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August 9th, 2010

Birkin Bag

the cast of the movie "cement garden"--two teenagers, a boy and a girl, and two younger children, also a boy and a girl. they are white, and look scruffy

“Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots, because it’s ok to be a boy, but for a boy to look like a girl is degrading, because you think that being a girl is degrading. But secretly you’d love to know what it’s like, wouldn’t you? What it feels like for a girl?”

- Charlotte Gainsbourg in The Cement Garden (this quote/clip was also used in what it feels like for a girl by madonna) via fuckyeahriotgrrrls and ghostparties

The Gainsbourg/Birkin clan is so fascinating and creepy and chic. First of all, David Birkin was a spy in WWII which is automatically awesome. Then Jane, his daughter, marries pop star Serge Gainsbourg and they release a single that everyone thinks is them having sex while being recorded. Also they are completely fantastic dressers and she gets an Hermés bag named after her. They have a daughter, Charlotte, who records a song called “Lemon Incest” with her dad. Later, Charlotte makes a movie about incest in which her character, Julie, has sex with Julie’s brother, Jack. The movie is directed by Charlotte’s uncle, Ned Birkin. Charlotte in general dresses in head-to-toe Balenciaga and is crazy cool. Jane has another daughter, Lou Doillon, who got her tongue pierced at like age 9 and who played Jane’s daughter in an autobiographical movie Jane directed.

That’s just one paragraph! Of them! And then Madonna! And Brigitte Bardot plays a role here too! And Catherine Denueve! These people are like the center of gravity for Fronchy arty things and also just so frigging good looking I can barely tear myself away.