Good evening, America. He's Chloe Sevigny.
July 23, 2010 7:35 AM   Subscribe

 
I love Chloe Sevigny, and I love this.
posted by hermitosis at 7:37 AM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


In fact, my partner HATES Chloe Sevigny, and I predict he will also love this.
posted by hermitosis at 7:38 AM on July 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


I liked her in Kids. One of the best movies I will never watch again. Well, unless I decide to do a doubleheader with Requiem For a Dream.

Chloe Sevigny (for those who don't know).
posted by cjorgensen at 7:44 AM on July 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


Yeah, this is pretty funny if you have a basic working knowledge of Chloe Sevigny. I'm not sure how it would translate for someone unaware of her.

I spent most of the videos just chuckling quietly but the knock-knock joke in the "Birthdays" video almost knocked me out of my chair. Delivery is everything.
posted by padraigin at 7:47 AM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


grumblegrumblegrumbleNoBrownBunnyReenactmentgrumblegrumblegrumble
posted by Thorzdad at 7:51 AM on July 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


As someone mildly aware of her (I've seen Boys Don't Cry, Kids, and have at least heard about Brown Bunny), I don't find this to be as funny as other men in dresses I know of.
posted by hanoixan at 7:52 AM on July 23, 2010


Is this a play on the fact that Chloe Sevigny is pretentious or that she's pretty beat-up looking?

I've seen a couple of her movies, but never heard her interviewed. Conveniently there was a link to an interview with her in the right-hand column and she didn't speak like the impersonator at all. She was talking about ridiculous fashion shit, but it was standard pretentious and not over-the-top pretentious. But man, I can't believe that she's a bit younger than me. She's halfway to late 70's Nico, which makes this seem a little bit cruel.
posted by Mayor Curley at 7:55 AM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't understand this, but it does confirm my suspicion that black and white checkered tights makes ANYONE sexy.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 8:02 AM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


this is seriously one of the funniest things ive seen, i have been playing them for a few weeks now and they make me giggle like an ennui laced school girl.
posted by PinkMoose at 8:10 AM on July 23, 2010


Chloe is a broad target because she really doesn't care much about what people think, and therefore winds up doing and saying things that other people find strange, ridiculous, or unpleasant.

I loved watching her interview on the Demonlover dvd, in which she openly questioned the filmmaker's competence and clearly regretted the entire experience. I couldn't believe they even included it on the dvd.

The image of her as a pretentious, vain, irritable fashion doll is perhaps inevitable since she's not that interested in PR. In a world where everyone is radiating false cheer and generosity, a fairly normal person comes off looking off-kilter.
posted by hermitosis at 8:11 AM on July 23, 2010 [9 favorites]


As someone who only knows Chloe Sevigny from her performance in Big Love, where she plays a Mormon wife who eschews makeup and wears modest clothes, this only baffled me.

So the pretentiousness and the fashion-conscious diva angle naturally went right over my head, but I have to ask, wouldn't this have been better if the voice sounded more like Chloe Sevigny's? Because to me it doesn't, at all.
posted by misha at 8:25 AM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


It has recently come to my attention that I love Drew Droege
posted by Chipmazing at 8:27 AM on July 23, 2010


I'm at work and am afraid to check - is he doing a scene from Brown Bunny?
posted by codswallop at 8:32 AM on July 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


grumblegrumblegrumbleNoBrownBunnyReenactmentgrumblegrumblegrumble
posted by Thorzdad at 7:51 AM on July 23 [1 favorite +] [!]

Oyvay - watch what you wish for. I've only seen that scene once, and once is enough. Bravo TV, you owe me new eyeballs!!
posted by helmutdog at 8:35 AM on July 23, 2010


watch some actual Chloe for comparison and it gets a lot funnier
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:37 AM on July 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


wouldn't this have been better if the voice sounded more like Chloe Sevigny's? Because to me it doesn't, at all.

No, it doesn't sound like her, but he nails some of her phrasing and expressions so well that I think it works better that he's not actually trying to do an impression of her.
posted by padraigin at 8:40 AM on July 23, 2010


. . .NoBrownBunnyReenactment. . .

Watch what you wish for. I've only seen that scene once, and once is enough. Bravo TV, you owe me new eyeballs!!

Wait, you saw Drew Droege blow Vincent Gallo? On BRAVO!? Well, actually, where else?
posted by The Bellman at 8:45 AM on July 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


He definitely got the mouth right with the pursing and all. It didn't really sound like her but it was still funny.

Chloe Sevigny's always been one of my favorite famous people. I remember her from when she was a Sassy intern. I actually think she looks really great these days, although the video of her talking about her fashion line was probably not the most flattering - she has one of those weird faces like Uma Thurman does that can look alternatingly beautiful or homely.
posted by Jess the Mess at 8:49 AM on July 23, 2010


I think the only two movies I've seen her in are Eyes Wide Shut and The Wicker Man. This has given me an interesting impression of her.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:49 AM on July 23, 2010


Drag impersonations generally leave me cold, but I respect the skill on display here. I'm sure it helps that I have a basic working knowledge of Chloe Sevigny - who I like to think will find the performance amusing.
posted by Joe Beese at 8:53 AM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


In a world where everyone is radiating false cheer and generosity, a fairly normal person comes off looking off-kilter.

That rings true to me.
posted by nola at 9:10 AM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


It has recently come to my attention that this video makes me feel inadequate because Chloe's designer fashions would never work on me. I mean, that dude has better legs than I do and can actually rock those checkered tights.
posted by Dr. Zira at 9:10 AM on July 23, 2010


Well, unless I decide to do a doubleheader with Requiem For a Dream.

FILM TO FILM!
FILM TO FILM!
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:18 AM on July 23, 2010 [16 favorites]


I think the only two movies I've seen her in are Eyes Wide Shut and The Wicker Man. This has given me an interesting impression of her.

She wasn't in Eyes Wide Shut or The Wicker Man. You're probably thinking of Leelee Sobieski.
posted by SweetJesus at 9:36 AM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


You're probably thinking of Leelee Sobieski.

I know I am.
posted by The Bellman at 9:55 AM on July 23, 2010


Yeah, I love Chloe Sevigny too. The comparison Jess The Mess made to Uma Thurman was spot-on. I thought I was the only one who thought Uma Thurman and Chloe Sevigny had that surreal quality, like one of those 3-D baseball cards from the seventies, where there was more WTF than 3D.

The knock-knock joke was hilarious, just in case you didn't know.
posted by Xoebe at 10:11 AM on July 23, 2010


I'm not sure how it would translate for someone unaware of her.

My thoughts while watching: "I don't.. wha.. hm. Does not compute. But the word soup is delicious."
posted by pyrex at 10:17 AM on July 23, 2010


You're probably thinking of Leelee Sobieski.

Oh, you're right. They're technically the same person, though.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:17 AM on July 23, 2010


For all those who are having trouble with this, it's in the same vein as Very Mary Kate: they're not so much parodying Mary Kate Olson and Chloe Sevigny as they're parodying the idea of Mary Kate Olson and Chloe Sevigny. So, in some sense, you do need to know who these people are to get it; but, at the same time, you shouldn't know too much about them otherwise it starts to fall apart.
posted by mhum at 10:18 AM on July 23, 2010


Yeah, the only thing I know about Chloe Sevigny is she blew Vincent Gallo on camera. So I'm not exactly sure what I am looking at here. I was sort of hoping Drew Droege was also going to blow Vincent Gallo but no such luck.
posted by Justinian at 10:33 AM on July 23, 2010


watch some actual Chloe for comparison and it gets a lot funnier

Wow, so her line of fashion is styled based upon shopping at Goodwill?
posted by wcfields at 10:33 AM on July 23, 2010


That was wonderful.

(I always thought Sevigny should've played everyone in The Virgin Suicides.)
posted by Jody Tresidder at 10:34 AM on July 23, 2010


hmmmm. Chloe Sevigny is freakin' awesome - big fan here. but I don't think this comedian gets her except in the most vague and lazy way. Family Guy would do a better job than he did
These videos are extreeeeemely beneath Chole's tiniest attention.
posted by Bwithh at 11:15 AM on July 23, 2010


I too only know Sevigny from Big Love. I thought I first saw her in a sort of a French summer-romance thing, but it wasn't her. I can't say I'm a huge fan. So I watched this Upright Citizens Brigade clip, and then a few of the other clips featuring Drew Droegge and a few featuring Sevigny, and I guess at the end, I am pretty pissed at myself for wasting so much time on two unfunny, uninteresting people.
posted by beelzbubba at 12:00 PM on July 23, 2010


Bwithh, I interpreted his performance more like the Very Mary Kate videos where the impressionist only uses a real famous person as a launch pad. In the VMK videos, the actress creates a bizarre personality based loosely on a spoiled rich child star who never had to live in the real world; Droege's impressions have just swiped the name of an often ill-quoted style icon who obviously doesn't give a shit about appearing normal or down-to-earth to the media or her fans.
posted by zoomorphic at 12:07 PM on July 23, 2010


I admire her courage to dress like an old lady after one too many gimlets.
posted by contessa at 12:24 PM on July 23, 2010


Weird. I'm pretty familiar with Chloe - I've seen her in several things and heard her interviewed anyway - and I'm always game for a drag performance. But I don't get this at all.
posted by serazin at 2:36 PM on July 23, 2010


She's a talented actress and I happen to think she's gorgeous, but these videos were still hilarious.

My favorite bits:

"Experience wanderluuuust."

"Say no to Harmony Korine."

LOL
posted by bardic at 11:32 PM on July 23, 2010


I somehow stumbled on these a month or so ago and didn't even know that they were based on a real person - like VMK (thanks to zoomorphic for reminding me to catch up on those!) they are hilarious on their own merits without seeming to rely too much on a realistic parody.
posted by Thomas Tallis is my Homeboy at 4:26 PM on July 24, 2010


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