Saturday, August 23, 2008

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: O.M.G.

Capote’s Queeny Cameo in The Clone Wars
Two thirds of the way through Star Wars: The Clone Wars appears the character of Ziro the Hutt – a villain who has orchestrated the kidnapping of his own great-nephew, the son of Jabba the Hutt. Jabba, you may remember is the giant alien slug that flash froze Han Solo and always seems to have an exotic dancer somewhere in his line of sight (even here, in a cartoon).

Well, Ziro it turns out is the spitting image of author Truman Capote in drag, complete with a peacock feather tucked into the purple scarf wrapped around his head and Capote’s fey, affected Southern accent.

Poor Truman, as if being a gay, alcoholic, unfulfilled genius wasn’t difficult enough. Now, he’s portrayed as a villainous cartoon alien slug, one willing to arrange the kidnapping of his own great nephew (a major plot point of the film).

Emphasis added by me.

Oh. My. God.

Go to the post to read the rest, especially the footnotes.

This was Truman Capote:

Retrobites: Capote in Kansas (1966)

Although my own TV memories are of him seemingly blitzed out of his mind on something and his voice even higher and a lot slower than it is in that clip.

Previously here:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- The ONLY Review You Need

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