How do you know when youre the villain in a film? Huge piles of coke on your desk are a dead giveaway, but what about the more subtle cues? For instance, if you command legions of mindless henchmen and youre not ordering them to bring ice cream to sick children, youre probably up to no good. Likewise, if your voice rises to a fevered pitch at the end of each sentence followed by a maniacal laugh, you are, in all likelihood, evil. Finally, if you have a nemesis, or possibly nemeses, then you need to buy some tights, because you are totally someones bad guy.
So it turns out youre a villain after all. Dont worry too much about it, non-friend villains get an assload of benefits. Theres the union, great healthcare, and government funding, but more importantly, you get art exhibits themed after you like Villains & More Villains, opening Saturday at Pink Ghost (21 W. Las Olas Blvd., Ste. B, Fort Lauderdale). The group show pays tribute to the evildoers we all love to hate from sexy foes like Catwoman, who shoots a sly grin in Mike Bells Bad Kitty; to Stuntkids Maleficent, the dark queen who toils as Sleeping Beautys tormentor. Theres also the prettier half of Rocky and Bullwinkles dastardly duo, Natasha, whos more endearing than ever thanks to cutesy illustrator Helena Garcia; and deeper stuff like Lou Pimentels The Real King, a portrait of the terrible truth behind Burger Kings oh-so-creepy mascot. Take a peek at all those baddies and more during tonights 7 p.m. reception, which is free for all and features the downtempo beats of Adam Foster. Call 954-616-1304, or visit www.pinkghost.net.
June 21-July 5, 7 p.m., 2008