|A shirtless Marsden? OK! (From: hollywooddame.com)|
It seems to me, lately, I get much more excited to hear of couples adopting children. It's not only because of the fact that they are providing a home to a child that otherwise wouldn't have had much of a chance at a fulfilled life. It's more because of the fact that when I hear straight couples announce that they're "having" a baby, the only thing I really hear is, "Hey, y'all. We fuc*ed and now we're mixing our gene pools." Mostly, my eyes graze the faces and bodies of the couple, and begin to wonder if this is GOOD news. Then, I just want to ask whether or not they considered adoption first. Oh wait...I don't get that far, because I know the answer - they were just horny and the booze made them forget neither of them had protection.
Back to what MATTERS about Mr. Marsden. He has made two films that I find super interesting. Have you seen The 24th Hour starring Marsden and Scott Speedman? If not, and you're gay or an ally with a hunger for REALLY well done storytelling, Amazon.com that shi* immediately. I won't give away the plot, other than it involves holding James captive for most of the film. The premise of the film is amazing, and I really want to see the stage play now.
Read more about The 24th Hour here:
IMDB post on The 24th Hour...Yummy (From: IMDB.com)
The second film is Heights, which co-stars Glenn Close AND Rufus Wainwright. Yes, you read right...Wainwright. And, the results are good..VERY good. This is a story of secrets, and Marsden's got a good one.
Again, the storytelling, mixed with excellent cinematography, make this film stand out from all the HW (Hollywood) blockbusters that Marsden has been a part of. Not to say that those weren't thoroughly enjoyable due to his mug being visible throughout, but these two films are a notch above in actually caring about the story being told.
Check our more about Heights at IMDB as well - here:
Oh, yah...it has Elizabeth Banks in it as well. Heights details here. (From: IMDB.com)