A few years ago, I was at a party with some friends that Michel Gondry also happened to attend (okay, he was the honored guest). We started talking, and before I knew it, he was taking a bunch of photos with my friends and me. I guess he took a particular liking to me — or my boobs — because he pulled out his very own camera, grabbed the front of my shirt and took a shot of my tits. And that, my friends, is my Michel Gondry story. He is pretty much exactly as innocently pervy as the Gael Garcia Bernal character in “The Science of Sleep.” That said, that strange childlike weirdness permeates this “sweded” version of “Taxi Driver” he made. Instead of blood, Travis Bickle’s victims bleed crayons. Of course. [YouTube]
In the 1976 film “Taxi Driver,” Jodie Foster plays Iris, a teenage prostitute with whom Robert DeNiro’s Travis Bickle forms a bond. The film–and Foster–received criticism for having such a young girl play the role: Foster was just 13 at the time. Still, apparently fashion mag Harper’s Bazaar finds “Taxi Driver”‘s central relationship not creepy, but sweet–which is why they’ve posed teen actress Chloe Moretz here with Keanu Reeves in a scene reminiscent of the film. Moretz, only 14, admitted that she’s still too young to appreciate “Taxi Driver.” “My mom won’t let me watch it,” she told the magazine. Maybe she shouldn’t be emulating the character then, either? [Harper’s Bazaar]
Most women don’t want to dress like a 14-year-old prostitute from the ’70s, but Jodie Foster’s look as Iris Steensma in “Taxi Driver” is rather tame and stylish by today’s standards. We’d never condone crop tops, but we love her high-waist short shorts, platform sandals, and big floppy hat. These three outfits totally fit in with the season’s trends and will look effortless on a hot day. Keep reading »
Melissa Plaut, author of Hack: How I Stopped Worrying About What To Do With My Life and Started Driving a Yellow Cab talks about passengersâ€™ pick-up lines, fare beaters, and sex in the backseat.
Howâ€™d you start driving a cab, anyway?
I was about to turn 29 and had been laid off from my corporate office job, which was never fulfilling. I was collecting my unemployment benefits and thinking about what I was going to do for the rest of my life, and it was sending me into a panic. Finally I realized that I didnâ€™t know whether I was ever going to be able to do any one thing with the rest of my life. Instead, I decided that I would live my life as a series of adventures, and my first would be getting behind the wheel of a yellow cab.
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