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开玩笑,Brian Michael的婚戒?

 

今天同事给我看她刚订做的婚戒,RM1800一对,白金,女的有颗小钻石,男的虾米都没。
我拿在手中,看见戒指内刻着她明年的结婚日。幸好当时我没恍神,像平时一样拿到戒指就往手指套。这可是人家的结婚戒指啊,非同小可!

想起大概半年前,有网友提起他google QAF的Brian与Michael时,赫然发现一款婚戒就叫Brian Michael Collection,是一家已有20年的美国珠宝设计屋。也许创办人一个叫Brian一个叫Michael,又或者只有一人,全名就叫Brian Michael,又或者什么都不是。
可是,这真是一个美丽的巧合。见到这些戒指反面都刻了Brian Michael,我还是穿越了~~~ Continue reading

 

Queer as Folk小说(一):Brian & Michael的青葱时代

 

Dear Michael,

   Remember, with you, it’s real. With everyone else, it’s just all about sex.
                                                  Love,
                                                  Brian

  小说已经看完好久了,最近太忙一直没写,拖到今时今日。

  

  找到去KL大书局也没有,原来小说根本没引进大马。只好上ebay买,不到两周,三本小说就从Las Vegas寄过来了,快得出乎我意料。  
  三本小说,三个时段。
  第一本Every Nine Seconds——Brian和Michael高中毕业;
  第二本Never Tear Us Apart——Brian和Michael上大学,两人第一次分开;
  第三本Always Have Always Will——Brian刚踏入社会,两人生活方式不一样而渐行渐远。
  其实我更想看他俩14岁的故事,想知道他们第一次见面的情形。
  说真的,这三本的精彩程度其实比不上网上的同人小说(我只看BrianMichael同人,所以下面所说的都是BM文),我从没料到,网上居然是卧虎藏龙之地,油菜同学太多太多了!他们改写的剧本,续写的第6季,都比Queer as Folk精彩!而且文笔精堪得让我感叹,出小说也得看时机和运气啊!有时候翻到一本小说文句烂到不行内容陈腔烂调,我会在想,到底出版社看上哪一点要帮那些人出小说?
小说对比电视剧
  扯远了,这三本因为是SHOWtime版权所有,所以大可以拿来当Queer as Folk前传看。第一本小说是2003年出版,大致上可以看出电视剧作了哪些改变。
  好比Brian的贝壳手链,那是Michael送他的18岁生日礼物,Brian收到之后就一直戴着。剧中贝壳手链也算是Brian Kinney的另一个代表物品(除了他的公寓),这么重要的伏笔居然只因编剧怕得罪BJ粉而勿略掉了。都别说我不怨念BJ粉的强悍,硬生生把官配给拆散。
  跟电视剧不同的还有毕业舞会,原剧他们各有女舞伴,但舞会中途两人溜到Babylon。小说Brian的舞伴就是Michael,Michael的舞伴就是Brian,Brian还拉了Michael去拍prom date纪念照。
  比较郁闷是电视剧第一季Michael的哮喘病这个伏笔,小说并没提起。其实小说是电视剧拍第三季时才出,即然第一季跟第二季以后的都已经差落那么大(直接点来说就是走完样),出小说时删掉也影响不大。其实要不是几个超级Michael粉告诉我,我都没留意他有哮喘。
Brian never do repeat?
  说到小说跟电视剧最大的冲突还是Brian的设定,剧中说他从不重复上同一个人,但小说他重复上的可不止一人——他的足球教练Gary,他的汽车维修员Jake,他的大学同学,还有第三本更劲爆,Brian差点爱上了他的上司,这个等到第三本再说。Never do repeat?不是never,只是25岁以后才开始never吧?
  我相信Brian不是一开始就是Babylon slut,他高中时期还没现在那么复杂无情,当然也还没开始那个“同一人不干超过一次”的原则(原谅我用词粗俗)。Brian与Gary的关系,小说真的是用上relastionship,Brian也曾担心自己会爱上Gary。
  虽然说同人小说更精彩,但这一本还是看得我眉飞色舞,几乎是一口气把它给看完。18岁的Brian和Michael,毕业舞会,校园恶霸,逗趣的spin the bottle,同学间的暗恋,两人另类的第一次,青葱年代萌啊萌~
Michael的小女友Lisa
  很喜欢一些人物的设定,Michael有一个比Brian认识还要久的好朋友Lisa,Andy是暗恋Michael的高材生,后来也成了Michael的初恋(这是第二本了)。可惜Lisa第二本后就没再出现,这么重要的一个角色,对Michael这么重要的一个人。
   Michael自幼稚园认识Lisa,两人相识过程挺逗趣。
   The moment his mom had tried to leave him at school, he started screaming and crying. Nothing his mom or the teacher could do would calm him down. Then Lisa came over and smacked him in the arm." Shut Up, already." She said, “Okay." He’d replied, and calmed down. They were friends from that moment on.
  要不是认识了Brian,要不是Debbie那么开明先跟儿子说了你是gay,我想Michael很可能会跟Lisa成为一对儿。Lisa甚至称Debbie为mom,Michael也称呼Lisa母亲为mom,可爱的两小无猜。 Brian是早早就看透了Lisa暗恋Michael,还有Andy。
   Lisa likes you. Andy likes you. All you have to do is make a move on one of them. Or both of them.
  可怜的Lisa,可能她暗恋Michael比Andy更久,但她却是一点机会也没有。
   Have you ever wanted something really bad? And did you ever have that
moment when you realized you were never going to get what you wanted? I
can’t tell you how many years I spent… pining for you. Then I
finally realized I’d never have you. – Lisa

  这一刻我甚至有冲动希望Michael当时还摸不透自己的性取向,跟Lisa约会。虽然最后也会是一场空,但也至少曾经拥有。我喜欢这个Lisa。
暗恋Michael的高才生
  我也相当喜欢Andy,书里形容他是帅得很低调的男生,浅棕色的头发永远凌乱,戴眼镜,但不像书呆子。他是校内的高才生,后来跑去念医科。Brian一早就察觉Andy喜欢Michael,但Andy本身却还搞不清楚为何Michael在场自己会特别兴奋又紧张。
   "Would you like it if Mikey came?" Brian asked with full emphasis on the last word.
   Andy looked more confused by the question than uncomfortable with it. The kid probably didn’t even realize why he was so interested in knowing if Michael was going to the steel mill or not.
   Not every teenage boy was as secure in his sexuality as Brian Kinney.
  对於Andy暗恋Michael,Brian的心态也相当矛盾,他对有人喜欢亲近Michael感到高兴,却同时又不喜欢有人喜欢Michael。 下面那个didn’t love是原著的hightlight,不是我故意bold的。
   Brian kind of liked that
someone was excited by the prospect of spending time with Michael. Of
course, he didn’t love
the idea, but he pushed the unwanted feelings of
jealousy aside. It wasn’t that Brian had sexual feelings toward his
best friend. Michael was certainly attractive enough, although it
seemed he did whatever he could to cover up his looks. It was just that
in many case sex led to more complicated relationships. For Brian, sex
was purely recreational. He usually ignored intimacy with the guys in
his sexual life, and that was exactly why he never intended to let sex
get in the way of his friendship with Michael.
 
  Still, he was protective of Michael and didn’t want him going off on
his own with just anyone, or at least, that’s what he told himself.

  后来Brian做了一件让我想把他从书中拽出来勒死的事情——毕业舞会当天上了Andy。 这么一搞,Michael和Andy成了陌路人,要不是对Brian感情太深,会连他也一并绝交。

这两人到底什么关系?  
  天下无敌好朋友?14岁开始行影不离,连学校老师也知道,找不到Brian就会问Michael。
   “Brian hasn’t picked up his yearbook yet. Is he here?"
   "Why does everyone keep asking me where Brian is?" Michael asked, beginning to get annoyed again.
   "Because you two are always together." Mrs. Linden replied simply.

  两人经常在Michael房间独处,每次Brian爸爸半夜找不到儿子都会跑来Novotny家拍门;Michael出麻疹,Brian爬窗进来陪他,自己也染上。18岁生日当晚他跟Michael做的事情根本已是暖昧到极点,而且,送Michael香水作圣诞礼物?还送内裤?WHAAAAT?!!第三本Brian送了Michael一些不是朋友会送的东西,这个后面再提。
  毕业舞会那天,Brian点了歌向Michael邀舞,Michael因为Andy的事情在生气拒绝了,Brian说的话挺有意思:
   Fine. I’ll dance by myself. But someday, I promise… you and I will dance to this song.
  歌曲是Save the Last Dance,剧中Brian在Justin毕业舞会上跳的那一支。
  对於那班编剧,我真想25
  明明是一段最美丽的青梅竹马情,连UK原版要说的也是他们两人的故事,最后居然让一个路人抢当正配。我……我……息怒息怒,我已经花了一段时间,用无数篇的BM同人文来缓和自己。
  所以,现在我最想看的不是QAF电影版或第6季,而是QAF前传。只看Brian和Michael,如果是校园生活更佳。美国选角一向很厉害,肯定不难找到另一个很像Gale Harold和Hal Sparks的Brian和Michael。Ashton Kutcher就很像Gale,好些人认为去年美国偶像的David Archuleta很有Michael的气质,我觉得今年的Kris Allen也挺像,其实,最欠缺Michael气质的人应该是演Michael的Hal Sparks。我只能赞叹他的演技,同时怨念他跟Michael的大差异。

 

Queer as Folk,Always have, always will

 


Michael: You still love me?
Brian : Always have, always will.

这是最近我听过最美、最动人的一句话。

没想到全剧充满许多轰轰烈烈的爱情,最能感动我的却是一段纯洁到冒泡,没有开始过的初恋。虽然Brian是个装模作样的家伙,依然不太喜欢这号人物,但每次看到他为Michael做的一切,都令我感动,真是令人又爱又恨的混蛋! Continue reading

 

Queer as Folk英国版清新讨喜,美国版有笑有泪

 


连《Queer as Folk》的英国版也找了来看。我喜欢英国版的主题,只有10集,每集35分钟。美国版拖了5季,从当初的"相知相惜16载"变成"出柜少年抢爱大作战"——我最大的遗憾!

英国版是喜剧,没有美国的drama,连葬礼都是带笑出席(那是Ted的葬礼,英国版的Ted没那么好运,第3集就吸毒暴毙了)。英国版的主题音乐比较好听,插曲也比较有feel,听着Texas、Robbie Wiliams、Suede,当年求学时期的美好回忆又回来了! Continue reading

 

Queer as Folk,Brian & Michael show咧?

 


这两个礼拜天天煲剧到凌晨2、3点(第二天瑜伽打瞌睡),终算一口气把《Queer as Folk》5季看完,最喜欢的还是第1季,“Brian & Michael show”主题很明显,可惜第2季开始完全转了轨道,失了味儿走了调。

David没再出现害我彻底失望,Michael和Brian越走越远也令我泄气,一向对不喜欢的配对都选择眼不见为净——这是为何我看言情剧都是on and off 的——但是对此剧人物有了感情,也很难以抗拒Michael天真傻气的可爱模样,还有Emmett越来越帅气的造型,结果还是把它给看完。

听说英国原版最后是Michael与Brian在一起,Justin只是过客,也许我应该去找英国版来看,可惜英国版Michael远不及美国的可爱,英国版Brian也没有那么俊美,反而是英国版的Justin真的是美少年一个。 Continue reading

 

Queer as Folk,同志亦凡人

 


想看《Queer as Folk》很久了,最近才找到,看几集就上瘾,每天下班回来狂煲,终于煲完了第一季,现正疯狂搜寻剩余的几季。

有人称这是同志版《Sex and the City》,几个主角性格鲜明,幽默慧黠,跟一般同志片一样,当中也有人会为了工作隐瞒性取向,也有人要面对家庭压力,但更多时候是无须在意世俗眼光,不受批判,自由奔放的爱情。这部剧让我看到了很不一样的同志生活。 Continue reading