So, in Darren Aronofsky
's incredible film Requiem for a Dream
(Watch it. Now.), television self-help guru Tappy Tibbons
instructs people to change their lives by undertaking three, committed steps:
- NO RED MEAT.
- NO REFINED SUGAR.
The entire film dances around this final step. In fact, a number of shots have Tappy building up to it:
This last one is a killer. The last two were easy...
Now, watch the film (again) and stop it at 35 minutes and 59 seconds. A blurred shot
has Tappy at a whiteboard, where he's written out all three steps. The first two are legible, and the third one isn't, except as "NO ORGASL."
Does he mean "No drugs
?" Well, if you think O's and D's are sort of interchangable, and agree that the faint smudge between the R and the G is a U, and discount the A and the L, then perhaps. In terms of the rest of the film (drugs bring every last character down), it makes sense. But Tappy has terrible handwriting
Of course, according to Chihuahua Grub
, it's totally "NO ORGASMS"