Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Watching with Reeve

So Reeve Carney lives in the building and is a nice guy.  He was Spiderman on Broadway for nearly the entire run, until the Showtime Series Penny Dreadful this year.  He got the role of Dorian Grey on the series and left Spiderman.
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However, he is now done filming the series and is back in the building for a while (I think his lease runs out later this summer).  He and his mom came down for dinner the other night and we all had a great time.
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Yacky.  He was yacky.  Mom was yacky.  I am always yacky.  Ed could barely get a word in edgewise.  
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After that he invited us up to watch the show Sunday night (he watches live and tweets – as they do now a-days).  So I went up last Sunday.
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Well the first episode – which we watched without him – included a sex scene in which he was buck naked (from behind) and going at it with Billie Piper – who plays a lady of the night.  At dinner at our house, we asked about it, like, was it embarrassing in front of mom.  
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Well, Mom is a total SoCal hippie, so not at all.  However Grandma is apparently much more traditional.  Mom said that Grandmother’s comment was “My!  Well.. Reeve is very good at doing what he was doing.”
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Reeve as Dorian
Sunday as I was sitting in the bedroom (Reeve has a semi-music studio in his living room so 8 of us were piled in the bedroom) when the show came on.  It closes with a very sexual kiss between Reeve and Josh Hartnett.  It was odd watching the scene with Mom, his girlfriend, his band mates, a couple of girls from Spiderman and his dresser from the show.  It was a wild mix of personalities, sexual orientations, ages and experiences.
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Mom knew it was coming, but his band mates didn’t and there was quite the talk.  Ultimately I think the general question was, “Wow! What is Grandma going to say about that?”
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Josh and Reeve - pre kiss
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One interesting thing.  Reeve is a tall kid - but Josh Hartnett towered over him.  I had to ask how tall he was.  Mom, who has been on the set a lot, said (rather breathlessly I must admit) "Big.  Like around 6'3"...)  and then sighed a little. 

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