Home Office at the End of the World: Risk Addiction
I have a tendency to see films solely because their release date happens to fall on my birthday. This is the only logical explanation I offer for why I was one of three people – including two ushers – watching the janky blending of camp, cool interiors, arresting visuals, inane plot twists and top notch overacting on display in Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction. A recent viewing has yielded no better understanding of why the film needed to be made, so I put the time to use admiring the breathtaking visuals captured by director Michael Caton-Jones, particularly the set interiors of Dr. Glass’ (David Morrissey) office. That buttery leather chaise is to die for. I bet I could really make my procrastination time more productive if I had a piece of furniture like that one.
A more budget friendly option approximating the elements of the look I like. I don’t think owing this Click-Clack upgrade will morph me into a sadistic, self-absorbed, fashionable misanthrope, but one can hope. (Just kidding!)
Ahhh, 30 St. Mary Axe or “The Gherkin”. Actually, to me it looks more Fabergé in nature. I wish more buildings in the US – that weren’t strip clubs, exotic massage parlors or adult bookstores – wore their blingy, sequined hearts out in the open. I want to live there and wear lots of shiny clothes and write shiny prose and stare out the window looking at the people below looking like shiny ants. I know there’s lots of hooliganism possibly going on in that building and it’s a symbol of capitalist shagnastiness, but LET ME HAVE MY FANTASY, mkay! Don’t steal my sunshine.
Since I’m probably not going to make it back to London any time soon, I will have to get my Gherkin on in other ways. Like with this pair of bookends. How fun. Also, I’m sure someone will be kind enough to steer me towards a shopkeep with a collection of Gherkin shaped pens and other sundries. Bookends approx. $24.00
Because the film’s color palette is filled with blues ranging from the iciest hues to the deepest midnight shades I had to toss in this throw back to the original Basic Instinct. electronic music visionary Latour’s hit “Blue”