This portrait of author/musician Lights was the most spectacular thing Cronenberg posted to Instagram this year. The picture was posted in June, and in July, Lights released the book SKIN&EARTH (with an accompanying 14 track album), the story of Enaia Jin, a girl “caught between romance and cults, gods and mortals, and just trying to find a good borscht”. Jin is led down a dark path that reveals a strange fantasy world and her own true nature.
This Cronenberg selfie almost made the list as well.
Lights says that the album and the book are “…better absorbed separately and each of them augments the other. So you can listen to a song on its own and it’s something completely standalone. And then you can read the comic on its own and it’s standalone as well. But when you put them together and you start to connect the dots, there’s something so much deeper there.”
In September, Cronenberg and Jessica Ennis released THE ENDINGS: PHOTOGRAPHIC STORIES OF LOVE, LOSS, AND BEGINNING AGAIN, a collection of photographic vignettes about women in times of emotional transformation. Cronenberg told Quill and Quire that the book’s photos have a cinematic quality. “It’s like you’re acting out a scene,” she said, “except you’re shooting stills instead of recording it. The photographs are not posed and sometimes they’re not in focus. It’s a very specific aesthetic.”Continue reading →
In the opening scene, Waverly and Nicole seem to be having sex, but then the camera retreats and we see that they’re really just trying to get what they think is Bulshar’s ring off of Waverly’s finger. They do not succeed, and Waverly sends Nicole to the barn to get Wynonna’s B&E kit, but Wynonna and Doc are in the barn imagining that they’re having sex. (They are really engaging in wishful thinking while under the influence of hallucinogenic spores blown at them by Bulshar at the end of Episode 3.8. Kate left town at the end that episode, and it seems that Wynonna was more upset at Doc for sleeping with Kate, than for becoming a vampire.) Continue reading →
Rachel Skarsten (Eliza in “Steel Bars and Stone Walls“) will be Charlotte Dumaine in the ABC drama pilot FOR LOVE, which will star Lex Scott Davis as Hope Castille, a journalist whose life is disrupted by a phone call from Charlie Lapree (Jon Ecker), her long-dead fiancé. (Five years previously, Lapree took a call while remodeling their apartment and shortly thereafter was found dead after a car accident.) Hope’s current boyfriend is Gabriel Dumaine (played by Ethan Peck – grandson of Gregory Peck). Gabriel wants to be mayor. His family is very powerful, and he is also very much in love with Hope and wants to marry her, even though doing that might put Hope in danger. (The Dumaine family is hiding some dangerous secrets.)
Behind the scenes of LOST GIRL
In her mother’s absence, Skarsten’s character Charlotte has been running the Dumaine empire, which maintains control over the magic users in New Orleans, and when Mother Dumaine returns, Charlotte’s position is threatened. It seems reasonable to speculate that Charlie Lapree might have been magically brought back to life to prevent Gabriel’s marriage. Filming of the pilot began in New Orleans on 10 March.