Neng Wulan and what women wear

I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
~Oscar Wilde

As expected I suppose, the dark forces of conservatism are warning against the impending visit of US superstar Lady Gaga to these hallowed shores:

"I call on Lady Gaga to respect Indonesia’s cultural and traditional values. Most people here cannot tolerate her revealing outfits and sexy performances. Please do not destroy our nation's morality and ruin our dignity.”

Hmm. I wonder what he means by that? And how has the country’s dignity not already been ruined by the raucous exhibitionism of Indonesia’s home grown starlets like Mela Barbie, who titillate the masses at gaudy dangdut concerts?

So why pick on a foreigner?

This assault on Lady Gaga comes shortly after a much ridiculed proposal by an Indonesian minister to ban miniskirts - citing them as “pornographic”.

This raises questions, of course, as to what yardstick these people are using to measure pornography:

"Well, we still haven't established the criteria, but we know pornography when see it," said the minister. "There should be general criteria, for example skirts worn by women must flow past the knees."

Well I don’t think he can see any further than his nose.

Which is probably a good thing too.

Neng Wulan has set the Indonesian modeling world ablaze with her devastating lingerie photoshoot.

Karolin Margret Natasa (PDIP) video tape

Karolin Margret Natasa is a member of the Indonesian Parliament representing the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP).

She represents West Kalimantan and in her professional life she is a doctor.

Karolin also sits on Commission 9 at the House of Representatives.

But the beautiful politician is now making the headlines for the wrong reasons: her alleged performance in a very steamy 3gp video tape.

Way to go!!!!

Karolin Margret Natasa (PDIP)

Karolin Margret Natasa (PDIP)

Karolin Margret Natasa (PDIP)

Karolin Margret Natasa (PDIP)

Zahra Jasmine: a sweet morsel

He rolls it under his tongue as a sweet morsel.
~Matthew Henry

Zahra Jasmine may have a sweet name.

But don’t be fooled.

Because she also has a WILD side to her as well!

1) She’s not afraid to strip off. “I love to see my face and body in a photo. Many people say my photos are sexy. Well, yes, I like to show my sensual side. I want people (guys presumably: ed) to appreciate my work as art and not with naughty thoughts or with lust (well that might not always be the case!: ed). My work is art.”

2) She likes sex. “yes, sex is nice, but for me it’s sacred. That means it must be based on love, undertaken on the basis of mutual love. In this way, sex is beautiful and enjoyable and also comforting. Not like torture (she obviously doesn’t like S&M! Hahaha!: ed).

3) And she likes guys. “A guy brings color into a woman’s life. He makes her complete. He can be made to feel sad, happy, jealous or angry. In short, a guy makes a woman understand the meaning of love…”

Zahra Jasmine has a really sexy bod and weighs only 50kg (what, only 50kg?!!!!  OMG!!!– ed).

Zahra Jasmine

She has done quite a lot of magazine photo shoots (Popular, Formen etc), but has only appeared in one film so far (Pulau Hantu 3).

So let’s hope she goes far. Because sweetness always tastes good! Hahaha!

Modus Anomali film review

Modus Anomali film review
What is it with Indonesian filmmakers and their inability to come up with even a remotely plausible plot?

Modus Anomali, the new film by Joko Anwar, merely continues this tradition of incredulity:

“A man is on a holiday in the woods with his wife and two kids when they are surprised by the arrival of an uninvited guest...”

Yep, the woods is such a great place for a holiday. Why would anyone want to go to Bali eh?

“Suddenly, he experiences a time lapse. Before he understands what’s going on, he finds himself separated from his family. And when he starts finding several alarm clocks that seem to have been planted throughout the woods, he knows he has to race with time if he wants to see his family alive.”

Alarm clocks in the woods? Race against time? Now who would have thought of a cliché like that?

‘Not one for the children’, this film is a proverbial ‘gore fest of gratuitous killings’ - so expect to see MANY happy families in the cinema to see this one. The film, however, does have its redeeming features it must be said, especially in the form of Hannah Al Rashid, Izzi Isman (what sort of a name is that?!) and the delectable Marsha Timothy….
 Marsha Timothy and standing akimbo

Sanubari Jakarta feat. Lola Amaria

Bored of the skin flicks, the gore fests and the comedy capers?

If so, then maybe this new Indonesian film is for you.

Sanubari Jakarta - an artschool movie that is sure to prove controversial .

So what’s it about?

Well, here are some famous international movies in the same genre:

~High Art
~The Kids Are All Right
~Better than Chocolate
~Kissing Jessica Stein

Yep, I’m sure you must have got it after the last one – this is a lesbian film – albeit an art school one, naturally – which is supported not only by the Kresna Duta Foundation and the Ardhanary Institute but also by the prestigious Ford Foundation!

By focusing on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in Indonesia, this film is a heartfelt plea for tolerance and respect in an increasingly dogmatic society.

After all, minorities are human too – whatever the radicals might say - and because of that they deserve to have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.

So all kudos to the film’s producer, the sensationally curvatous Lola Amaria.

But whether she is able to open minds with this film remains to be seen.

But I tell you what – she’s already opened my eyes! Hahaha!

Sanubari Jakarta stars (sic): Tika Pramesti, Dinda Kanyadewi, Lola Amaria, Alfrits John Robert, Aline Jusrina, Adriyanto Dewo, Billy Christian, Kirana Larasati, Fira Sofiana and Sim F.