BREAKING NEWS – The Studio Exec goes on set with Darren Aronofsky directing Clippy The Movie. We managed to catch up with the Requiem For A Dream and Mother! writer / director to get the latest on his new project. With Darren Aronofsky directing Clippy The Movie, we find out what drew him to this surprising project.

Darren Aronofsky Directing Clippy? Thanks For Taking Time Out To Talk With The Exec

To be honest, I’m glad to have something else to do. I’m just sat there on set, twiddling my fucking thumbs.

Why Is That?

We decided to make Clippy a combination of stop-animation and CGI. There’s fuck-all for me to do. It’s just people running around with green body-suits on and plasticine. Actually, it’s kinda sexy, now I think about it.

Can You Tell Us Anything About The Movie?

Yeah, why not? Who Cares? It tells the story of Clippy. Everyone over the age of 35 will remember that little motherfucker popping up on your computer and saying, ‘It looks like you’re trying to write a letter. Would you like some help?’ It’s a story about someone compelled to just be annoying because he’s constantly shunned for mansplaining every time he opens his mouth. It’s a story about toxic masculinity that leads him down a path of alienation and self-destruction. If you think The Wrestler meets Requiem For A Dream, but set in an animated kids world, you can’t go far wrong.


Yeah, he’s also in it. The main part of the film tells the story we all know. But then, things get really fucked up and trippy in the last third of the movie. You know, like they did in Mother! There’s all sorts of creepy, pseudo-religious images because Clippy is wandering the digital wastelands. He’s searching for redemption and meaning in his now redundant life. It’s an age old tale. I guess we all grow old and insignificant and because of that, we assign meaning where there isn’t any. It’s like T.S Eliot said, ‘I will show you meaning in a handful of dust.’

You Kinda Lost Me There?

Look, just plug the fucking movie, because it’s got loads of CGI shenanigans going on. Think Wallace and Gromit meets Angel Heart with a bit of Tron thrown in and you’re basically there.

Clippy The Movie Is Due To Be Released Next Year


HOLLYWOOD – Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence and director Darren Aronosfky have split after a year of dating, claiming ‘irreconcilable allegorical differences’.

The Hollywood romance between American Hustle actress Jennifer Lawrence and Mother! director Darren Aronofsky is over. Their whirlwind romance lasted little over a year but many people were already struggling to find a snappy abbreviation.  Chapeau editor Xavier Poulis told the Studio Exec:

We tried DarrLaw and Jenofsky but nothing really held. I liked Dajeoflawosky but no one could say it.

The reason for the split came out of a source close to the actress who prefers to remain anonymous.

It was never going to work. Darren would always say that their relationship was really a metaphor for the creation of the world. He was God and Jennifer was the physical Cosmos. His fans were like the brainy people in the world. And hers were people who consciously eat food from buckets. Jennifer on the other hand said that their relationship was actually an analogy of America in 2017.

In that it contained a lot of anger and confusion?

In that it was fucked.

Many fans expressed fear that the Mother! sequel currently in the works, with Lawrence due to star in and Aronofsky direct will still go ahead.

Mother!! will be released in 2019.


HOLLYWOOD – Darren Aronofsky is in talks to direct Mother 2! a sequel to his controversial film Mother!

Following showings at Venice and Toronto, Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! has been one of the most talked about films. It has garnered boos and an F from an unappreciative audience, despite the presence of big hitter Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. Aronofsky is however unfazed and is already in talks to follow up the sequel.

I want to go back to the house if you know what I mean. With Mother! I did something truly remarkable. I took an allegory for the creation of the universe and the effect of mankind on the natural world, mixed in some stuff about celebrity culture and put together a rocking good time. Obviously, I immediately wondered if I could do it again. After all, the film is about a cycle, so it wouldn’t be hard to go back to the beginning and start again.

So the story is…?

The story would start right at the end of where Mother! stops. Then it just goes on through, pretty much the same with some minor differences.  I could make this movie over and over for the rest of my career.

Wouldn’t that…?

The only problem I have is where to put the exclamation point.

I can give you a suggestion. 

You are hilarious SE!

For our review of Mother! CLICK HERE.



REVIEW – Darren Aronofsky’s mother!


I’ve not heard a good word said about Darren Aronofsky.

The people I know that have interviewed and been in his presence tell tales of an arrogant, pretentious gentleman but even without those reports, if you had to pick an arsehole out of a police line up, you’d be pointing the finger his way.

However, it’s this arrogance and pretension that makes him one of the most interesting filmmakers around. His ambition and the belief in his own talent is gigantic and although these qualities are admirable, the belief that he is not as good as he thinks he is opens the door to ridicule, but it shouldn’t. Everyone knows that Icarus never reached the sun, but nobody talks about how high he got before his wings melted.

There have been oodles of absurd reviews of the film which have brought to the surface the inner jerk of critics itching to show the world how clever they are and although that would usually aggravate me, I fully appreciate their desire to decode and if i had the time or the inclination, I’d write an essay on it. 

There are the obvious religious and environmental themes and allegories. Aronofsky is peddling the angle that Jennifer Lawrence is Mother Earth and there is plenty of the Genesis story in there. Eden, Adam’s rib, Cain and Abel. It could be read as a prequel to Noah and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if the seeds of the story didn’t spring from that thought.

What I got was the relationship between an artist and his muse. The Poet (Bardem/Aronofsky) thrives on love, adulation and chaos. They’re the fuel that inspires him to create. Peace and harmony bores him so he allows the madness of the outside world into his life. He knows that by doing so this will eventually lead to the destruction of the relationship he is in at the time and he doesn’t do it with malicious intent, but the creation is more important than the relationship. The chaos he brings into their life excites him, stirs him and gives him his mojo back which leads to the creation of a new poem (A film, maybe this film) and a baby. He sends his poem out into the world, the fans and the press swarm and he revels in it, neglecting the needs of his wife and his child in the process. Finally, the very symbol of their love is torn apart due to his neglect, his partner finally breaks and the relationship is destroyed but The Poet takes the memory of her and their love, puts it on the shelf and awaits his next muse/victim, to begin the same cycle of creation again.

Now, I am fully aware that many people reading this will think what I just wrote is a load of old twaddle, and it might be, but if that is what Aronofsky intended then he is as good as he thinks he is. He’s taken us on a trip through his subconscious and by design, created a piece of exceptional art. On the other hand, if he’s just dropped a bunch of ideas in a blender and thrown it all at the wall to see what sticks, has he not also created a piece of exceptional art? I’ll leave that for you to debate, as I’m currently undecided, but whatever the conclusion, Mother! deserves five stars for just making me think about such things.