Chile From Within

What are the similarities between Jodorowsky and Thomas, Limbaugh and Manson?

Posted in Chile culture, Chile film, Viva Chile by tomasdinges on January 22, 2007

A propósito de nada…

I just found out that conservative US Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas acted as the acting religious figure for the marriage for much reviled and very popular conservative radio host, Rush Limbaugh, (who has been married three times.)

«Casar a Manson es lo más surrealista que he hecho en mi vida»

The only thing that came to mind, more perfect and strange, was the Chilean psycho-magician, spiritualist and surrealist movie director, Alejandro Jodorowsky, as the acting religious interpreter for the marriage of Marilyn Manson and his porcelain-skinned cabaret queen Dita Von Teese. Jodorowsky will be counting on Manson´s (and Nick Nolte´s) participation for a new film, the first in 17 years, called KingShot, a “metaphysical spaghetti gangster film.”

Manson and Von Teese apparently had been seeing each other since 2001. And just as soon as I was to make a facile comparison in dedication to a formal and conservative institution such as marriage and Limbaugh, the guy married three times, I find out that Warner and Sweet (their real names) are in the process of getting divorced.

At least the Manson and crew admit their fondness for sex and drugs, unlike Long Dong Silver and Mr. Oxycontin.

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  1. Randy Paul said, on January 23, 2007 at 2:35 am

    Have you ever seen El Topo? I had no idea Jodorowsky was Chilean.

  2. tomasdinges said, on January 23, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    Nope, only the Montaña Sagrada.

    Although from reading the description of El Topo, it seems quite a trip in itself. Ive heard about scenes where babies play, and lose, Russian Roulette.

    Jodorowsky, grew up on the 22nd parallel, as he notes on his web page, in the northern coastal town of Tocopilla.

    Curiously enough, and totally unrelated, Tocopilla is the cuna of the Chilean baseball.


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