#384: Jordan Firstman
Kate Berlant, The Death of Dimes Square, Shawtie Bae, and more.
Perfectly Imperfect is a newsletter offering “A Taste of Someone’s Taste” from guests like Charli XCX, John Cale, Julian Casablancas, Lena Dunham, Mac Demarco, Dasha Nekrasova, Weyes Blood, Tim Heidecker, Ayo Edebiri, Michael Imperioli, Rayne Fisher-Quann, Mel Ottenberg, Chloe Cherry, Matty Matheson, Anna Delvey, The Dare, Caroline Calloway, Snail Mail, and more.
Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked Jordan Firstman to share a taste of his taste on Perfectly Imperfect.
Jordan Firstman is a Los Angeles-based writer, actor, and comedian, and the star of Sebastián Silva’s latest film, Rotting In The Sun, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year. Besides having written, produced, and acted in projects such as Search Party, The Other Two, Big Mouth, and Ms. Marvel, Jordan got famous for his viral Instagram series of impressions and character sketches back in 2020. He was recently profiled in publications including Vanity Fair, The Hollywood Reporter, and interviewed by Robert Pattinson in an article for Interview Magazine that is too good. The satirical and meta black comedy Rotting In The Sun is available to stream on MUBI and Perfectly Imperfect readers can check it out for free with this link. Jordan has great taste, and lucky for us, he’s here to tell us what he’s been into.
Without further ado
Jordan Firstman (instagram)
📖 Bruce wagner - the marvel universe
I’ve been shouting this queens name for the last year and I’m not gunna stop. The marvel universe was the last piece of art that made me fall to the knees, stay on my knees, suck till it was finished, leave bruised. Fat Joan forever. He’s a genius, he’s hot, he’s my dad and my mentor and my muse. He also wrote “Maps to the stars” and it has a 15 year child actor saying faggot jew (or is it jew faggot?) in it!!! It’s mia wasikowska’s most iconic performance. I would die for bruce wagner with his cock in my mouth. He’s straight too ! His girlfriend Jamie is an angel too. I wanna have dinner at sunset tower with them every night.
📱 Shawtie Bae
Oh my gatos ! In this point of view, shawtie bae is richness, famousness, Gucciness, dulceness, sometimes sadness, but always entertainmentness. She is my favorite tiktoker of 2023. Anyways ! Dis gurrrrr. These are all shawtie bae original phrases. I don’t think people realize how hard it is to make a catch phrase that sticks. Shawtie bae has a new brilliant catch phrase every 2 weeks. Her running through a 2000 person crowd of fans at the mall with a military security team is peak culture.
☠️ The death of dimes square
Ur done bitch ! The plan didn’t work! Saying the word based is 8-10x more cringe than me doing an impression of bananas breads publicist.
👚 Martine Rose
It’s just the coolest. Deep deep levels of cool ingrained in her. She should have gotten the Louis Vuitton gig over Pharrell. It’s kinda the only thing I wanna wear. It’s so effortless.
💊 TLC they are calling it I think?
Idk it’s a new drug I tried at whole festival in Berlin. It’s a derivative of 3mmc or 4mmc but it was goooood. I took it right before Juliana huxtables set and mama she was flyin.
She didn’t put in on SOS but it’s one of my favorite sza songs ever made. She posted it with a video on her Instagram. It makes me cry.
“I can't stop till my shit shine
I can't stop till I rеach my
Tic-toc, till it go away
Time waits for nary man
I rеgret all the things we said in haste
Knowing the golden hour awaits for me
Twilight calls my name”
God bless you sza. you changed my life.
🤫 Niki Takesh’s close friends story
Sorry you can’t all be granted access but she is making me LOL more than any other close friends on IG. I love her.
😆 “Kate” by Kate berlant
A transcendent theatre experience. I knew it would be genius because it’s Kate but I literally couldn’t sleep the night I saw it thinking about the layers of brilliance. It’s like space, you wanna understand it, but it’s so vast in its scope that it starts to hurt and you start to feel small if you think too deeply about it. So you just have to laugh.
I like my gummies super hard and cold. The world mix is great because it has everything, although I don’t love the ones with the white kinda nuggety texture in the middle. I never eat those.
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