Makeup Artist Kevyn Aucoin Documentary

Actress and former makeup artist Tiffany Bartok will direct ‘Larger Than Life, The Kevyn Aucoin Story,’ featuring Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss and more.

“I began my career in film as a makeup artist and I met Kevyn while he was filming an episode of Sex and the City,” says Bartok. “I was a fan and his work greatly inspired my own. As a filmmaker, researching his personal and professional life, I became fascinated by its layers and complexities. And how strongly those around him were affected by the loss of him.”

via: Makeup Artist Kevyn Aucoin Doc in the Works (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter


Freedom of Expression?

“…Insuring the freedom of expression necessary to nourish the arts while bearing in mind limits of public understanding and tolerance requires unusual wisdom, prudence, and most of all, common sense.”

National Endowment for the Arts, Independent Commission


Edwige Belmore: Death of a Punk Queen

Lisa Webster, religious scholar & co-editor-in-chief of Religion Dispatches:

I met Edwige at an ashram in upstate New York in 1988, where she’d been living for a year — being clean, being happy. She was, of course, the person assigned to welcoming guests, sharing the house rules. Doing the door, in other words. She became my beloved, my guru, my frustration and joy, for the next five years in New York, then Seattle and Miami Beach. We went to India together for four months, too. Our breakup was just a jolt in the road — I have held close to her great heart for more than half my life. Her greatest grace? She loved fiercely and without fear. Edwige could cross a border like nobody else: high-low, fashion-street, church-ashram. Her two career aspirations as a child? Nun and race-car driver.

(emphasis mine, not in original)

via Edwige Belmore: Death of a Punk Queen | NYMag