Dualing Pfandom: Pfive Pfeiffer Pfavorites

My friend Paul S. from Pfeiffer Pfilms and Meg Movies is one of the first people I really connected with online over a shared love of Michelle Pfeiffer and her movies. He’s been a tireless supporter of my writing and a cherished friend. In the last year or so, we've combined on a few dual … Continue reading Dualing Pfandom: Pfive Pfeiffer Pfavorites

“I Restore Myself When I’m Alone”: On Marilyn Monroe and Introversion

Even if introverts are having a wonderful time at a social gathering, we still walk away drained by it, and when we're suffering through forced socialization it's even more depleting to our souls. Time alone is key, so we can recharge for another attempt at tackling this extrovert-friendly world we live in. That's why Marilyn … Continue reading “I Restore Myself When I’m Alone”: On Marilyn Monroe and Introversion

Spandex Ballet: Streaming in Oblivion

I've been working from my couch, while my kids (and I) watch the camptastic 1979 TV special Legends of the Superheroes. featuring a bunch of spandex-clad, pun-slinging heroes and villains doing hero and villain stuff. Just another day living the quarantine life. This "new normal" is really weird. The twenty-first century bane of annoyingly "enlightened" … Continue reading Spandex Ballet: Streaming in Oblivion

“This is show business?” Welcome to the Starfire Lounge

Michelle Pfeiffer's grand entrance in The Fabulous Baker Boys is quite possibly my favorite by any actor in any film, ever. Susie Diamond stumbles into view, in the hall outside of where the Baker Boys are holding auditions for a new singer. Not only does she careen into view on a broken high heel shoe, … Continue reading “This is show business?” Welcome to the Starfire Lounge


"Frank, to you 'Feelings' may be goddamn filet mignon, but to me, it's parsley. It's less than parsley." When Susie Diamond, as portrayed with incomparable excellence by Michelle Pfeiffer, spits out her contempt for singing the standard "Feelings" she's also speaking to a larger theme running through Steve Kloves's 1989 masterpiece The Fabulous Baker Boys … Continue reading Feelings