Pegg, Star Trek’s new Scotty, and his cuddly BFF, Nick Frost, want to know what’s wrong with two guys showing affection. Damn good question.
Simon Pegg spoke with WTF with Marc Maron and decried the idea of a bromance, but for all the right reasons. “You can be affectionate with each other, you can love each other and it doesn’t have to be some – you know, and even if it does turn into something, which it didn’t, then it’s okay… We always sort of flinch at this “bromance” buzzword that’s come up – there’s no equivalent for women, because it’s not weird if women are friends… because of this homosexual terror that straight guys have, it’s ridiculous. Now there has to be this word for it, and it’s crazy. It’s totally sad.”
A valuable truism from my friend and former colleague David Ebenbach.
THE ARTIST’S TORAH quote of the week (and happy Purim!): “People succeed by allowing themselves to enter the fear, to pass through it or to live with it. As artists, we have to open ourselves up to this experience. What frightens you? What do you desperately not want to deal with in your work? What wall of water stands in your way?”
(from the chapter “B’shallach: Fear”; each chapter is a week of the year, a week of exploration of the creative process. I’m planning to post a quote from each chapter, one per week, for as long as I can keep it up.)
You can find out more about The Artist’s Torah here:
The Artist’s Torah | David Ebenbach
David’s guide to the creative process, THE ARTIST’S TORAH, is an uplifting and down-to-earth guide to the creative process, wide open to longtime artists and first-time dabblers, to people of every