Monday, November 7, 2011

She Still Looks Gorgeous at Fifty

Some movie stars look as radiantly gorgeous at fifty as they did when they first burst upon the scene. Of course, I am talking about Mothra, who made her debut in an eponymous film. Mothra sure is a looker:

Now, that's one fine looking moth. Of course, no post about Mothra would be complete without the Mothra theme song, sung by the ***SPOILER ALERT*** two little pixies who lived in the temple on Mothra's home island:

I had wanted to post a clip from the movie, but embedding was disabled. While the scene doesn't play "creepy", the subject matter is pretty chilling when one considers it- the audience sits, enraptured by the very singing that will bring about their doom. The beautiful pixies which have been enslaved for their entertainment are sending out a call for vengeance, vengeance in the form of a giant moth!!! You are on the way to destruction! Destruction at the hands antennae of a moth... now that's lepidopterror!

The moth-summoning pixies of the movie were played by twin sisters Emi and Yumi Ito, who recorded as The Peanuts. When not bringing the wrath of giant insects down on their oppressors, these ladies were swinging:

Those Ito twins were really something. Of course, other pop acts have taken on the Mothra Song, but there's no substitute for the original. Just imagine, if the ill-conceived, piss-poor American "re-imagining" of Godzilla hadn't been such a flop, thus dissuading American studios from tackling other Toho properties, we may have had a remake of Mothra starring the Olsen twins.

A few years back, I found a cute site called "The Church of Mothra", which was a fan site by a neo-pagan who posited that Mothra, being a nature goddess, would be worthy of worship. That site is now defunct, but there is a current Church of Mothra blog which doesn't seem to be theological in nature.


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

but there's no substitute for the original

Perhaps you are looking to the wrong kind of band.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Technically, that's a song about "Mothra", not the "Mothra Song". The lead singer looks like the missing link between Al Franken and Larry Kirwan... that's not a putdown by any stretch of the imagination.

Sexy blonde accordion girl is sexy.

Hell, sexy accordion girls are sexy.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Oh, well, you want to get technical...

Anyway, Moar sexy accordion girls.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Gojira is not dead, merely resting.

Laura said...

Oh my lanta.....

I have to admit.. the obit in The Church of Mothra was hilarious. :P
A double major in loitering and smoking... *snicker*


Helmut Monotreme said...

I didn't mind the re-imagining of Godzilla itself, the monster looked slimmer and more plausible, Like it had taken a long look at itself and decided it needed to start working out and cut out the fatty foods. What I did hate was the japan-ectomy the whole film got. Godzilla is as Japanese as baisboru and sushi. It is the concrete realization of Japans fears of the America and Nuclear power. So when they make godzilla the result of a French nuclear test, when they replace some badly lip-sync'd Japanese dude with Matthew fucking Broderick, when they make godazilla a mommy, when they replace Tokyo with goddamn New Fucking York (No offense, it is a fine city, but it is not the center of the world, and it isn't really very Japanese) and when they kill Godzilla, well it seems like they don't fucking understand the material real well. I don't expect Shakespeare from a Godzilla movie, but I do expect some respect or at least acknowledgement of the source material. And they totally should have included the Blue Oyster Cult song in the movie someplace. Rant over. Mothra was cool too.

Glennis said...

Oh, now you've given me something to fritter away my time at work with!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

(No offense, it is a fine city, but it is not the center of the world, and it isn't really very Japanese)

Watch it, bub!

Oh, now you've given me something to fritter away my time at work with!

Sweet! Thanks for the compliment.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

It is really quite startling that american productivity continues to increase, what with the intertrons.

M. Bouffant said...

Did the Ito girls eventually become Pink Lady?

Smut Clyde said...

I believe in spiracles
Where you from
You sexy thing
I believe in spiracles
Since you came along
You sexy thing

Jennifer said...

How did I miss this!?! I loved Mothra (Mahhhhthrrrraaaa!) as a kid!

Barbers Englewood said...

It is not really impossible to look good and look young at fifty, maybe it depends ob their lifestyle that's why they magically look that way.