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Moulin Rouge
A little-known fact is that I was fortunate enough to be cast as an "extra" at the filming of the movie Moulin Rouge. I was the lady in the whore-house wearing the black and gold, with the funky lace hat.

Another little-known fact is that all of the movie extras were offered two payment options: a couple hundred dollars, or a movie poster made with their image.

An almost-completely-unknown fact is that I selected the poster, because I thought that would make the memory last longer. I only just received its digital form on tuesday. Ta-daaa!

A final fairly-well-known pair of facts is that the somewhat-famous cjdoyle is a wiz on Photoshop, and I am often a very naughty liar.

But a lovely image, is it not?

Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love
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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: April 4th, 2003 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice dress.
cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: April 4th, 2003 03:49 am (UTC) (Link)
You had me going there for a minute! *L*
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 4th, 2003 07:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool! *grin*
ruralrob From: ruralrob Date: April 4th, 2003 05:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I am so gullible. You had me there too. I was just about to rush downstairs to get the Moulin Rouge DVD out (its one of my fave movies of all time, by the way) when I got to the punchline.

You should have served this one up on April 1, though.....
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 4th, 2003 07:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay, glad I had you going! I do love the movie also. I so wish I'd thought of it on the first, but it only occurred to me last night.

I did my best though: I included a very subtle reference, because I said I got the pic on tuesday, which was the 1st....!
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renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 4th, 2003 07:09 am (UTC) (Link)

From: nicegeek Date: April 4th, 2003 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)

[grin] This would probably have gotten me, if I hadn't been with you when you saw Moulin Rouge for the first time. It's a great poster anyway; now we just need to find a jumbo printer to print it with!
simplykimberly From: simplykimberly Date: April 4th, 2003 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)


I definitely got suckered there ;)

My sister-in-law was an extra in Star Wars I, and a former best-friend was an extra in Jerry McGuire, so I went for it!

You do make a lovely whore ... I should see if Bryan Z. (from CSS) wants that for his presentation *lol*

(Are you going this year?)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 5th, 2003 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: suckered!

Bryan Z does a presentation on whores?? I don't think I remember that one.

I don't know yet if I'm going this year. My company will send me to one training-type-thing, but we're not sure yet what will be most useful to me... I'd like to go again, it was a cool conference!
ktlove3 From: ktlove3 Date: April 4th, 2003 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)
haha! you totally had me going!!!

i was an extra in a couple of disney movies, so i believed you!... haha, how funny!


p.s. that's a great picture of you!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 5th, 2003 08:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks...Wow, that's pretty cool! In truth, I've never been an extra in anything..just thought it would be a cute way to introduce the pic. I was surprised so many people believed me!
prader From: prader Date: April 4th, 2003 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Ren, what's it like to be an uber-hottie?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 5th, 2003 08:48 am (UTC) (Link)

Darned if I know! (...but thanks....)
figure_skater From: figure_skater Date: April 4th, 2003 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL, I totally believed you! That was great. Cute picture regardless! :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 5th, 2003 08:49 am (UTC) (Link)
heeheehee! cool, glad I gotcha!
radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: April 5th, 2003 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool pic. Really cool.

It would be fun to be great at Photoshop!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 5th, 2003 08:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Yeah, he does some really neat stuff.
cjdoyle From: cjdoyle Date: April 5th, 2003 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. I'm glad you like the poster!

Just now realized I had email waiting from you - I can print this out poster sized Monday, then maybe you can meet Jen and I for coffee in Royal Oak later in the week. :)

renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 6th, 2003 07:31 pm (UTC) (Link)


That'd be great!! (:
bitvoid From: bitvoid Date: April 8th, 2003 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought the poster looked a little fishy, but I was ready to believe you..you do look quite stunning in that photo. Do you have an interest in modelling?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 9th, 2003 08:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Gosh, thanks!! No, I don't model...i'm just a short computer programmer who likes to ham it up in front of a camera.

Now that you're on my friends list (welcome!), you can see more pics of me if you browse through back entries. Most of them are generally friends-only.

Those pictures you took, labeled "annie", were pretty neat looking, incidentally. Cool!
bitvoid From: bitvoid Date: April 9th, 2003 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Thanks. There are some more from that shoot I'll be putting up as soon as I get to it, and I've got another LJ user coming in for a shoot on Mon, so keep an eye out, if you enjoyed those.

I actually asked not so much because I thought you might already be a model (none of your LJ-icons looked professionally lit ;)), but because I was wondering if you might be interested in modelling for me. I can't (at least, currently) afford to hire professional models for my photography, so I'm always on the look-out for people who enjoy spending time in front of the camera..
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 9th, 2003 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)


Cool, I'll be looking for 'em.

I would totally do it, except for the fact that I don't live near Cambridge, Mass. Detroit, actually. I will be in Amherst at the end of May (is that near?), for my college reunion, but I will mostly likely be spending the weekend reunioning....

Alas. It would probably be fun!
bitvoid From: bitvoid Date: April 9th, 2003 01:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
It would be fun, indeed.

Amherst is only a couple hours away, so if our schedules coincided, I could zip out there and we could spend an hour or two then. I have a couple other friends out there I wouldn't mind visiting, anyway.

Alternately, I've been planning to do a photo-road-trip out to Chicago at some point..I've a friend out there who I've wanted to photograph for a while, and another in Albany I was going to stop to see (and maybe photograph) along the way..so I could always make a third stop in Detroit, which is, after all, pretty nearly on the way, also.

Anyway, we can keep it in mind..
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 9th, 2003 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you drove through Canada it would be precisely on the way.

Certainly a possibility...yes, we'll keep it in mind!
bitvoid From: bitvoid Date: April 9th, 2003 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)


If you're going to take a shortcut through Canada, most anything is on the way to virtually anywhere..
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 10th, 2003 08:20 am (UTC) (Link)
heh. No, I'm serious...take a look at a map! To get from MA or NY to Detroit, the most direct route is through Niagra-Canada-Detroit. Otherwise you have to drive around the lake. Going to Chicago it's probably about the same either way, because you'll have to drive south of Lake Michigan whichever way you go.
bitvoid From: bitvoid Date: April 10th, 2003 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)


Wow..you're totally right. Mapquest even recommends that route. That's pretty funny.

How much of a hassle is crossing the border back and forth, tho'? Are the Canadians going to be pissed when they ask why I'm visiting Canada, and I'm like "oh, just passing through to Detroit"..
cannibal From: cannibal Date: April 26th, 2003 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Just tell them the purpose of your trip is "to avoid driving through Ohio". It's infamous, one of the Canadian border guards supposedly asked a friend if he knew another friend of mine who wrote a song about how he hates driving through Ohio. The land of speed traps and flat boringness.
bitvoid From: bitvoid Date: April 26th, 2003 09:28 am (UTC) (Link)


Ohio is the worst! What I hate most is that nobody in Ohio knows how to drive on the highway. The highway can be 6 lanes wide, and they'll spread out evenly across all 6 lanes, all going 5mph under the speed limit. ARGGHH!!!

I want to hear the song..
cannibal From: cannibal Date: April 26th, 2003 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's by Clif Flynt, and I can't find it on the net... I've never heard it myself, just heard of it, years ago. Can probably ask Clif sometime.
bitvoid From: bitvoid Date: April 22nd, 2003 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
So, it looks like I will be doing my road trip out to Chicago in roughly two weeks. I would be on the road on May 6-7 and 11-12th. Stopping in Detroit on the 6-7th would work better for me, but either is possible. Would any of those dates work for you to do a photo shoot? If so, would you be able to put me up for a night?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 2nd, 2003 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Darn, I'm sorry, I just realized I totally forgot to answer this! I was thinking about what to say, then somehow it just slipped my mind....

Been a busy time, I guess that's my only excuse.

Anyway, I am more-or-less free during those times, at least I'll be in town. I work weekdays, and I have a dance class tuesday nights (8-9), and skating sundays (3-4).

I live alone, so I'm not comfortable putting you up, sorry. I also would want to have my boyfriend there for a photo shoot. I hope you understand I'm just being practical: nice as you seem, I don't actually know you! Oh and finally: no nudity.

If after all of that you're still interested, let me know! If not, or if the timing won't work out, I totally understand. I'll continue to enjoy your photos from afar. (:
bitvoid From: bitvoid Date: May 2nd, 2003 01:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, unfortunately, it's looking like I may end up having to cancel the trip..but I'll update you as soon as I know for sure what's happening.

I totally understand your safety concerns; that's fine. And there is plenty of interesting stuff we can do without nudity..You'll actually see the next couple shoots I'll be putting up (whenever I actually get to editing them), are more cloth-ed stuff than the last few..

Anyway, I'll let you know what happens. If I don't end up making it out, you said you're gonna be down in Amherst in a few weeks, didn't you?
bitvoid From: bitvoid Date: May 5th, 2003 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yep. I'm gonna hafta call it -- no trip. Too much going on here that I can't put off. :(
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 6th, 2003 07:07 am (UTC) (Link)
aww...that's too bad. I know the feeling though. Hopefully you'll get some vacation time soon!
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