I'm particularly interested in politics, comics, queer history, and various pop-culture oddities. I recently got a new gaming laptop, so spending a lot of time clearing out my PR backlog.
I'm interested in meeting anyone with whom I can have a good bowl of pho, discover new rock/pop music, watch a Cronenberg film, have a spirited political discussion, or talk about nerd stuff like comics, to give a few examples.
Or just go out and have a good time. More East Village or Wburg than Chelsea or Hell's Kitchen, but I love this town.
Movies: Under the Skin, Mad Max Fury Road, Videodrome (the source of my screen name), The Act of Killing, How to Survive a Plague, Cloud Atlas, The Fountain, Possession (the 1981 film), Black Swan, Children of Men, Pan's Labyrinth, City of God, Terminator 1, Alien, Aliens, Kill Bill, Blade Runner, Ed Wood, Pulp Fiction, The Killer, Hard-Boiled, Spirited Away, Memento, The Godfather, Brazil, music videos by Chris Cunningham/Michel Gondry, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Showgirls, Ratatouille, Up, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Gattaca
Music: David Bowie, New Order, Metric, The Pipettes, Annie, Lucky Soul, Noisettes, The Knife, Röyksopp, Robyn, The Indelicates, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Florence + The Machine, Icona Pop, CHVRCHES, Young Galaxy, MNDR, Caotico, Janelle Monae, White Sea, La Roux
Food: I like good food in general, particularly the cuisines of countries where the majority of people are not white. I absolutely love Vietnamese food, as well as Thai and Ethiopian. And sushi. God, how I love sushi.
And though it's not listed above, my favorite currently running TV shows are Rick and Morty, Veep, Game of Thrones, Hannibal, Agents of SHIELD, The Flash, and Last Week Tonight.
-Vietnamese food, especially pho and banh mi (the latter from Banh Mi Saigon in Chinatown, especially)
-My Netflix account - the streaming service is great
-Arrested Development - endlessly quotable
-Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon
-how to be a huge nerd while maintaing my sexual mystique
-politics, with an emphasis on gay rights and other cultural issues
-unintentionally hilarious pop-culture ephemera; see everythingisterrible.com for examples
-Vaguely disturbing imagery and ideas, like Chris Cunningham videos or the Futurist Manifesto
Please don't bother if you can't type in complete sentences; if Atlas Shrugged is one of your favorite books; or if you're a sexual moralist. It helps if you comment on something I'm interested in - it works in real life, too!