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audra trower williams
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posted 19 January 2004 04:26 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Lee's bosses at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation had warned her that she would lose her job hosting the Definitely Not the Opera radio program if she appeared in the film, but Mitchell rallied such famous friends as Francis Ford Coppola, Yoko Ono, Julianne Moore, Michael Stipe, Gus Van Sant, David Cronenberg, Moby, Atom Egoyan, and Douglas Coupland to write letters supporting Lee.

Awesome. I friggin' love Sook-Yin Lee.


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posted 19 January 2004 04:54 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Suk yin used to have band called Bob's Your Uncle, that was pretty good. The inside story is that Warner USA wanted to sign the band, but at the time they felt that they would have trouble marketing her because she is not white (and not black either). No built-in demographic audience, so to speak.

But I can't verify that.

Anway, we liked going to see her shows at the Commodore in Vancouver. Album is called Iceberg.

[ 19 January 2004: Message edited by: Cueball ]


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posted 19 January 2004 06:36 PM      Profile for Jacob Two-Two     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The extremely attractive Sook-Yin in a movie with unsimulated sex? The mind boggles .
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posted 19 January 2004 09:24 PM      Profile for bittersweet     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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"It'll be shot the way you see it in real life, not like the way you see it in porn," said Mitchell. "Instead of hiding them, we'll be showing them having sex."
Porn hides its participants? Must be some, er, missing context there.


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[ 19 January 2004: Message edited by: bittersweet ]


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posted 20 January 2004 08:48 AM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What puzzles me is that the CBC would even care what movie she appears in. Unless they were concerned about her spending time away from her job, I don't see why they should object.
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posted 20 January 2004 10:19 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's kind of dated to be wary of the rep of the mothercorp. MuchMusic would have done a special on the whole thing. But then that's another thing.

What is the difference between 'porn,' and showing people 'having sex?'

(just to get things rolling.)


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audra trower williams
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posted 20 January 2004 12:35 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Didn't Much Music fire her for getting old?
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posted 20 January 2004 12:40 PM      Profile for bittersweet     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The CBC shouldn't worry: sex scenes are almost always the dullest moments in the movies.

I like this quote from Ebert, in his review of the wonderful film "Raising Victor Vargas."

"I was in a discussion the other day about whether a movie can be erotic. Sexual, yes, and explicit, yes--but truly erotic? To achieve that, a film must abandon the details of sexual congress and focus instead on the personalities of its characters. When Victor and Judy finally kiss in this movie, it is a moment more real and joyous than miles of "sex scenes," because by then we know who they are, how they have traveled together to this moment, and what it means to them."

I hope Mitchell emphasizes the character Sook-Yin plays more than her body parts.


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posted 20 January 2004 01:18 PM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by bittersweet:

I hope Mitchell emphasizes the character Sook-Yin plays more than her body parts.


I would think he'd have to.


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posted 20 January 2004 01:35 PM      Profile for andrean     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I saw Bob's Your Uncle play once. They opened for the The Forgotten Rebels at the University of Guelph in 1987. While I don't remember a single thing about their music and whether or not I liked, what I do remember, with astonishing clarity, is that in the middle of one of their songs, Sook-Yin Lee left the stage, while the band continued to play, walked backstage and returned a few moment later wearing an enourmas hat. It was somewhat akin to a papal mitre, being very round and upright, but it was made to look like a giant phallus. I think it even came down over her eyes, like a mask, and she peered through the eyeholes at the audience while she continued singing.
As I recall, the song had nothing to do with penises or fertilitiy rites or anything that would warrant such an apparatus. I sort of feel like I might have hallucinated the whole thing, so if it later became a regular part of their show, I'd be pleased to know it.

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posted 20 January 2004 01:50 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by andrean:
I sort of feel like I might have hallucinated the whole thing, so if it later became a regular part of their show, I'd be pleased to know it.

Considering your score on the "going to hell" test, I wouldn't be surprised if you did!


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posted 20 January 2004 01:51 PM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Dude, nice zinger.
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posted 20 January 2004 02:23 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Didn't Much Music fire her for getting old?

No, I thought it was 'cause she sucked. (Er..not that VJs are noted for their taklent. Or taste.)


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posted 20 January 2004 02:26 PM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
So that's why she got the part. At least we know what the sex scene will be.
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posted 20 January 2004 02:57 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Jacob Two-Two:
The extremely attractive Sook-Yin in a movie with unsimulated sex? The mind boggles .

That's not all that boggles.


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posted 20 January 2004 03:03 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sook Yin Lee was the best VJ ever.
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posted 20 January 2004 05:24 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Sook Yin Lee was the best VJ ever.

See: "faint praise, damning with."


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posted 20 January 2004 07:51 PM      Profile for Jingles     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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...will follow a group of pansexual New York bohemians and their sexual adventures.

Bored to tears already. Didn't "Sex and the City" do this already? Is there anyone left on earth with an original idea in there stupid heads? Is there anyone who is not a self-described New York bohemian that would find this even remotely interesting or entertaining?

I think I'd rather watch "Extreme Primate".

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posted 20 January 2004 10:05 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Didn't Much Music fire her for getting old?

They always do that. Ask Erica Em. They dont pay well either.


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I remember checking out Sook-Yin Lee and BYU about 20 years ago at the old Cave in downtown Vancouver (bank tower there now).

They were a high energy band--and, yep, she was very attractive, and a great vocalist too.

Nothing surprises me about the CBC anymore, especially the TV wing. As I have said before, the only thing really "public" about the CBC now is it's the public who pays the bill. Otherwise, it's become a corporate media dinosaur like its private sector counterparts.

I am pretty sure that the techs at Much Music are union (CEP/IA). Aren't the on-air talent also organized?

PS: haven't watched Much Music hardly at all in the last ten or so years. I didn't even know Erica Ehm was gone.


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Man, I miss Monika Deol (sp?). She was awesome. I know she did a news stint in Lotusland but does anyone know where she is now?
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Man, you can't buy publicity like that. D'you suppose she asked her bosses nicely if they could threaten to fire her over her prospective appearance in steamy sex scenes, to help get a buzz going for the movie?
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posted 21 January 2004 06:37 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No, she totally didn't.
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posted 21 January 2004 08:29 PM      Profile for Jacob Two-Two     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't think it was her age that got her fired. She doesn't look old, and she had more energy than all the other vj's combined. She was just way too cool for the teeny-bopper, brainless beach-bunny direction that MM was going in with its VJ lineup. It was only a matter of time.

Anyhow, she's better off.

As for the movie, I agree it doesn't sound like much (except for the see-Sook-Yin-naked angle), but I thoroughly enjoyed Hedwig so I'm more than willing to give it a chance.


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I'm pretty sure ChumCity isn't unionised.

As for the Sook Yin Lee in this movie - let's hope it doesn't start a trend. I don't think I'd want to see Don Cherry in any sex scenes any time soon.


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posted 21 January 2004 11:37 PM      Profile for Jacob Two-Two     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
DON CHERRY'S ROCK'EM SOCK'EM PORNO!!!!!
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posted 22 January 2004 01:07 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Visors?

I hope Sook Yin Lee makes it big in the cinema, and then abandons the CBC, which will then be compelled to bring Jack Farr, Danny Finkleman and Bill Casselman back to the Saturday afternoon time slot.


"Fight, and fight large!"


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quote:
Originally posted by al-Qa'bong:
I hope Sook Yin Lee makes it big in the cinema, and then abandons the CBC, which will then be compelled to bring Jack Farr, Danny Finkleman and Bill Casselman back to the Saturday afternoon time slot.


"Fight, and fight large!"


In a perfect world .... *** sigh ***

(By the way, I own a genuine "Radio Show" coffee mug that I won from Jack Farr. )


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posted 22 January 2004 04:44 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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I am pretty sure that the techs at Much Music are union (CEP/IA). Aren't the on-air talent also organized?

Nope, their management -- due to the fact that they run their own shows. Also, they have a terrible record of exploiting 'interns' for free work.

[ 22 January 2004: Message edited by: Cueball ]


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posted 22 January 2004 07:33 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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(By the way, I own a genuine "Radio Show" coffee mug that I won from Jack Farr. )

I'm jealous.

I won a Loudon Wainwright III record from "The Parka Patrol."

Wanna trade?


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