Dumbo 1941 and DUMBO (2019)


Pink Elephants on Parade is the name of a segment, and the song played therein, from the 1941 Disney animated feature film Dumbo in which Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse, having accidentally become intoxicated (through drinking water spiked with champagne), see pink elephants sing, dance, and play marching band instruments …Image result for dumbo pink elephants meaning

Pink Elephants on Parade is the name of a segment, and the song played therein, from the 1941 Disney animated feature film Dumbo in which Dumbo and Timothy Q. Mouse, having accidentally become intoxicated (through drinking water spiked with moonshine), see pink elephants sing, dance, and play marching band instruments
Dumbo’s real name is Jumbo Jr. He is given the nickname Dumbo by one of the other elephants. Dumbo is the only character in this movie who does not speak.


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Dumbo is the protagonist of Disney’s 1941 film of the same name. He is a young elephant and the son of Mrs. Jumbo. Dumbo is most famous for his giant floppy ears, which give him the ability to glide in the air.

Dumbo has the personality of a small child. He is playful, innocent, and very fun. He loves being around his mother and hates being alone. He is somewhat naĂŻve, as he did not realize Smitty and his gang were taunting him or that the “magic feather” was simply a way of thinking. Dumbo is also very easily scared, evidenced by his encounters with the clowns, the pink elephants, and, like all elephants, Timothy Mouse. However, he is also very open-hearted, such as with Timothy and Jim Crow and his brothers, and never seemed to express any true anger or resentment toward those who tease him.

As he is only a baby in his first appearance, he does not talk during the film, save for some quick squeaks. However, in Dumbo’s Circus, he does talk when he’s a teenager.

Physical appearance

Dumbo is a small Asian elephant. His skin is gray, his eyes are blue, and his tail is very small. His ears are very large (which the other elephants don’t like), but he uses them to fly. He has a small proboscis with two large nostrils at the end of it.

Mrs. Jumbo is a major character in the 1941 Disney animated film, Dumbo. She is the loving, protective mother of the film’s titular character.

Mrs. Jumbo is first seen one night awaiting Mr. Stork. However, she is saddened when many other animals receive their new children, but not hers. In the morning, she enters the circus train but stops on the footbridge to look out for the stork. However, an impatient Matriarch forces her to move on to the train by nudging her backside and finally ends Mrs. Jumbo’s lookout by insensibly pushing her up the ramp and into the car. During the train ride, she is visited by Mr. Stork, who had apparently become lost. She names her new baby Jumbo Jr. The stork leaves after singing “Happy Birthday” to the baby and the other elephants compliment the baby elephant. However, when the baby sneezes and reveals oversized ears after being tickled by the Matriarch on the trunk, they immediately begin teasing him. Mrs. Jumbo responds by slapping one of the elephants, who was touching and mocking her son’s ears at the time, prompting them to give him the cruel nickname of “Dumbo.” Furious, Mrs. Jumbo closes the stall door in their faces, allowing her and Dumbo to rest peacefully.

When the circus stops, Mrs. Jumbo assists in the setup of the tent with the kind help of her son as well. The next morning, she and Dumbo walk in the circus parade. Dumbo trips over his ears and falls into the mud, and so Mrs. Jumbo bathes him when they return to the circus. Soon after having spent a moment of playing a game of tail-pulling, a group of boys enters the tent and they begin teasing Dumbo. When one of the boys enters the pen (which is off limits), pulls Dumbo’s ears, and blows in them, Mrs. Jumbo reacts by spanking him. The Ringmaster arrives and tries to calm her down with his whip but to no avail. She is assumed to have gone mad and is held down with ropes by the circus employees as well as having chains locked around her legs while others try to stop her with harpoons. When one of the circus employees takes her son away from her and the Ringmaster whips her again, she trumpets in pain, grabs him with her trunk, and throws him in her drinking tub. She is then locked up in solitary confinement.

After Dumbo becomes a clown in the circus, his friend, Timothy Mouse brings him to visit Mrs. Jumbo. Though her chains prevent her from moving much, she is able to use her trunk to caress and swing her son with her trunk. However, the visit is all too short, and Mrs. Jumbo waves good-bye.

At the end of the film, Dumbo has become famous for his ability to fly. As a result, Mrs. Jumbo is released and she and Dumbo are given a private train car. She is last seen caressing and hugging her son and waving goodbye to Dumbo’s new friends, Jim Crow and his brothers, who had earlier helped Dumbo learn how to fly.

Timothy Q. Mouse is Dumbo’s best friend, mentor and the deuteragonist of Disney’s 1941 animated feature film Dumbo.


In contrast to the soft and innocent nature of Dumbo, Timothy is brazen, fearless, and shrewd. Throughout the film, however, Timothy’s primary goal is to make Dumbo happy and help him rescue his mother, showing a sympathetic quality despite his rough, stereotypically Brooklyn personality.

Timothy acts as the much needed protector in Dumbo’s life, standing up for the saddened elephant when others attack him on account of his abnormally large ears. He cares for Dumbo, and truly wants him to succeed in life, save his mother, and prove to the world that he is not some abomination. And with the determination that Timothy’s famous for, the duo manage to accomplish just that. Not only does he acts as Dumbo’s manager and motivator, but as his closest friend, and for a while, his only friend.

It should be noted that all of Timothy’s actions in the film are clearly driven by his sympathy for Dumbo. After seeing the poor elephant abused and shunned by the other female elephants, Timothy does not only stand up for him but takes the young elephant under his wing and sticks by his side throughout the entire film, determined to make him happy again and not once giving up hope. Because of their relationship and the absence of a paternal figure in Dumbo’s life, Timothy has been cited by animation historian John Canemaker, as one of Dumbo’s surrogate father figures.


“Your ears! Just look at ’em, Dumbo! Why, they’re perfect wings! The very things that held ya down are gonna carry ya up, and up, and up!”

Dumbo Dumbo-1941-poster.jpgis a 1941 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The fourth Disney animated feature film, it is based upon the storyline written by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl, and illustrated by Helen Durney for the prototype of a novelty toy (“Roll-a-Book”). The main character is Jumbo Jr., a semi-anthropomorphic elephant who is cruelly nicknamed “Dumbo”, as in “dumb”. He is ridiculed for his big ears, but in fact he is capable of flying by using his ears as wings. Throughout most of the film, his only true friend, aside from his mother, is the mouse, Timothy – a relationship parodying the stereotypical animosity between mice and elephants.

A live-action adaptation of the film directed by Tim Burton is scheduled to be released on March 29, 2019.


A flock of storks delivers babies while circus animals are being transported by train from their “Winter Quarters”. Mrs. Jumbo, one of the elephants, receives her baby, who is soon made fun of by the other elephants because of his large ears, and they nickname him “Dumbo”.

When a storm comes, the elephants have to help set up the circus tents. Afterward, they have a parade through town. However, Dumbo ends up in a muddy puddle, so Mrs. Jumbo has to wash him. When a group of boys torments Dumbo, Mrs. Jumbo responds by attacking one of the boys and, losing her temper in the confusion. Mrs. Jumbo is deemed mad and tossed into a cage. Dumbo is shunned by the other elephants, and with no parent to care for him, he is now alone. Timothy Q. Mouse, who feels sympathy for Dumbo and becomes determined to help regain his spirits, appoints himself as Dumbo’s mentor and protector.

After being secretly encouraged by Timothy, the circus director makes Dumbo the top of an elephant pyramid stunt. The performance goes awry as Dumbo trips over his ears and misses his target, causing the other elephants to suffer various injuries, and bring down the big top. Dumbo is made into a clown as a result, officially having the other elephants deem him no longer one of them, and plays the main role in an act that involves him falling into a vat of pie filling. Despite his newfound popularity and fame, Dumbo dislikes this job and is now more miserable than ever.

To cheer Dumbo up, Timothy takes him to visit his mother; on the way back, Dumbo cries and then starts to hiccup, so Timothy takes him for a drink of water from a bucket which, unknown to them, has accidentally had a bottle of champagne knocked into it by the clowns. As a result, Dumbo and Timothy both become drunk, and see hallucinations of pink elephants.

The next morning, Dumbo and Timothy wake up in a tree, but soon fall into a lake; Timothy wonders how they got up in the tree, and concludes that Dumbo flew up there using his large ears as wings. With the help from a group of crows, Timothy is able to get Dumbo to fly again, using a psychological trick of a “magic feather” to boost his confidence.

Back at the circus, Dumbo performs the same stunt, which involves jumping from a high building. On the way down, Dumbo loses the feather; Timothy quickly tells him that the feather was never magical and that he is still able to fly. Dumbo is able to pull out of the dive and flies around the circus, finally striking back at his tormentors as a stunned audience looks on in amazement. After this performance, Dumbo becomes a media sensation, Timothy becomes his manager, and Dumbo and Mrs. Jumbo are given a private car on the circus train.

Voice Cast


  • Edward Brophy as Timothy Q. Mouse, an anthropomorphic mouse who becomes the only friend of Dumbo after his mother is locked up and does his best to make Dumbo happy again. He teaches Dumbo how to become the “ninth wonder of the universe”, and the only flying elephant in the world. He is never mentioned by name in the film, but his signature can be read on the contract in a newspaper photograph at the finale.
  • Verna Felton as Elephant Matriarch, the well-meaning but pompous leader of the elephants who is initially cold toward Dumbo. Felton also voices Mrs. Jumbo, Dumbo’s mother, who speaks only once in the film to give Dumbo’s name.
  • Cliff Edwards as Jim Crow, the leader of a group of crows. Though he initially teases Dumbo about his big ears and ridicules Timothy’s idea that Dumbo can fly, he hears Dumbo’s tragic history and becomes determined to help Dumbo fly for real.
  • Herman Bing as The Ringmaster, who though not truly evil, is a strict and occasionally arrogant man.
  • Margaret Wright as Casey Junior, the sentient 2-4-0 tender locomotive hauling the circus train.
  • Sterling Holloway as Mr. Stork
  • The Hall Johnson Choir as Crow Chorus
  • The King’s Men as Roustabout Chorus
  • Noreen Gammill as Elephant Catty
  • Dorothy Scott as Elephant Giddy
  • Sarah Selby as Elephant Prissy
  • Malcolm Hutton as Skinny
  • Billy Bletcher as Clown
  • John McLeish as the narrator

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The story follows Holt Farrier, a former circus star and war veteran, who has been enlisted by circus owner Max Medici to care for a newborn elephant with oversized ears. The baby elephant’s ears are a laughingstock and embarrassment to the already struggling circus. That is, until Holt’s children discover that Dumbo can fly! Aerial artist Colette Marchant and entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere then swoop in to make Dumbo, the flying elephant, a star.”

Struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists a former star and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant born with oversized ears. When the family discovers that the animal can fly, it soon becomes the main attraction — bringing in huge audiences and revitalizing the run-down circus. The elephant’s magical ability also draws the attention of V.A. Vandevere, an entrepreneur who wants to showcase Dumbo in his latest, larger-than-life entertainment venture.


  • Colin Farrell as Holt Farrier, a war veteran and former circus star from Kentucky who is hired by Medici to care for the newborn elephant.
  • Michael Keaton as V. A. Vandevere, a ruthless and enigmatic entrepreneur who acquires a circus to exploit the titular elephant.
  • Danny DeVito as Max Medici, the ringmaster and owner of a small, struggling circus that gets acquired by V. A. Vandevere.
  • Eva Green as Colette Marchant, a French trapeze artist who performs at the circus.
  • Alan Arkin as J. Griffin Remington, a Wall Street tycoon.
  • Nico Parker as Milly Farrier, Holt’s daughter.
  • Finley Hobbins as Joe Farrier, Holt’s son.
  • Roshan Seth as Pramesh Singh, a snake charmer.
  • DeObia Oparei as Rongo the Strongo
  • Joseph Gatt as Neils Skellig
  • Sharon Rooney as Miss Atlantis
  • Michael Buffer as Baritone Bates, a Dreamland ringmaster.
  • Frank Bourke as Puck
  • Jo Osmond as Circus Cook

An inside look at the raucous Mötley CrĂŒe biopic


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Mötley CrĂŒe is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead singer Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars. Mötley CrĂŒe has sold more than 41 million records worldwide, including 25 million albums in the United States, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.

The members of the band have often been noted for their hedonistic lifestyles and the persona they maintained. Following its hard rock and heavy metal origins, with the third album Theatre of Pain (1985), the band joined the first wave of glam metal.[7][8] Its most recent studio album, Saints of Los Angeles, was released on June 24, 2008. Its final show took place on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015, and was filmed for a theatrical and Blu-ray release in 2016. On September 13, 2018, Mötley CrĂŒe announced that they had reunited and were working on new music

Reunion and new music (2018–present)

On September 13, 2018, frontman Vince Neil announced on his Twitter account that Mötley CrĂŒe was recording four new songs;this was later also confirmed by bassist Nikki Sixx, who said that the new material was recorded for the film adaptation of the band’s biography, The Dirt – Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. Neil also clarified that, though the band has signed a contract to no longer tour, they still plan to continue putting out new music for the future.

On February 22, 2019, the band released their first new song called “The Dirt (Est. 1981)”, which is taken from their biographical film The Dirt. The song also features Machine Gun Kelly who plays the role of Tommy Lee in the film

Current members

  • Nikki Sixx – bass, keyboards, backing vocals (1981–2015, 2018–present)
  • Mick Mars – lead guitar, backing vocals (1981–2015, 2018–present)
  • Vince Neil – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1981–1992, 1996–2015, 2018–present)
  • Tommy Lee – drums, keyboards, backing vocals (1981–1999, 2004–2015, 2018–present)



Mötley CrĂŒe professes in the title track to The Dirt, a biopic that’s as brazen and decadent as the bands’ own music. Based on the 2002 autobiography of the same name, the 90-minute film — a rollercoaster of a cautionary tale enumerating the foursome’s shenanigans with booze, women, drugs, and, of course, rock & roll — is a forthright and fast-paced portrayal of mostly likable ne’er-do-wells who did really well in the music biz, but stumbled in real life.Image result for mötley crĂƒÂŒe

The Dirt also served as something of a reunion for the group itself. When Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee — who formed Mötley CrĂŒe in 1981, before adding guitarist Mick Mars and singer Vince Neil — visited the New Orleans set in 2018, it was the first time the two had spoken since the final CrĂŒe tour ended, in 2015. “By that time, no one wanted to speak to each other,” explains Lee. “I get it, people need a break, we all do, especially when you eat, sleep, play on stage, travel, do everything together 24/7 — you’re like, ‘I’m over this person. The way they chew their cereal is f—ing killing me right now.’” When they reconnected, any lingering animosity quickly washed away. Adds Lee, “We got to catch up and realized we’ve been in each other’s lives longer than anyone we know. That’s powerful stuff. We kissed and made up and we’re back in love.”

The film — which stars Douglas Booth as Sixx, Machine Gun Kelly as Lee, Iwan Rheon as Mars, and Daniel Webber as Neil — also includes a recreation of the bassist’s harrowing drug experiences.


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Everything Leaving & Coming To Netflix In April 2019

Everything leaving and coming to Netflix in April 2019. So get ready to spend a little time with Freddy, Jason, and Sabrina, the teenage witch.

Yes, it seems April on Netflix is going to get a little creepy with some classic horror villains that will force you to sleep with the lights on — courtesy of Freddy vs. Jason and Friday the 13th — and The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Part 2, in which fans can expect Brina to walk down a much darker path than she ever has before.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and its sequel are also coming to the streaming site. While Gina Rodriguez will be nursing a broken heart in the Netflix original rom-com Someone Great. And Brie Larson’s directorial debut Unicorn Store, about a twenty-something dreamer, will also premiere on Netflix in April. Bonus, it’s a Captain Marvel reunion, since Samuel L. Jackson also stars.

1. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2 (April 5)

Sabrina, it isn’t. And it’s likely to get even harder in this second season that promises new crushes, new spells, and a devilish new character.

He doesn’t want anything to do with magic, so they’re left at an impasse. But, they still love each other, and perhaps things will be getting better in Part 2, seeing as how they’re so close to kissing in the newly released photo.

 the Spellmans and Greendale. It said, “Everything is in question
relationships, identity, true intentions
when the devil’s work is at hand.” Maybe Satan himself is pushing Sabrina more towards Nick, or doing something else nefarious that’ll ruin any chance at a love life with either boys. Whatever the case, Sabrina has a lot to figure out in Part 2, and viewers will be in for an intense conclusion to the first season.



Across the Line

All the President’s Men

Bonnie and Clyde

Deliverance of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood


Freddy vs. Jason

Friday the 13th

I Am Legend

Lakeview Terrace

Monster House



Pineapple Express

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: S2

P.S. I Love You


Spy Kids

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D

The Bone Collector

The Fifth Element

The Golden Compass

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2


COMING 4/2 – 4/10

Avail. 4/2/19:

Kevin Hart: Irresponsible — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 4/3/19:

Suzzanna: Buried Alive — NETFLIX FILM

Avail. 4/5/19:

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

In The Shadows

Legacies: Season 1


Persona: Collection — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Roman Empire: Caligula: The Mad Emperor — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Spirit Riding Free: Season 8– NETFLIX ORIGINAL


Unicorn Store — NETFLIX FILM

Avail. 4/9/19:

Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 6 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 4/10/19:

New Girl: Season 7


COMING 4/11 – 4/18

Avail. 4/11/19:


Avail. 4/12/19:

A Land Imagined — NETFLIX FILM

Band Aid


Mighty Little Bheem — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

The Perfect Date — NETFLIX FILM

The Silence — NETFLIX FILM


Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? — NETFLIX FILM

Avail. 4/15/19:

Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 1


The New Romantic

Avail. 4/16/19:

Super Monsters Furever Friends — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 4/18/19:

My First First Love — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

COMING 4/19 – 4/23

Avail. 4/19/19:

A Fortunate Man — NETFLIX FILM

BrenĂ© Brown: The Call to Courage — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Cuckoo: Season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

I, Daniel Blake

Music Teacher — NETFLIX FILM

Rilakkuma and Kaoru — NETFLIX ANIME

Samantha!: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Someone Great — NETFLIX FILM

Avail. 4/20/19:

Grass is Greener — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 4/22/19:

Pinky Malinky: Part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Selection Day – New Episodes– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. 4/23/19:

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

COMING 4/24 – 4/30

Avail. 4/24/19:


Avail. 4/25/19:

The Hateful Eight: Extended Version

The Ugly Truth

Avail. 4/26/19:

The Protector: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL


The Sapphires


Avail. 4/27/19:

American Honey

Avail. 4/28/19:

Señora Acero: Season 5

Avail. 4/29/19:


The Imitation Game

Avail. 4/30/19:

Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Baki: Part 2 — NETFLIX ANIME

Ingress: The Animation — NETFLIX ANIME

Avail. in April:


Digging in The Dirt: An inside look at the raucous Mötley CrĂŒe biopic

The film — which stars Douglas Booth as Sixx, Machine Gun Kelly as Lee, Iwan Rheon as Mars, and Daniel Webber as Neil — also includes a recreation of the bassist’s harrowing drug experiences. Lee admits it was difficult standing next to his friend while Sixx’s on-screen doppelgĂ€nger pretended to overdose on heroin. “It was pretty heavy,” says Lee. When it occurred in real life, on Dec. 23, 1987, Sixx was declared dead but was revived in the ambulance. Sixx, however, was more struck by the film’s personal moments than the sequence depicting his near-death experience. “The scenes when I’m shooting up, and my mom’s calling me, and we’re both crying, because we just can’t
 we’re just not reconciling. It’s hard for me to admit this,” he says. “My mother passed away [in 2013], and we were never able to mend the fence. Seeing the movie, I’m just like, ‘F—k, maybe I should’ve tried a little harder.’”

Arrow, Supernatural and More CW Shows Will End This Season

The Flash, on Tuesday, May 14, and Riverdale — whose remaining episodes will be dedicated to Luke Perry after the actor’s tragic passing earlier this week — on Wednesday, May 15. Meanwhile, Arrow‘s seventh season comes to an end on Monday, May 13, marking the beginning of the series’ final descent. It will end with a 10-episode Season 8, likely to premiere this fall.

Elsewhere, Legacies wraps its inaugural season on Thursday, March 28, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will end its four-season run Friday, April 5 at a special time of 8/7c. The episode will be followed by “Yes, It’s Really Us Singing: The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Concert Special,” which features the entire cast performing some of your favorite songs live, accompanied by gag-worthy visuals and a live band and orchestra.

See the full schedule of the CW’s spring finale dates below.

Monday, March 18
Black Lightning at 9/8c

Wednesday, March 20
All American at 9/8c

Thursday, March 28
Legacies at 9/8c

Friday, April 5
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend at 8/7c

Tuesday, April 23
Roswell, New Mexico at 9/7c

Thursday, April 25
Supernatural at 8/7c

Monday, May 13
Arrow at 9/8c

Tuesday, May 14
The Flash at 8/7c

Wednesday, May 15
Riverdale at 8/7c

Sunday, May 19
Supergirl at 8/7c
Charmed at 9/8c

Monday, May 20
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow at 8/7c

Friday, May 24
Dynasty at 8/7c

YA Girls With Superpowers

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Adelina has also been raised by an abusive father determined to exploit his daughter and her powers however he can. When Adelina discovers the full scope of her abilities, it’s easy to see why she might use them for revenge. Adelina treads the line between superhero and super-villain throughout the series and reminds me very much of Catwoman who had 12-year-old me rooting for her inBatman Returns.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mefi

 She lives in a dystopian society run by a government called the Reestablishment who offers to let Juliette out of the asylum––if she agrees to use her ability to torture for them on demand. The question of who the real monster becomes a recurrent theme throughout the novel and, like with Adelina, the reader becomes extremely invested in Juliette as she learns to define her own identity.

Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson

. Lila is headstrong and relatable as she learns more about her own power and the motivations of the people in her life. There’s also a swoony romance, but that’s just a bonus.

Control by Lydia Kang

The novel opens with Zel being orphaned and her sister kidnapped by a shadowy organization convinced that Zel has untold power locked in her DNA. Using her fierce intelligence, scientific know-how, and determination, Zel sets out to save her sister and save herself. Control asks important questions about the ethics of medical enhancements and gene therapy, as well as who should control them (pun intended).

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

 In the near future, a seventeen-year-old girl named Jenna Fox wakes up from a long coma––at least she’s told her name is Jenna. She doesn’t remember anything about her life before the accident. Her parents forbid Jenna from leaving the house or going to school but they provide her with hundreds of hours of home videos to help her remember who she was. Jenna doesn’t know who she is now but she knows she’s not the girl from the videos. As she starts to remember things she shouldn’t know, she begins to wonder if she’s human at all. Jenna’s desire to get to the bottom of her situation and figure out exactly who––or what––she has all the hallmarks of a superhero origin story and an intriguing twist that will keep you turning pages.

Grace Jones to headline Pride Week


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Grace Beverly Jones OJ (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican-American[10] supermodel, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Born in Jamaica, she moved when she was 13, along with her siblings, to live with her parents in Syracuse, New York. Jones began her modeling career in New York state, then in Paris, working for fashion houses such as Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo, and appearing on the covers of Elle and Vogue. She worked with photographers such as Jean-Paul Goude, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer, and became known for her distinctive androgynous appearance and bold features.

Beginning in 1977, Jones embarked on a music career, securing a record deal with Island Records and initially becoming a star of New York City’s Studio 54-centered disco scene. In the early 1980s, she moved toward a new wave style that drew on reggae, funk, post-punk and pop music, frequently collaborating with both the graphic designer Jean-Paul Goude and the musical duo Sly & Robbie. Her most popular albums include Warm Leatherette (1980), Nightclubbing (1981), and Slave to the Rhythm (1985). She scored Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart with “Pull Up to the Bumper”, “I’ve Seen That Face Before”, “Private Life”, and “Slave to the Rhythm”. In 1982, she released the music video collection A One Man Show, directed by Goude.

Jones appeared in some low-budget films in the US during the 1970s and early 1980s. In 1984, she made her first mainstream appearance as Zula in the fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Douglas and subsequently appeared in the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a Kill as May Day. In 1986, she played a vampire in Vamp, and acted in and contributed a song to the 1992 Eddie Murphy film Boomerang. She appeared alongside Tim Curry in the 2001 film Wolf Girl. For her work in Conan the Destroyer, A View to a Kill, and Vamp, she was nominated for Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress.

In 1999, Jones ranked 82nd on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and in 2008, she was honored with a Q Idol Award. Jones influenced the cross-dressing movement of the 1980s and has been an inspiration for artists including Annie Lennox, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Lorde, RĂłisĂ­n Murphy, Brazilian Girls, Nile Rodgers, Santigold, and Basement Jaxx. In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 40th most successful dance artist of all time.

Personal life

Jones’ father was strict and their relationship was strained. According to his particular denomination’s beliefs, one should only use one’s singing ability to glorify God.Bishop Robert W. Jones died on 7 May 2008. Her mother, Marjorie, always supported Jones’ career (she sings on “Williams’ Blood” and “My Jamaican Guy”) but could not be publicly associated with her music. Marjorie’s father, William, was also a musician, and played with Nat King Cole. Jones described her childhood as having been “crushed underneath the Bible”, and since has refused to enter a Jamaican church due to her bad childhood experiences. Through her relationship with longtime collaborator Jean-Paul Goude, Jones has one son, Paulo. From Paulo, Jones has one granddaughter. Jones married Atila Altaunbay in 1996. She disputes rumors that she married Chris Stanley in her 2015 memoir I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, saying, “The truth is, I only ever married one of my boyfriends, Atila Altaunbay, a Muslim from Turkey.” She spent four years with Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren, her former bodyguard; she was the one who got him apart as a KGB officer in A View to a Kill. Jones started dating Danish actor and stuntman Sven-Ole Thorsen in 1990, and was in an open relationship as of 2007.

Jones’ brother is megachurch preacher Bishop Noel Jones, who starred on the 2013 reality show Preachers of LA.

Jones’ real last name is often referred to as “Mendoza”, which is actually a name she used in her 20s to fool her parents.


As actress
Year Title Role Notes
1973 Gordon’s War Mary
1976 Attention les yeux! Cuidy
Quelli della Calibro 38 Club Singer Uncredited
1978 Stryx Rumstryx TV series
1981 Deadly Vengeance Slick’s girlfriend
1984 Conan the Destroyer Zula
1985 A View to a Kill May Day
1986 Vamp Katrina
1987 Straight to Hell Sonya
Siesta Conchita
1992 Boomerang Helen Strangé
1995 Cyber Bandits Masako Yokohama
1998 McCinsey’s Island Alanso Richter
Palmer’s Pick Up Ms. Remo
1999 BeastMaster Nokinja Episode: “The Umpatra”
2001 Wolf Girl Christoph/Christine TV movie
Shaka Zulu: The Citadel The Queen TV movie
2006 No Place Like Home Dancer
2008 Falco – Verdammt, wir leben noch! Waitress
Chelsea on the Rocks Bev
2016 GutterdÀmmerung
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Jones in performance, 2015
Grace Beverly Jones

19 May 1948 (age 70)

Spanish Town, St. Catherine, British Jamaica
Other names Grace Mendoza
Alma mater Onondaga Community College
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • lyricist
  • model
  • record producer
  • actress
Years active 1973–present
Home town Syracuse, New York, US
  • Atila Altaunbay (m. 1996)
Children 1




Organizers for the two-day Pride Island show announced Wednesday that Grace Jones will be the headlining act for opening night. The concert, which will take place at Pier 97 on June 29 and 30, will be one of the major events of Pride Month, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots and World Pride.

Jones, who has left her mark in the worlds of fashion, music, and film, and has been a LGBTQ+ icon for decades, said she was humbled to be part of the party.

“I couldn’t be more excited to perform in front of my LGBTQIA+ friends and the community that’s supported me for so many years during WorldPride 2019,” the 70-year-old said in a statement.

Other performing acts include singer Teyana Taylor, Brazilian drag queen Pabllo Vittar, singer Amara La Negra and DJ Johnny Dynell. The June 30 acts will be revealed at a later date. Teyana Taylor,Image result for Brazilian drag queen Pabllo Vittar, Brazilian drag queen Pabllo VittarImage result for amara la negraAmara La Negra

Pride Island was first held during 2017 Pride Week, deriving from the “Dance on the Pier” party that had gone on for nearly 30 years, and has grown in popularity thanks to big-name acts. The concert’s proceeds help fund several Pride events, including the Pride March.

“We’re planning an action-packed weekend of live performances, that will build upon the excitement of what Pride attendees know as Pride Island, for our biggest and most inclusive year yet,” Pride Island director Jose Ramos said in a statement.

Essential Feminist Books to Read for Women’s History Month

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft


First published in 1792, proto-feminist Wollstonecraft took inspiration from the revolutionaries of her time who demanded greater rights for mankind, to advocate for an even more socially-maligned group: women. Independent, educated and intellectually esteemed, Wollstonecraft has been called one of the mothers of feminist theory, posing the idea of women as the natural and intellectual equals of men and deserving of equal treatment and opportunities nearly a hundred years before the term “feminist” even existed.


A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf


Published in 1929, Woolf’s essay took on the established literary criticism of the time, which claimed women were inherently lesser writers and creators by virtue of their gender. Instead, Woolf pointed to the vast, systemic education and economic failures that stifled women writers of the time. As one of the foundational pieces of feminist literary critique, you might expect that Woolf’s words lost their potency over the years, but her clever, incisive perspective remains just as inspiring today as it was when it was published.

Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks


Suffice it to say that feminist theory can be a bit dense for some. That’s why beloved feminist author and cultural critic bell hooks set out in 2000 to create an educational text for those whose understanding of feminism comes from passing TV references and outdated ideas about “feminazis.” A passionate treatise for the lay-feminist, hooks explains and examines inclusive feminism and the practical application of it in a way that is both entertaining and informative.

Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein


While non-binary may be a relatively new term to mainstream readers, non-binary people and writers have been discussing the complexities of gender fluidity for decades. Originally published in 1994 and recently revised and updated, self-described “nonbinary transfeminine diesel femme dyke” Bornstein explores the layers of cultural, political and social factors that inform and shape gender performance, calling out the rigid expectations of a gender binary as harmful to people of all presentations.

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay


In the age of “problematic faves,” cultural critic Roxane Gay embraces and advocates for the idea of imperfect feminism in her collection of funny, honest essays. Pointing out the irony of holding our icons up to impossible-to-meet standards of thought and behavior, Gay takes on trigger warnings, the complications of loving catchy songs despite their degrading lyrics, and the ways in which tokenism in media negatively impacts women and people of color.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott


Though feminism may not have been on her mind when she wrote the story of the intrepid March sisters in the 1860s, Alcott has influenced numerous generations of bold, loving and unconventional women. Following Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy as they grow, find love, pursue their art and endure loss, Little Women shows the many ways to be a woman, and earned a place in the hearts of feminists of all stripes.

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit


Best known for popularizing the term “mansplaining,” Solnit’s collection of personal yet decidedly un-saccharine essays delves into big themes of the modern feminist experience with clarity and humor. From having your own interests explained to you and the #YesAllWomen movement to marriage equality, Solnit’s pieces are a relatable—often secondhand rage-inducing—look into gender in the 2010s.

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde


Intersectional feminism has raised its profile in recent years, with a more diverse range of voices participating in the conversation than ever before. Much of that is owed to work by writers like famed poet and author Audre Lorde, who brought a black, queer, feminist perspective to the forefront of the cultural discussion in this iconic collection of essays and speeches on racism, sexism and homophobia.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath


The semi-autobiographical story of one woman’s descent into mental illness in the 1950s, The Bell Jar has become a quintessential coming-of-age story for young feminists. Moody and sometimes terse, the prose beautifully encapsulates a moment in the female experience—the desire, disillusionment and fear of being young, confused and stifled by the role that society has prescribed.

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter


If you’ve ever enjoyed a feminist retelling of a classic fairytale, you owe a debt to Angela Carter, whose 1979 collection of short stories birthed a subgenre all its own. The tales—which include murderous Little Red Riding Hoods, vampiric Sleeping Beauties, a Beauty who becomes the Beast and the wife of Bluebeard turning the tables—remain some of the most raw and clever examples of the style, and everlasting proof of Carter’s talent.

This Bridge Called My Back


This anthology series features personal essays, criticism, poetry, and even visual art made by over a dozen feminist women of color. It explores the ways their intersecting identities—gender, race, sexuality, class—shape the ways in which they relate to the world and the way the world, in turn, relates to them. Though originally published in the ‘80s, the issues they present, and the perspectives they stand for remain as pertinent to today’s feminist landscape as they were over thirty years ago.

The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer


Dynamic and divisive, Greer’s landmark book has been making waves since it first hit shelves in 1970. Perhaps best known for its assertion that women should consider tasting their own menstrual blood, Greer’s impassioned, unflinching text became one of the early voices at the moment to call out the traditional nuclear family as a tool of female oppression and pose sexual liberation as essential to women’s lib.

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler


While it may not be a traditional book, Ensler’s episodic play has become a major feminist touchpoint in the more than twenty years since it was first performed. With sections dedicated to sexual consent, body image, sex work, reproduction, and more, Ensler’s work was designed to give a voice to women of many races, identities, and experiences.

In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens by Alice Walker


Spanning more than twenty years of Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker’s expansive career, this collection of essays, speeches, and reviews focuses on both the personal and political. From her accounts of the civil rights movement to anti-nuclear sentiment, examinations of other writers and her personal reflections as a black woman, mother, and feminist—matters which she refers to as “womanist prose”—the book serves as a window into a remarkable woman’s mind and a provocative perspective on feminism in the late 20th century

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir


Author and philosopher de Beauvoir’s 1949 book began as an autobiographical essay exploring why she thought of herself as a woman first and everything else second. It reclaimed “the problem of woman,” which, as she put it, “has always been the problem of men.” Sharp-witted and winding, de Beauvoir combines critical theory with personal observation for a formative work of the feminist canon.

Women, Culture, and Politics by Angela Y. Davis


Veteran political activist Davis’s essential collection of speeches and essays revolves largely around the ways in which the conversations around sexism, racism, and economic equality shifted in the latter part of the 20th century. From stories of female genital mutilation in Egypt to examinations of rap lyrics and the personal politics of race, Davis’s biting, brilliant prose solidifies her place among the important feminist voices of our era.

The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing


Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, this 1962 experimental novel spoke of what was, at the time, unspeakable—women as creatures with sexual desire, with mental illness, who struggle, and climax, and, yes, menstruate. Through the lens of Anna, a writer attempting to consolidate notebooks of her life experience and creative work into a cohesive whole, Lessing explores the un-pretty side of feminine life with love, anger, and a rawness that was nigh-unheard of for a female author of her era.