Oh man. I love Michaels. I used to obsess over the fact that all the male leads on Boardwalk Empire other than Steve Buscemi were named Michael, each scrumptious in their own way: giant Frankenstein (FUCKENSTEIN?) man beast Michael Shannon; eternally smoking pillow lipped petulant beauty Michael Pitt; force of nature Michael K Williams; and underrated, but just absolutely delightfully full of intrigue and depth Michael Stuhlbarg. MICHAELS! After Boardwalk Empire systematically removed all the Michaels from my world, I was bereft, lost in a Michael-free sea. But this Holiday Award Season has been good to me, in terms of Michaels! Michael Shannon graces us with his presence in a supporting role in this month’s Freeheld, and Celebrated Penis Haver Michael Fassbender shows us the outline of Known Penis in Macbeth. I don’t know if he shows it in Jobs. I’m not watching that movie. Here are two just absolutely delightful shoots of each Michael: Fassy by Bruce Weber. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I’M THE LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE! And Michael Shannon by David Cronenberg’s fantastically talented daughter Caitlin. Oh! I AM the luckiest girl alive! An heir to creepydom shoots M.Shan & known-beautiful-man photographer shoots Fassy. Bless these Holy Michaels and keep them safe, oh Lord of Sex.
Michael Fassbender by Bruce Weber for T Magazine, September 2015
Michael Shannon by Caitlin Cronenberg for Man of the World, Fall 2015