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- 04/12/12--12:50: A Guide to Coachella 2012
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- 04/12/12--14:44: From the Archives: Extreme Aggression, September 1999
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- 04/17/12--15:15: Artist/Photographer Vincent Skeltis Re-Makes Vanity 6's "Nasty Girl"
The 13th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is this weekend (and next weekend, too) and -- great news! -- you're going. For three days, you'll enjoy fun, sun and some of the most exciting musical acts on the planet. And as for the heatstroke, cripplingly depressing comedowns and Youtube videos of you doing shit like this, well, just deal with all of that on Monday. As for now, your plate is probably full enough, so I'm here to make your trip just a little bit easier. With so many bands on the bill, there are going to be schedule conflicts, so I've gone ahead and made some of the tough decisions for you. Without further ado, here's your handy guide to Coachella 2012.
12:00 Great news! Your day starts off easy. Head over to the Gobi tent for abstract synth-poppers Abe Vigoda.
1:00 Hang around the Gobi and try and spot confused teenagers waiting for Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All during Wolf Gang's set.
2:05 Try to stay for a bit of progressive Americana outfit Other Lives, but be on time for LA's own Kendrick Lamar at 2:40 at the Coachella stage. Bring weed.
3:40 Stay through for James, take a drink every time some bro loudly requests "Laid".
4:25 Head on over to the Outdoor Theatre for some Neon Indian. Shame this guy isn't playing at night.
5:45 You'll probably be tempted to find a nice patch of grass and stay put for Girls (pizza and a bottle of wine not included), but check out rap freakazoids Death Grips over at the Gobi for a needed charge.
7:00 It's Wu Lyf versus Madness, but it's also dinner time. Go get an arepa or something.
8:00 This one's tough: Pulp at 7:50 against Frank Ocean at 8:15. Too bad Z-Trip isn't on the bill to split the difference. But in all seriousness, go see Pulp.
8:50 This move will pretty much determine the rest of your night. Go for Mazzy Star at the Outdoor Theatre (followed by Explosions In the Sky) if you're planning on saving yourself for Saturday, or you could go on a real tear with the Rapture in the Mojave tent, followed by M83. At that point, you might as well grit your teeth and bear Swedish House Mafia at 11:30 on the Coachella Stage, because that's where all the college girls will be.
12:00 Great news! You get to sleep in. I've never heard of roughly 75% of these brunch bands.
2:30 Head to the Outdoor Theatre for the always-reliable Destroyer. If it's a bust, you always have sassy rap phenomenon Azealia Banks at 2:50 in the Gobi tent. But my guess is it won't be a bust. Hey, festivals are hard work.
3:40 Obligatory "go ogle Grace Potter" break.
4:50 It's tUnE-yArDs versus the Buzzcocks, and as much as it pains me to say it, go see t-y. A tailor-made Coachella band.
6:00 Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Andrew Bird or Manchester Orchestra? Go get a popsicle.
7:20 No one's gonna tell you to go see Squeeze over Jeff Mangum. Except me. Better yet, go get situated in the Gobi tent for the 1-2 punch of St. Vincent followed by Flying Lotus (sorry, Shins and Feist).
9:30 Yes, go ahead, you're allowed. Go see Bon Iver.
10:00 Run back and forth like a lunatic between Godspeed You! Black Emperor at the Mojave tent and SBTRKT at the Gobi. Try not to puke.
11:05 Man, these set times are approximate. Smoke the rest of the night away with Radiohead on the Coachella Stage and later with A$AP Rocky in the Gobi.
12:00 You guys are safe until Wild Beasts at 3:25. Besides, if you hear that any of these early bands are worth seeing, you can always come back next week.
4:10 Graze on over to Real Estate in the Gobi tent, and stay for Thundercat at 5:20 for a double dose of the sublime.
5:30 An easy one: Skip Wild Flag and head over to the Mojave for beat maestro araabMUZIK.
6:55 Catch feelings at either the Weeknd at the Outdoor Theatre or Gotye at the Mojave. Just kidding about Gotye. There will be better drugs at the Weeknd, plus: Boys with no girlfriends, and girls claiming not to have boyfriends.
7:45 This is your last chance to do it big, so ping-pong from Justice on the Coachella Stage, then to Girl Talk at 8:25 at the Outdoor (but not for long, because c'mon, you've seen the guy before), then back for the righteous return of At The Drive-In.
10:35 If you miss Dre and Snoop, I swear to god I'll fly across the country and smack you.
Get home safe!
Ground-breaking Malian photographer, Malick Sidibé, brings his work to the agnès b. Galerie Boutique this spring in a new exhibit entitled, aptly enough, "The Great Malick Sidibé Solo Show!" The collection will center on Sidibé's work documenting Bamako's street and nightlife scenes during the 1960s and 70s, including the famous photo "Nuit de Noel" (Happy Club) Bamako, 1963 (above). The show opens this Saturday, April 14th and runs through June 3.
Sidibé, whose work is in the permanent collections of MoMA and the Met, has been a leading figure in the Malian art community since before his country's independence from France in 1960. Fashion has always been integral to his work and, in our July 1999 issue, PAPER even met Sidibé on the beaches of Bamako for a swimsuit photo shoot with some of the cutest kids in town. Check out our images from the PAPER archives below:
agnès b. Galerie Boutique, 50 Howard Street, New York City
You know what? We're pissed.
We may or may not have just been yelled at. We also may be a tad hungover. And to top it all off, it's Thursday, and we can't believe we're going to go out tonight and will still have to come into work tomorrow.
OK, enough of our whining; our lives aren't that bad. But let's blow off some steam anyway, and have a good laugh at this aggression-themed shoot from September 1999, shot by Carlos Serrao and styled by Timothy Reukauf. Normally we'd say a word or two about the shoot, but we're pretty sure this one's self-explanatory. Wow, we feel better already!
Carolina wears a shirt by TO2 by Todd Oldham, Choker by Frou by Paige Novick.
Carolina wears a dress by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Miu Miu, stockings by Victoria's Secret, suitcase by Samsonite.
Nico wears a suit and tie by Polo Ralph Lauren, shoes by Jeffrey West for Paul Smith, briefcase by Louis Vuitton. Kevin wears a suit by Emporio Armani, shirt by Yohji Yamamoto Pour Homme, tie by Gianfranco Ferre, shoes by Polo Ralph Lauren.
Libby wears a sweater by DKNY. Keaton wears a top by Clements Ribeiro, pants by Kikwear. Judd wears an outfit by Jil Sander.
Marylene wears a dress by Anna Sui, shoes by Jil Sander. Tia wears an outfit by Jil Sander, shoes by Emporio Armani.
Carolina wears a suit by Tocca, bracelet by Erickson Beamon, bag by Ancela Natashi, M.A.C. nail polish.
Altie wears a suit and shirt by Paul Smith, tie by Polo Ralph Lauren. Anja wears a top by Moschino, blouse by Moschino Cheap & Chic. Benjamin wears a sweater and vest by Versus.
Lien wears a sweater and turtle neck sweater by DKNY, skirt by Clemets Ribeiro, shoes by Fornarina. Joe wears a shirt by John Bartlett, pants by Dockers, seater by Sandy Dalal, shoes by D&G, belt by Polo Ralph Lauren.
Megan wears a sweater by Moschino Cheap & Chic, pants by D&G, shoes by DKNY, glasses by Matsuda Eyewear. Nik wears a shirt by Byblos, pants by Versus, belt by Moschino Uomo, shoes by Nike. Pearl wears a top by Sergio Valente, skirt by Orfi, shoes by Buffalo Boots.
With Coachella right around the corner, legions of girls will be buying feathers, bikinis, jean cut-offs and headbands while dudes are stock up on day-glo man tanks, frat-star shades and ironic vintage basketball jerseys. These accoutrements will be repeated at Bonnaroo, Pitchfork, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and on and on and on, evidence of the popularity of the indie aesthetic. And then there was The Vans Warped Tour.
Whereas now many music festivals sway to a dance-heavy vibe, since 1995 The Vans Warped Tour has been traveling the country unapologetically celebrating all things rock 'n roll. A new documentary, No Room for Rockstars, the Vans Warped Tour Movie, takes a look at the manic fest, talking to everyone from the excited teenagers in the parking lot to the grizzled roadies to even the rock stars themselves. Currently available on iTunes, the doc will come out on DVD on May 15 and you can check out the trailer above.
Yep, you heard that right. New York's (le) Poisson Rouge will provide the setting and the iPod charger for another installment of Macaulay Culkin's dance party. The actor literally plugs in his iPod and gets down to business (or so we hear). The party's free but we're guessing it fills up pretty quick (I mean, shit, the guy from Home Alone and Party Monster is playing music from his iPod!) so play it safe and arrive close to the 10pm start time. Artist Sally Grosart has even made a paper doll of "Mack" and his apple device for the occasion.
(le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., New York
Chris Elliott and Jason Woliner on the set of Eagleheart.
In comedy jargon, if a performer "kills" it means the comedian
succeeds in getting laughs. Eagleheart,
the action-comedy series whose second season premieres tonight on Adult Swim at
midnight, is a show that literally kills -- the laughs are huge, and so is the
body count. PAPERMAG met up with the Eagleheart's
masterminds, comedy-nerd hero Chris Elliott, who stars as Chris Monsanto, a
trigger-happy U.S. Marshal, and Jason Woliner, the show's 31-year-old director
and co-writer, to discuss the upcoming season over coffee on the Upper West
Side. "There's definitely more blood this season," Woliner promises. "We had
doubles of every costume, because they'd just get splattered with blood."
Despite the 20-year age gap between Elliott and Woliner, the
duo shares a similar absurdist comic sensibility. Woliner directed MTV's Human Giant, helping establish the
sketch troupe as the most beloved comedians in dorm rooms of the '00s. And Elliott
achieved comedy-icon status through his years doing bits on Late Night with David Letterman, his
groundbreaking early-'90s Fox sitcom Get
a Life and his endearingly smarmy performances in the Farrelly brothers'
movies, Kingpin and There's Something About Mary. And let's
not forget Elliott's cult classic, 1994's Cabin Boy, a much maligned,
misunderstood goofball comedy that has been embraced by the current generation
of burgeoning comedians.
"When we started writing the first season of Eagleheart, I went back and rewatched Cabin Boy," Woliner says, "and I realized that I know every line in that movie."
"Oh, Jesus," Elliott says, rolling his eyes. "Occasionally, [Cabin Boy] will come on cable, and I'll watch it. It still looks weird to me, and it's definitely a flawed movie. But it's still fun and funny, and it's a completely different kind of movie. I'll give it that much. I mean, that movie was completely vilified when it came out, and it ruined my career for a couple of years, so it's interesting to hear about it from a new perspective."
As Eagleheart fans can attest, the show is the perfect vehicle for Elliott -- the jokes come fast and furious, and dripping with sarcasm. But the original pilot script wasn't written specifically for Elliott. "When we were casting, we met with Christopher McDonald, Tom Sizemore. That was really awkward," Woliner says. "He's a great actor -- he was in Saving Private Ryan! But that was really uncomfortable. Rowdy Roddy Piper. William Forsythe, they came in. A real rogue's gallery. Honestly, if it was one of those guys, I don't know if I'd have stuck with it. But as soon as the opportunity came up to work on a show with Chris Elliott, I was excited."
As soon as Elliott was onboard, the show's tone switched gears from a Walker, Texas Ranger satire, to a 11-minute tour de force that feels like a classic Chris Elliott bit, but one that's experiencing severe 'roid rage. Eagleheart's ensemble cast is rounded out by Maria Thayer (Strangers with Candy) and Brett Gelman (The Other Guys). "We're all sort of like our characters in real life, to a certain degree," Elliott says. "Maria's the pretty, sensible one. Brett is the complete moron. And I'm just this old guy who needs a drink -- he's bitter, surly. Other than the same name, that's what I have in common with him -- surliness, bitterness and alcoholism."
From left to right: Chris Elliott, Brett Gelman and Maria Thayer.
Similar to Elliott's previous work, and to Human Giant, Eagleheart doesn't have any boundaries when it comes to getting a laugh. In both the first and second seasons, Elliott can only remember one instance when he raised a red flag at a gag pitched by Woliner and the show's writers. "In the first season, I set up a politician by putting a dead boy in his bed," Elliott says. "I said, 'Could we at least get an adult instead of a little boy?' That was the only time I objected to a joke. But [Woliner] ended up getting a teenager anyway, and they put a fake mustache on him, to make him look like he was an adult, just to appease me."
Eagleheart's success has been cheered on by a rabid fan following on the Internet, and it's a mysterious fanbase that both Elliott and Woliner have tried to pinpoint. "There's that website OkCupid, the dating site. And I was wondering if there's anyone on there who listed Eagleheart as their favorite show," Woliner says. "It was all fat dudes, and one Asian lady, who I believe was a lesbian. I was just curious if attractive people watch Eagleheart, and the answer is no."
"It's really hard to say who this show is for!" Elliott adds "I mean, I'm the star, and I'm 51 years old. It's on the Cartoon Network. It's incredibly violent. We're all kind of complete idiots in it. We're nasty to each other. There's nothing heartwarming about it. But it makes people laugh, and right out of the gate, people got it."
In addition to more blood and jokes, Eagleheart's second season will also feature cameos from Ben Stiller, Conan O'Brien (who executive produces the show), Dean Norris from Breaking Bad and Bud Cort from Harold and Maude. "It reminds me a little bit of when I was shooting Cabin Boy," Elliott says of Eagleheart. "Some days, I'll have no idea what's going on. I'll just say, 'OK boys, tell me where to stand and what to say.' It's in situations like that where I think I do my best work."
Eagleheart premieres tonight at midnight on Adult Swim.
2. Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!
4. Beyoncé wrote a fan letter to Michelle Obama. [Flavorwire]
5. Re. Courtney Love's recent Twitter rant alleging that Dave Grohl had made inappropriate advances toward her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain has released an official statement of her own.
6. Whimsical pop-up dinner, Diner en Blanc, is headed to Philadelphia and Las Vegas this summer. [Eater]
7. It's not a good day for band reunions: looks like 98 Degrees won't get back together after all. Sorry to squash your boy band dreams. [Perez Hilton]
8. Apparently Matt Groening did not actually reveal that The Simpsons live in Oregon after all and it was simply a misunderstanding. [TV Guide]
Jimmy Fallon premiered Downton Sixbey last night on his show. Fred Armisen as Lady Edith = magic. And Brooke Shields is amazing as Cora Crawley ("Howdy!"). Watch it here.
BuzzFeed has landed the first interview with Maru, the most famous cat on the Internet, and it features nuggets like this: "I'm inspired by tasty meals! I love tuna and white chicken meat." Behold: A mysterious photo of Freddie Mercury riding Darth Vader. [via Katie Notopoulous/BuzzFeed]
Along those same lines, Michael Jackson holding a huge pair of underwear with doves on his wrists. [via Dangerous Minds]
A salute to TV's Sweatshirt Boyfriends: "Give us a man who eats sandwiches out of the garbage, please." [via Vulture]
Burger King is testing out a new bacon sundae. [via Time]
Boobstagram: now a thing. [via Gizmodo]
Shabazz Palaces at S.O.B.'s
The alternative rap duo led by Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler (formerly of the Digable Planets) heads to the legendary hip-hop, world music and R&B club for a set that promises to be much more than your average rap act.
S.O.B.'s, 204 Varick St. 9:30 p.m. $12
Largehearted Lit at WORD
Blogger David Gutowski combines two of his favorite passions -- music and literature (and writing about both) -- at this monthly series and tonight's readings will feature author Will Boast reading from his short story collection about youth culture, thirtysomethings and aging rock stars, Power Ballads, and Eleanor Henderson reading from her debut novel, Ten Thousand Saints, a coming-of-age tale that traverses nearly 20 years in the life of a group of friends, parents, children, and lovers. After the readings, you'll want to stick around for the yet-to-be-announced musical guest.
WORD, 126 Franklin St., Greenpoint. 7 p.m. Free
Dom at Glasslands
The pop rock group heads to Glasslands for what will surely be a raucous and kooky Friday the 13th show alongside openers Zambri (who's celebrating an album release) and Night Manager.
Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave., Williamsburg. 8:30 p.m. $12
With record sales declining and bands making a bigger slice of their income from live performances, booking agents may well be the new talent scouts, taking over the traditional role of A&R men and women. Their opinions influence the country's top promoters and venue bookers. Coachella, the biggest grossing music festival in the world, is booked exclusively by Paul Tollett, the man behind Goldenvoice. In a new interview with Billboard Magazine he reveals the most influential booking agents in the world:
1. Kirk Sommer (William Morris Endeavor)
Clients include: Adele, The Killers, Ellie Goulding, Steve Aoki
2. Tom Windish (The Windish Agency)
Clients include: Justice, Neon Indian, Foster the People, M83, Friendly Fires
3. Carole Kinzel (Creative Artists Agency)
Clients include: Tori Amos, Alanis Morissette, Radiohead, The Cure, Lana Del Rey
4. Paul Morris (AM Only)
Clients include: Skrillex, Tiesto, Carl Cox, Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke
5. Dave Kaplan (The Agency Group)
Clients include: The Black Keys, The Kills, Nicole Atkins, Black Lips
[Ed. note: We were unable to find a usable photo of Dave Kaplan but if you want to see all of these high-powered music agents getting "iced" c. 2010, click here.]
CFDA head Steven Kolb mused that if he were to start his own mag, it might revolve around his obsession with owls and be called Hoot. (But online only!) [Via nymag/Fashionista]
Calvin Klein has a "Katniss" dress in honor of The Hunger Games' leading lady. [Fashionista]
Top modeling agency, Wilhelmina, is hosting an open casting call for models 30 and older. The winner will receive a contract with the agency, a fashion spread in O Magazine, a $1000 swim wardrobe from Miraclesuit and a $1000 gift card from Macy's. [Racked]
Karl Lagerfeld will be showing Chanel's 2013 resort collection this May in the Palace of Versailles gardens. [Fashionologie]
The new exhibition, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashion, opens today at Paris' Musée Galliera and shows off the Balenciaga designer's personal collection, which spans 300 years and includes French bead-embroidered shoes made in 1730. [Style.com]
Okay, before your head explodes, we'll break it down for you:
1. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is getting his own talk show called The World Tomorrow
2. It will air on RT, the network formerly known as Russia Today
3. Hip-hop artist M.I.A. has recorded the theme music
A known supporter of the Wikileaks founder, M.I.A. reportedly met Assange in London, where he remains under house arrest, facing extradition to Sweden where he has been accused of sexual assault. Apparently the two hit it off: the singer couldn't contain her excitement and tweeted yesterday, "julian assange borrowed my computer last week, im still FREAKING OUT !!!!!" while Wikileaks made it clear the feeling was mutual by tweeting, "M.I.A. is the Julian Assange of pop music."
The show will debut on April 17th and in a press release, the network said of the show, "Over the past two months, [Assange's] temporary home in the English countryside has played host to a series of extraordinary conversations with some of the most interesting and controversial people alive." No word whether M.I.A. will be featured as a guest but it's certainly a possibility.
Watch the show's promo below (we *think* sans M.I.A's music):
Last night at the landmark Cartier Mansion on Fifth Avenue, the French jewelry powerhouse unveiled a new exhibition, "New York City in the 70s," that celebrates the company's iconic designs from the era and the dynamic city that served as inspiration. The exhibit, which will be open to the public from April 13th - May 8th, also highlighted the relaunch of jeweler Aldo Cipullo's nail bracelet -- known as Juste Un Clou -- that he originally designed for the house in 1971 and which has come to symbolize the raw energy of New York in that infamous decade. After a preview of the show uptown, the party moved downtown to Skylight SoHo where guests like Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Olivier Theyskens, and Chanel Iman were treated to DJ sets provided by the Misshapes and James Murphy as well as a surprise performance by 2012 Beautiful Person Rita Ora. Check out some pictures of the raucous fun below:
When not headlining music fests like Coachella, the gents of The Black Keys seem to have found time to "kidnap" Anthony Bourdain in Kansas City and take him for some delicious-looking BBQ at KC institution Woodyard BBQ. Unfortunately embedding was disabled but click here to check out the No Reservations clip on the Travel Channel site and to watch the band talk about their $5/day food budget (we assume this was before they were headlining Madison Square Garden) as well as Dan Auerbach's love of mediocre wonton soup.
Golf is having a moment and finally it has nothing to do with Tiger Woods and his mistresses. The Bubba Watson craze is bringing new energy and drawing new fans to the sport as is Miuccia Prada's haute '80s golf look for men. In the spirit of the sport's newfound (rediscovered?) swag, we've got a golf-themed shoot from PAPER's August 1997 issue for you! Shot by Calliope and styled by Stefan Campbell, the editorial features lots of golf clubs and lots of 'tude.
Oh, and don't miss the squiggly whirlpool thing superimposed on the pictures! It reminds us of Spin Art. Remember that?
Minh wears a sweatshirt and polo shirt by Pivot Rules, cap by Kangol, ring by Robert Lee Morris.
Jason wears a jacket and pants by Phat Farm, hat by Kangol. Mike wears a jacket by Phat Farm, shirt by Pivot Rules, pants by Tommy Hilfiger, shoes by Nike, cap by Gap.
Panama wears a pullover by Phat Farm, vest and polo shirt by Gap, cap by Paul Smith. Jason wears a shirt by J. Lindeberg, pants by Nautica.
Nicole wears a turtleneck by Diesel, shirt by Tocca, hat by Phat Farm, socks by Mossimo, loafers by Wannabe by Patrick Cox. Natacha wears a skirt by Tocca, hat and socks by Mossimo, shoes by Johnston and Murphy, wristband by Nike, shirt model's own. Anatoliy wears a sweater and cardigan by Giorgio Armani, pants by Emporio Armani, cap by Kangol, bracelet and ring by Robert Lee Morris, necklace by Calin Jewelry.
Lars wears a dress and cardigan by Miu Miu, golf-shoe bag by Louis Vuitton, shoes by Sigerson Morrison, socks by Gap. Daniel wears a sweater by J. Crew, pants by Paul Smith, shoes and socks by Ralph Lauren, hat by Kangol, watch by Tag Heuer.
Nicole wears a jacket by Tocca, scarf by J. Lindeberg.
1. It's probably safe to assume that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are officially engaged now that Jolie's wearing a big ol' sparkler designed by Pitt himself on her ring finger. [Fashionista]
2. We know they're teeny-tiny but these miniature food sculptures are somehow still making us hungry! [Flavorwire]
3. People accuse Mitt Romney of "having a problem with women voters" but will he soon have a problem with canines? His wife Ann's birthday party is being hosted by someone who was once arrested for barbecuing a dog! [via Jezebel]
4. Young Republican Girls Gone Wild c. 1941 -- these GOPers actually seem fun! [Animal New York]
5. Kids in a band playing Rammstein covers. [Dangerous Minds]
6. London's legendary Rough Trade record shop will open its first U.S. location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn this fall. The shop will also include a live performance space, managed by NYC promoters, Bowery Presents. [Guardian]
8. Need to buy a new lamp? How about one made from spoons? [Design Milk]
Check out the video above and don't say we didn't warn you.
Beautiful People 2012: Rita Ora
After seeing the fantastic new show by Berlin artist Evol over at NYC's Jonathan LeVine Gallery (529 West 20th Street), we wondered: How does he do that? His works on cardboard are trompe l'oeil depictions of buildings and the artist just answered our question by posting this time-lapse video. You can check out an example of his finished work on the "Last Look" page of the current issue of PAPER and also see the exhibit at Jonathan LeVine until May 5.
The Last Look: Evol
Artist and photographer Vincent Skeltis happened across Vanity 6's original video for "Nasty Girl" and, inspired by its early 80s
awfulness fabulousness ("The original video is fucking awful, and wonderfully so"), he set about re-making it with model Jocelyn Saldana (no relation to Zoe). Saldana, who previously caught peoples' attention (and stares) when she posed nude in photographer Zach Hyman's subway art photos, shyly traipses around Brooklyn listening to a song by The Weeknd before suddenly letting loose her inner 80s diva when the track switches to "Nasty Girl." Check out the brunette Chloe Sevigny doppelgänger werking it above.