Friday, June 22, 2007

Annie Leibovitz & My Boyfriend's Groupies

Last night, it was my distinct pleasure to spend time with the great American photographer Annie Leibovitz. She was invited to speak about her most recent book, A Photographer’s Life 1990 – 2005, at the Art Center College of Design by her contemporary and friend Matthew Rolston. The evening went smoothly; Matthew’s speech was simple and glowing, and Annie’s talk was revealing and surprisingly frank in regards to her relationship with Susan Sontag. However, the entire event was marred by a posse of Art Center students who endlessly fawned over my boyfriend Mark. Mark is Matthew’s producer, and Matthew is a god to some of these budding photographers. Once these kids discovered who Mark was, they latched onto him like a leach to a baby calf. There was drool; there was gushing. I threw up a little in my mouth. On the drive home I reflected on what had become of our simple lives in Oklahoma. I decided that I was okay with the groupies; I decided I was okay being a trophy wife.

11 comments:

stewpid said...

I'm glad you got right with it all. The other choice is being all Cameron Diaz on their ass: "You have to go through me to get to him." And we all know how that turned out.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Do leaches really latch on to baby calves?

Anonymous said...

lucky

blythe said...

i feel really bad about just saying this in a blog comments section, but i'm pretty much only "friends" with you to get to mark. damn. i feel a lot better getting that off my chest. we're cool, though, right?

Mr. Shain said...

*stewpid* yeah, i am a hulk of a man, so i could totally play that game; but at the same time, i'm a little too pretty to get all gansta.

*cherry* like flies to honey. or, like gays to crow shorts? i'm just sayin' i dig the shorts.

*anon* me or annie?

*blythe* mark says, "blythe who?" no really he loves you. i just pretend to be friends with you to get to xtina.

blythe said...

i hope you mean aguilera, otherwise, that was way below my ill-fitting belt.

blythe said...

oh, and you're not too pretty for anything. zingers!

The Yellow Dart said...

Like you've ever wanted to be anything BUT a trophy wife. PhD in PHILOSOPHY, pleeeeeeeease....

The [Cherry] Ride said...

You just really can't get past those shorts, can you?

blythe said...

they're pretty rad shorts, but i don't have to tell you that. you know, since you have a whole post about them.

Big Daddy said...

I'm late to the game. What are 'crow shorts'?