The Oscars are Sunday. I’m sure all of you have filled out your Oscar pool and will be standing by cheering on your favorite nominees.
I’ll personally be rooting for “It’s Hard Out Here For a Pimp” from Hustle & Flow in the best original song category. My affection for the song is mostly due to the strange environment in which I saw the movie. I watched it at the Edina Theatre in Edina, Minnesota, where the audience consisted almost entirely of gray-haired, rich white people. It was odd, to say the least.
But I digress.
This year’s Oscars have so many question marks. Will Jon Stewart’s hosting turn out like his TV show (hilarious) or like his movies (awful)? Is “playing gay” the new “playing mentally challenged?” Is Peter Jackson’s ability to make good movies directly proportional to his weight?
The drama is killing me.
But for the hardcore movie fan, the questions take on a personal tone. What do you wear to your Oscar party? Granted, sitting in your cousin's apartment eating Totinos pizza and making fun of Joan Rivers doesn’t require the same attention to detail needed to dress for the red carpet, but it takes thought nonetheless. Like a football fan dressing for the Super Bowl, what a movie fan wears to an Oscar party says a lot about their passion for film.
The perfect shirt for the season is The Original Brokeback Mountain from the Second Coming Clothing Co.:
I suppose it could be worse. Mark Lowry could have recorded the song “It's Hard Out Here For a Church Planter.”