In Eva, Angeli Khang plays a housemaid in the home of a sexually omnivorous rich woman (the damn-near perfect Sab Aggabao). So we see Sab’s character doing another girl (Angelica Cervantes), a guy AND Angeli, in every conceivable combination. She is the original good-time-was-had-by-all.
Let me a vote for Sab as the current generation’s Filipina goddess. In years gone by, the exploitation movies of this country starred women who were natural and bountiful. But most women in movies and shows that have come out in the past few years have taken advantage of a booming plastic surgery industry. Not Sab. She goes with what comes naturally to her and the result is worthy of our deepest gratitude.
Sab’s performance in Eva is notable for what it reveals in a shower scene. You are hard-pressed to find a movie or show from the Philippines that gets an actress thoroughly nekkid; full frontal is simply not in the cards. Mostly. But there in Eva is Sab in the altogether, unblurred and unobstructed. If this is the beginning of a trend let’s count ourselves lucky.
It’s not time to vote yet for a couple of reasons: (1) the last two weeks of December sometimes produce epic nudity from prestige productions; (2) we haven’t done our homework.
So here’s the homework, and I think it’ll be more fun than school homework, since there will be no quiz about the Wilmot Proviso: We need to remind ourselves of what was great in 2022. The links below should help.
Here is the list so far: (Feel free to add suggestions. If you have already made suggestions not shown below, I’ll get to it in a bit.)
Just in passing, I checked my stats and the nude post that got the most hits this year was Emma Watson at the beach. That one was obvious. It was the year’s biggest sensation. After that came some surprises. #2 was Emma Thompson in that Leo Grande thingy. #3 was Kelly Reilly.
One thing we saw in the 2022 mid-terms was that the death of polls had been, if not greatly, at least somewhat exaggerated. In general, the pollsters did a pretty good job this year. In this particular race, RCP summarized the polls with 51.0 for Warnock – with a 3.7% edge and 1.7% undecided. 538 said 50.2 for Warnock, with an edge of 2.0% and 1.8% undecided. Splitting the undecideds in the same proportion, that would result in a 51.0-49.0 win for Warnock using 538’s numbers, or a 51.9-48.1 Warnock victory using RCP’s numbers.
If you average those two summaries, you get Warnock with 51.45 and Walker with 48.55.
The actual result was Warnock 51.4, Walker 48.6. That’s about as accurate as polling can ever get. (In fact it’s MORE accurate than polling can really get. Getting that close is just a matter of luck.)
… as the good lord intended when he, in his infinite wisdom, created backyards. Knowing all things past, present and future, he knew that they would eventually serve some worthwhile purpose like barbecues or badminton or burying a drifter or Camila Mendes twerking in short shorts.