Imaginary "Troll" Sings "Bali Hai" In Icelandic While Wearing Bjork's Swan Dress!

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You remember the famed swan dress that Björk wore at the Oscars, which caused so much furor and chatter it was like the original Angelina's leg.

Well, singer/comic/actor Lea DeLaria is wearing a facsimile of it in a new play called Out of Iceland.

I ran into Lea the other day and she told me, "I play Thor, a figment of the imagination of one of the characters."

(The press release describes Thor as "Iceland's flamboyant troll.")

"I'm a man -- or a woman," Lea added.

"Indeterminate gender?" I asked.

"Yes," she responded. "That's a joke in the script.

"The play is very Beetlejuice meets Bugs Bunny.

"Anyway, they go from a cabin to a volcano in Iceland, and I come out in a swan dress and sing 'Bali Hai' in Icelandic. I've been rehearsing it for two weeks."

Hmm. This sounds way more fun than Out of Africa.


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Luscious Lea DeLaria


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Tanah Lot Villas
Tanah Lot Villas

 In your mind, put a cat on her head and Groucho Marx glasses on her face, twirling plates and swinging a hula hoop while wearing Bjork's swan dress, singing "You're a Grand Old Flag" and stomping grapes Lucille Ball-style. Natalie Portman is also going to show up at the royal wedding dressed in a copy of Bjork's Swan Dress. This will be partly in continued promotion of her recent film "Black Swan." It's anticipated Camilla will become incredibly irate at another woman arriving in a Swan Dress, and she will start an altercation.

latenitebump
latenitebump

that´s what you want; to make a statement on the red carpet at the oscars.björk werqt. she left a lasting impression that they´re still talking--though not raving; more like outraging--about today.who was the designer?i couldn´t do better.tens across the board.

Supergr8
Supergr8

I used to enjoy Lea, until I made a brief compliment about her performance I had seen earlier that same night at another venue.  I was standing at a bar (during a lesbo night) when she and a small entourage walked up to the bar and stood right next to me.  I was quite excited and complimented her performance and she let let loose with demeaning, bullying comments about people LIKE ME.  Maybe she really just doesn't like gay men, maybe she doesn't like Orlando, maybe she just doesn't like working people.  In any case, she's a bitch.  It's still one of my favorite "brushes with celebrity" stories, but few people outside of NYC know who she is, so I don't get to tell it that often.

Miko
Miko

Lea is a hoot!

Bwaybill
Bwaybill

Wow, between this and the Bowie album, she's a busy lady.

Nyah
Nyah

"the original Angelina's leg," lol

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