Rant: Monthly Dee-Lights (8/21)

Just a quick note of some of the funnest content I consumed last month (in no particular order):

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan in a “dance cover” video of the song “Sheila Ki Jawani” (8/21)

Pinkvilla (“the world’s leading Bollywood news and gossip website”) posted a “dance cover” video of the song “Sheila Ki Jawani”, performed by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Richa Moorjani, co-stars of Mindy Kaling‘s Netflix sitcom Never Have I Ever.

– Symphonic singer/growler Melissa Bonny has been very busy lately, releasing two new music videos, with two separate (but not entirely dissimilar) bands: First was The Dark Side Of The Moon (who proclaim themselves to be on an “epic quest [to] transform our and your favorite cinematic themes into powerful metal tracks”) with a cover of “Jenny of Oldstones”, and next was Ad Infinitum with “Unstoppable”, the lead single from their forthcoming album Chapter II – Legacy.

Awkwafina appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to give guest-host Sean Hayes some behind-the-scenes goss about throwing out the first pitch at a Mets game to her dad, and absolutely no behind-the-scenes goss about being in Marvel’s new movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Amy Hoggart listed some of her “funniest things” for the Guardian (and gave Cole Escola a namecheck, so yay for that).

Sierra McCormick as ‘Scarlett’ in “American Horror Stories” (ep #1.1/2) (2021)

American Horror Stories (plural) finale-d out last month, to make way for the new (10th) season of its parent-show, American Horror Story (singular), currently in progress. The spin-off anthology series was pretty patchy overall, but I did enjoy a couple of the episodes: Ep #1.1 (“Rubber (Wo)man”) starred Sierra McCormick as ‘Scarlett’, a sadistic girl whose parents have foolishly chosen to move into the infamous “Murder House” (from OG AHS) to renovate it as a hotel… ep #1.5 (“Ba’al”) starred Billie Lourd as an aspiring-mother who inadvertently engages the services of a demon to help her conceive… and ep #1.6 (“Feral”) starred Aaron Tveit and Tiffany Dupont as bereaved/estranged parents returning to a super-creepy woodland campsite in an ill-fated attempt to rescue/recover their missing-presumed-dead son. I also got a kick out of Danny Trejo’s cameo as a murderous “Mall Santa” in ep #1.4 (“The Naughty List”), but sadly he wasn’t the main character and didn’t get nearly enough screentime! Weirdly, one of my favourite recurring cast-members (besides McCormick) turned out to be Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris Jackson! I didn’t even know she acted until now, but I thought she was very funny/charming here as the alpha-mean-girl (in eps #1.1-2/7).

– Oh, and I belatedly discovered the music video for Father John Misty’s “Hollywood Cemetery Forever Sings” (2012), starring Aubrey Plaza as a mourner going out of her mind at a funeral. Beware the strobing, but dig the gothiness!

– Perennial faves include Meg Tilly’s Cozy Tea Time chats, Ryan George‘s Pitch Meeting skits, Bailey Meyers‘s gaming streams, and Screen Junkies/Jon Bailey‘s Honest Trailers!

About Dee CrowSeer

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