Thanks to my awesome new friend at Sony (thanks, Michael!), I got to see a screening of the Gloved One’s movie, “This Is It” last night. “It” is not so much a movie as it is a series of rehearsals (dress and otherwise) loosely slung together with a snatch of dialogue here and there.
Having recently (as of this week) become a fan of “So You Think You Can Dance” — Yabba dabba DOOOO! — I have rediscovered my love of dancing as an art form, and perhaps the purest, most visceral expression of joy incarnate. To this end, Jackson in all his frail, surgically-enhanced weirdness, doesn’t disappoint. The man can DANCE. And sing! His voice sounds beautiful.
Something else that surprised me — he’s very, very sweet. At least in the film, whenever he makes a suggestion or critique, he always starts by saying it comes from a place of love, even spelling out “L..O..V..E” and touching his heart. At least, that’s what we see. 80 hours of footage for roughly 90 minutes of movie — who knows what transpired during the other 78.5 hours.
A pal at work just told me that Michael was supposedly revealing a new dance move, the Penguin, which reminds me of “Zoolander”, and the revelation of the much-anticipated “Magnum.”
I myself am working on a new way to show off my cleavage. I’m calling it the Cleave-Ho, and it will premier in January 2010. Watch this space.