I was always a big fan of Criss Angel--the musician. Come to find out, this dude also does magic! Like, who knew?
The best part of a Criss Angel "demonstration" is the acting he does. Good gravy, does he sell the tricks. If you watch his A&E show, you'll come to learn, mostly from Criss' brother and mother but also his team that HE COULD DIE from, like, every trick he does. And brother, does he ever make you believe it! The grimaces, the groans, the totally intense look in his eyes...even the man's luxurious mane of tousled black hair screams with its every molecule "I could die doing this but I won't becuz I'm MAGIC, bitches."
Last night as I delighted in Angel's latter-day carny geek antics (The thread out of the eyehole! The ol' quarter under the skin!) I wondered aloud why there aren't really any female magicians with mainstream appeal. Cetainly no lady goth street magicians with tv shows. Okay I don't think I could name a single female magician.
That's weird, right?