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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Kristen Auditions For Furious In a Parking Lot

Furious and Beautiful

The context is below

 Here are 6 pictures of Kristen in a gym parking lot with Nick Cassavetes, the director of Cali a movie she is going to be in or not going to be in, is a producer of or not a producer of.

 There is no way to know the order they were taken in. The order influences greatly how you will read them. Since there are 6 pictures there are 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2  =  720 - divided by 6 = 120 different possible permutations or ways of ordering them for viewing, and each order will give you a slightly different reading. 
Your choice.

 "I made Welcome to the Rileys [in which Stewart played a young woman with emotional issues] a few years back and now I want to open two halfway houses, one in New Orleans and one in LA, and I want to make a documentary about why it’s important. But all this ridiculously empty charity work that you see? Like, you show up at an event and you wear a dress and you auction your dress off and you suddenly feel important. I want to do it right. Right now, I just feel it. It’s not to be wasted. Because I know my value is fucking strong."
Little White Lies Interview - HERE
 Just guess who has taken the hit for saying this. Why hasn't she already done it. Blah blah blah.
But all this ridiculously empty charity work that you see? Like, you show up at an event and you wear a dress and you auction your dress off and you suddenly feel important. 
This is what has infuriated people. 
Do you want to know why?

She has dared to cut into the Dominating Discourse 
and call it fake. When anyone does that they provoke rage.

Here Zizek says exactly the same thing. Kristen is a Zizekian.

Remember when Copernicus challenged the earth centric position of the Church, saying the earth revolved around the sun instead of being in the center with the sun and planets revolving around the earth? Gulp.

Galileo championed  heliocentrism 
And was threatened with execution by the Church for it if he didn't recant.
He recanted

There are many more who did or did not recant, but at one time it was worth your life to challenge the Dominating Discourse.
Now they just try to destroy your career.
There are many who wish it still was judging from the way they have trashed Stewart for saying this.
But she is correct and she is spontaneously making a ZIZEK statement without knowing it. Bravo!
What she is saying is that the accepted normal way for celebrities to involve themselves in charity work is
Decaffeinated is a favorite term of Zizek's. I like it too.

Or we can read her statement through Lacan

And Debord
The celebrity charity work is a Spectacle
Which is a "floating sign"
Masking the opposite:

That it is empty

At Little White Lies

Isn't that what she just said? 
That it is empty. Jesus this
young woman is a philosopher also. No formal schooling and she comes up with that!

A few years back Stewart said she didn't want to act forever. that acting was lying. Her father told her she had it so easy because all she had to do was be in front of a camera and lie. 
Is that a fact. 

Picasso: All art is a lie.

What if the reality being mirrored in acting is the lie? 
Then her acting would be a lie of a lie. 
As Zizek would say in his most recent book -  Less Than Nothing, which is on Hegel, and  is more Hegel than Hegel, (Just trust me on this.)

 -  yes it is.

A lie based on a lie. 
The negation of a negation.
A negation of a negation is the truth. 

Here she is in an Interview in a zine called Little White Lies
and she is telling the truth.
When all is lies, the truth is a weapon - Bane 
The Dark Knight Rises
I just really am trying, trying, all the time. I mean, Walter [Salles] actually said to me several times during On the Road, ‘Stop reaching. You’re already there.’ But I like to be scared. I love to suddenly feel out of control. Actors walk around wearing these little tool-belts of acting skills. And I just don’t find that interesting to watch. 
Neither do we Kristen
So she is taking a "lie" (the acting) and pushing it to its limits and beyond to implosion! Loss of control. Letting the world will her in her performance.

When it is so excessive for her it is no longer a lie.

Nietzsche here folks. Push to excess to expose the truth lying there all palpitating before the cliched language and gestures covered it up.

She is doing the same thing DeLillo's Eric Packer did but not cowardly Cronenberg's Eric Packer.

And again she is trashed for saying the truth when all else is lies in the Dominating Discourse
But those of us in the know know she doesn't mean
Kate Winslet
Michelle Williams
Meryl Streep
Noomi Rapace
Michel Fassbender
and many many others we love because they don't carry around a toolkit
the way Tom Cruise does, Bruce Willis does, Ashley Greene does, etc.


  1. http://www.salon.com/2012/09/14/rethinking_cosmopolis//

    Janet for you!

  2. Sorry it look like it did not link. Article is on DeLilo-not the film Cosmo


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