i had on my schedule to pencil in some time to watch “halston” on netflix.
it stars ewan mcgregor,
who plays the iconic fashion designer,
and was executive produced by ryan murphy.
when i was moonlighting as a freelance stylist at fashion week,
i did one of his shows.
shout out to the ones who put me on to that.
i took three important tidbits from the show…
1. Trauma will keep you stuck in one place as you’re moving towards your goals.
halston’s life was watching his mother being abused by his father as a kid.
he would comfort her by making fashion-inspired things,
like putting feathers on one of her hats,
to make her feel better.
that is where he learned to give a feeling to his creativity.
He wanted women to FEEL something.
she gave him encouragement and made him feel like the star that he was,
but he wanted the same love from his abusive father as well.
this is what led him to feelings of acceptance and insecurity in his career,
but he still had a huge ego that he was everything that held him back.
it made him feel he was owed something rather than working hard for it.
2. The wrong person WILL ruin your life (like, frfr)
victor hugo ruined halston’s life.
he was an escort with big dreams and a bigger dick.
who was searching for love,
gave too much rope for victor to run wild.
victor got him hooked on drugs,
he manipulated halston into being in his world.
after all halston did for him,
and even loved him,
that whore still wanted to blackmail and ruin him.
halston should have kept him as someone to fuck when he was horny.
Keep your sex and professional lives separate,
especially if you’re the star.
you fuck the big dicks; don’t let them end up fucking you.
same for my bi males and pussy.
pussy has brought down many powerful males.
3. Never sign something without reading it first.
a no brainer,
halston signed his whole life away while trusting a businessman to protect him.
when halston couldn’t return the investment any longer,
things started to go south and the business turned on him.
when he was doing well,
he had the business on their knees.
when shit went south,
he didn’t have any more creative leeway to use against them.
if you’re gonna keep people on their knees,
you always be constantly on your shit.
halston let drugs,
and partying fuck him up.
halston died without owning his name.
Liza Minnelli reminded him of his mother which is why he was so enamored by her
Eliza was attracted to Halston and really did have his best interest
Once Halston slicked his hair back and put that bronzer on, the juice was loose.
Victor absolutely gave Halston HIV but he was doing a lot of reckless fuckin’ himself
Why would even let that common whore be running wild in his professional life like that?
He should have stayed with ED but I suspect Ed didn’t fuck his brains out like Victor
Halton’s should have done exclusive limited-edition jeans when the businessman told him
The businessman was tired of Halston’s shit and was ready to part ways
If he didn’t die of HIV then he woulda died from lung cancer from all the cigarette smoking
I was obsessed with watching and researching the Studio 54 era
Is it me or did Ewan Mcgregor sound like Kevin Spacey in his portrayal of Halston?
it was a really good 5 episode docu-series.
they go by quickly and help you learn some stuff about halston.
i loved his sassiness at times,
but when he started turning on people who started with him:
that’s when he started annoying me and i lost sympathy.
check it out foxhole and lemme know your thoughts.
“halston” is on netflix right now.