Thursday, August 20, 2015

A Different Side of Patrick Stewart

I find that after seeing this picture, I don't want to know any more. If you do, go here.


G. Verloren said...

This image reminded me of a largely forgotten (or rather, I suspect, largely never seen) 1995 film called Jeffrey, featuring Sir Stewart as one half of a flamboyantly gay couple in New York City.

He plays a friend and mentor of sorts to the title character, and delivers both an uproariously funny romping gay camp performance in the first half, and a stunningly poignant serious appraisal of life and love as he must face it loving someone who, as was so common at the time in New York, is terminally ill from the complications of HIV and AIDS. The rest of the film is very much a product of its time and circumstances, and suffers badly from a certain early 90s predictability of plot, structure, pacing, et cetera, but Stewart himself is an absolute standout, and perhaps more winkingly, joyfully funny than he ever has been elsewhere.

Based purely on that, I honestly think Sir Stewart absolutely has both the skill and range to do real comedy along with the best. And based purely on the linked image and some skimming through the linked article, I'd say this particular show has a very good chance of being rather good, if decidedly rather different than his usual bill of fare. I'm not entirely on board (I've never much cared for Seth McFarlan) but I think it could very well be great.

Shadow Flutter said...

Looks 75, right?

The guy seems to resist the visual effects of aging.