Roz Kaveney (rozk) wrote,
Roz Kaveney

There is always someone whose problems are worse than yours

I mean, all that is really wrong in my life is that I made the mistake of trying to have an exchange of letters with Julie Bindel. I know, I know, after everything I've said...I've saved the whole thing - because she might try and use it against me - and have mailed copies off to respectable people, and may post it some time. It is too depressing - this is someone who claims that she need not pay attention to anything any trans person says because some of us have allegedly done bad things, and then gets offended at being called a bigot.

The terrifying thing is, I don't even think she is mad; her views and those of her school of 'radfems' are such that they make people act as if they were crazy.

But at least, unlike Lindsey Lohan and Julia Ormond, I was not in I Know Who Killed Me a serious contender for worst film I have ever seen. I did not write it or produce it. I merely made the mistake - I am doing a lot of that today - of ordering it from Lovefilm on the assumption that it cannot be as bad as its reputation. It is indeed so much worse than its reputation as to take the breath away.

I just explained it to a friend in AIM

rkaveney2 (01:09:31): Yes, it is one of the total ultimate stinkers
rkaveney2 (01:09:54): The silliest plot ever
rkaveney2 (01:10:00): There is a missing girl
rkaveney2 (01:10:12): An earlier missing girl has turned up dismembered.
rkaveney2 (01:10:24): And dead
P (01:10:33): Generally that comes with dismembering, yes
rkaveney2 (01:10:36): She turns up dismembered but alive
rkaveney2 (01:10:49): Missing hand and leg
P (01:10:51): AUGH
rkaveney2 (01:11:03): She swears she is not who they think she is, but a passing stripper
rkaveney2 (01:11:11): She looks just like the missing girl
rkaveney2 (01:11:33): She keeps swearing that they need to keep looking
rkaveney2 (01:12:04): The feds read a story the missing girl wrote about a passing stripper and do DNA tests - she is identical and they reckon it is PTSD fake identity
P (01:12:26): Twiiiiiins
rkaveney2 (01:12:42): Actually, she is the identical twin of a baby father bought from the crack whore who was having twins in the same ward.
rkaveney2 (01:13:02): And she was not kidnapped by the serial killer - her amputations are TWIN STIGMATA
P (01:15:17): ... wut
rkaveney2 (01:15:28): I know, right
rkaveney2 (01:15:53): So we have Lindsey Lohan with an artificial hand, a missing leg and on crutches FIGHTING CRIME
P (01:16:13): Mostly when you add "fighting crime" to something, it gets BETTER
P (01:16:20): In this case, no
rkaveney2 (01:16:24): With Julia Ormond wittering in thebackground
rkaveney2 (01:17:09): Turns out the serial killer is Mean Piano Teacher punishing smart girls who decide Chopin is Too Hard by taking away their capacity to make music which they have misused
P. (01:17:37): Oh ffs
rkaveney2 (01:17:43): He also has a vast collection of stained glass and artificial legs in his basement for reasons that escaped me because I kept being distracted.
rkaveney2 (01:18:15): There is a whole set of people on the interweb who think the movie is much maligned and that in fact it is a brilliant portrayal of someone's dying dream
rkaveney2 (01:18:31): Were the film not so crappy, this might almost be plausible.
rkaveney2 (01:19:01): Lilo plays the only stripper who never takes off her underwear
rkaveney2 (01:19:21): And looks amazingly healthy for someone reared by a crack whore

It has even taken away the memory of Hugh Grant as Chopin in Impromptu which bored me in the earlier part of the evening and the new ep of Heroes which is amazingly cracktastic.

Are people bored with Bindel yet? Or shall I unlock the private post in which I copy our correspondence? Or is that unethical?

I can't be bothered to make it a poll.

Later The consensus - which tallies with my considered sense of things - is that I should reserve the correspondence until a moment when JB makes public this or other private correspondence as she almost inevitably will. I don't think that the betrayal argument holds much water given that neither she, nor I, are precisely private figures, but nonetheless decorum should operate, even in the face of unpleasant idiocy.
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