtext for a lot of things I wrote.”
"We work hard at keeping the relationship alive. We talk to each other continuously. We have complete and absolute faith in each other."
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"Let’s dance to joy division,
And celebrate the irony,
Everything is going wrong,
But we’re so happy,
Let’s dance to joy division,
And raise our glass to the ceiling,
‘Cos this could all go so wrong,
But we’re so happy,
Yeah we’re so happy.”
I love these assholes from Liverpool so damn much.
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We’re thrilled to announce that on 1 MAY 2014, we will broadcast Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes’ (Skyfall, American Beauty) highly anticipated production of King Lear, with Olivier Award winner Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role, live from the National Theatre to cinemas around the world (varying dates internationally).
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YES PLEASE.Source: ntlive
Nelson Mandela has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announces. (via think-progress) - South Africa was the first nation of the continent to recognize GLBT rights in their constitution (via thebacklot)
Rest in peace Madiba, you’ll never be forgotten.
I was talking to my brother about women’s attitudes towards their bodies, especially regarding weight/fat, and when he said “most guys don’t notice/care about that kind of thing,” I tried to explain why it was a lot more complicated than that. I ended up telling this story.
Body image is something that’s so hard to talk about, and it’s hard to express body positivity without sounding cheesy, false, or overly simplistic. But I’m gonna try. This is only my own experience, and it didn’t magically cure me of all my body image issues - but it was a major turning point for me nonetheless.
never forget that for voldemort’s name to rearrange to “je suis voldemort” in the french translations, they had to make his middle name ‘Elvis’
I CANT HANDLE THIS
are you telling me the french word for wand is ‘la baguette magique’
oh… oh my GOD. LA BAGUETTE MAGIQUE.
"LE PAIN, C’EST MAGIQUE, HARRY. PARCE-QUE C’EST LA BELLE FRANCE."
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Xena: Warrior Princess 2x11 Here She Comes Miss Amphipolis
That time Xena did a beauty pageant episode, not to tear down the women who competed in the pageant but instead to examine the range of reasons those women had for competing, and to affirm their strength and worth. The episode also explored both Xena and Miss Artiphys’s non-normative gender presentation, and used the pageant’s conclusion as an opportunity to praise the full spectrum of gender presentation encountered therein.
And this important tidbit from the Whoosh episode guide:
On an airing of the episode in the United Kingdom on or about 11-14-98, the episode was lacking the the usual disclaimer of “No ribbons…” but had in its place: “In loving memory of Keith K Walsh”. The official response from the XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS office was that Keith Walsh was Chris Manheim’s brother who passed away in 1992 due to complications from AIDS. He was the inspiration for the Miss Artiphys character in the show.
Xena is not a guilty pleasure show. Xena is EVERYTHING.
This episode made me SO HAPPY. As Xena tends to do.
Man, I need to find time to get back to my rewatch project.
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Why, this is hell, nor am I out of it.
Think’st thou that I, who saw the face of God
And tasted the eternal joys of heaven,
Am not tormented with ten thousand hells
In being deprived of everlasting bliss?
I don’t know what this is, but I want all of it.
It’s from the Globe’s production of Doctor Faustus, with Arthur Darvill as Mephistopheles. And you can get it! It’s available on DVD and apparently also on Amazon Instant Video. It’s definitely worth it — the acting is terrific and the staging is utterly amazing.
Reblogging now that there are details attached, as well as information about how to see it for oneself. I cannot get over the brilliance of these costumes.
IT IS SO GOOD. RUN DO NOT WALK TO SEE IT.
And I love Marlowe a lot. I want a gay atheist spy action movie about him, it would be amazing.
Aesc, were you around LJ in the days of the Gay Atheist Spy comm? IT WAS THE GREATEST TELEVISION SERIES THAT NEVER WAS.Source: starkravingdane