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Green Porno!!! Yay!

April 28, 2009

This evening a little more than half of us LaCasans were sitting around the kitchen table eating 123salsa when I happened upon a short article in Scientific American from last July about brief nature films the beautiful Isabella Rossellini was making about insect sex. It claimed she was dressing up as the insects and using cutouts and puppets to act out the, uh, insect sex!?! This sounded so delightfully absurd that I shared it with my fellows and Maria said she’d heard about them and proceeded to call up said short films on her laptop. Oh my god!!! And I do not say that lightly. We could scarcely believe our eyes  and ears. Okay, so perhaps for me the fact that I’ve had a crush on Ms. Rossellini (mmm, that Italian/Swedish accent) for many years (as has my youngest brother) adds a whole extra dimension of delight, but really, I’ve never seen anything quite like this. (If you’re unfamiliar with her, really, brush up on your knowledge as she’s an enjoyable actor with a heavy pedigree. Here’s the wikipedia page if you’re interested.)

Anyway, to laugh that hard while being educated is a thing of beauty. Isabella is shameless and fearless in her portrayal of species bent on procreation, wonderfully naughty and absurd. Catch her smile as she portrays a fucking fly. There are two seasons now, the first dealing with insects, the second with marine creatures. Please, if you haven’t seen them, do a marathon! They’re very short, creative and wonderfully surreal:  Green Porno!

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