9JKL wasn't a great show, it may not have even been a very good show, but I enjoyed it. There aren't many sit-coms on network TV that appeal to me these days, but 9JKL was comforting. I have loved Mark Feuerstein since his flash of ass crack on Once & Again (HERE:) a love that was cemented when he ran down the street towards Sandra Bullock in Practical Magic. My crush on 9JKL co-star David Walton will of course, continue, and hope he lands another show (one that sticks!) very soon.
CBC quietly cancelled the show recently, quietly, as they didn't so much announce it as slip in with several cancellations. It was great seeing Linda Lavin back on TV and there was room for an old fashioned sit-com on CBS. The network that kept on muli-seasons of the horrendously bad Two Broke Girls and Two And A Half Men, could have found room for a comedy with a bit more heart, and far fewer jr. high penis jokes. R.I.P 9JKL.
Last week I posted about my current TV passion, Schitt's Creek. The CBC/Pop show has brought me much joy the past few months and as of last week, after watching the season 4 finale, I am totally caught up. Although a Christmas episode will air later in the year, I am already looking forward to season 5 next year. In addition to the hot vet and the farm boy, both of whom I featured, there was a guest star in season 3 that deserved a little attention.
In the episode, Sebastien Raine, New York based photographer Sebastien Raine breezes into town to shoot Moira, and to catch up with his ex David. The mysterious and ultra hot French artist was played by the beautiful François Arnaud, and actor I recognized, minus the long hair, from his turn on The Borgias. Much like David, who calls Sebastien, 'really sexy, like in a homelessly way' I was also more than a bit intrigued by Sebastien, and not just because of his sweaters.
Schitt's Creek (2013)
Sebastien was played byFrançois Arnaud, an actor who stole focus and attention the moment he appeared on screen. In addition to The Borgia's, many of you might recognize the French-Canadian actor from his roles on Blindspot and Midnight Texas. Although Sebastien and David rekindled their relationship, (the physical piece at least) it was brief and Sebastien didn't lose his homelessly sexy wardrobe. But... a quick search uncovered his nude scene in last years Permission.
'Nick was not much of a talker, not sure if it was because he is usually not a talkative person, or because I was painting his face (and his entire body), but he surely talked a lot with those deep, beautiful eyes.'
I have been enjoying those deep, beautiful eyes since first seeingRichard Rothstein's work with Nick last fall. As undeniably hot his body is, especially when in motion, it's definitely Nick's eyes that demand the viewers attention. Sultry, knowing and intense, sometimes seeming almost disinterested while at the same... laser focused, staring straight back, meeting, even challenging the the many sets of eyes devouring what's in front of them.
FH readers are well aware of how much I love to explore process. Whenever I am drawn to an image or art piece, I am always curious about it's creation and how all the pieces came together to create the final visual I am enjoying. For some, process is unimportant, the final creation is all that matters. For me however, the final image is more like the last chapter of book, a book I want to explore from the beginning.
Seeing the final artistry of color on Nick's incredible canvas is magnificent. Through his images however, Richard gives us an inside look, a voyeuristic view of the artist at work, and the stages of the body painting process. The artist at work is Heezy Yang, an extraordinary makeup artist, illustrator and photographer from Seoul Korea. Heezy is also one Korea’s most famous drag queens (Hurricane Kimchi) and equal rights
and queer activists and founder of LGBTQIA+ And Allies In Korea.
Richard and Heezy have been collaborating on art projects for about seven years, and when given Heezy as just in New York for a visit, they decided it was time to collaborate on Nick! Richard says this was a new exploration for both of them, and adds that Nick was wonderful, and made the perfect canvas. Heezy began by pouring paint onto Nick's shoulders and allowing it to slide down over Nick's naked body. Heezy then used his brushes to fill in design and detail, finishing with up by completing Nick's face.
The inspiration for design was DJINN, an invisible spirit from Muslim mythology mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals. For those in the Western work, DJINN would be close to our devils and demons, evil beings of the spirit world. The term has also made it into Pop Culture, most notably, as part of the series Supernatural.
'Djinn are humanoid creatures with tattooed skin that prefer to live in large ruins with a lot of places to hide. They feed on human blood and can poison their victims with a touch. Their poison causes reality-altering hallucinations and can be used either to kill their victims quickly, or to leave victims in a coma-like state while the Djinn feeds on their blood over a long period of time. Djinn are best classified as genies and are able to read a person's mind to learn their deepest desires.'
When Djinn access their powers, either their eyes glow blue or their tattoos move extend down their arms. Clearly Nick's eyes are glowing blue, and appears to be reading our minds, quickly uncovering our desires. Speaking of glowing blue, you may remember the last time I featured Richard's work with Nick I mentioned there would be a messy ending to shiny satin sheet... Body paint usually washed off skin well, so hopefully Richard will be able to save the sheet! If you want to check out more shots of Richard's and Heezy's artistry with Nick, head on over to THE OVER-FLOW HERE: