Saturday, August 21, 2004

Super Freakin', redux

When a commercial for the new movie prequel Exorcist: The Beginning flashed across the screen just now, for some strange reason (you know how my brain works) I recalled that Linda Blair, who as a teenaged child actor 30 years ago starred in the William Friedkin-directed original, used to date funk singer Rick James, who passed away earlier this month.

Rick James and Linda Blair. I can't even imagine what it must have been like living in a house with the Super Freak and the Satan-possessed Regan MacNeil, who went on to star in a string of sleazy, fetishistic flicks wherein she played young women who end up raped and imprisoned (Born Innocent, Sweet Hostage, Red Heat, and the ever-popular Chained Heat). I'll wager there are untold horror stories from that relationship that if revealed would, in the words of George Carlin, infest your soul, curve your spine, and keep the Allies from winning the war.

As legend has it, James wrote his hit "Cold Blooded" in the throes of his enthrallment with Blair. How much actual blood was involved, only Ms. Blair now knows. I checked her Web site — she isn't telling.

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Anonymous Anonymous offered these pearls of wisdom...

so obvious

5:41 PM  

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