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It’s already 2016 in Australia. Happy New Year! And aren’t you lucky. Because your new year began in the presence of our elusive butterfly. Mimi was in Melbourne for New Year’s Eve, performing at Crown Casino which is owned, of course, by her boyfriend, the billionaire James Packer. As you know, Mimi and James started dating early in the summer, set up by Brett Ratner. Not even a month into the relationship he took her to Italy, set her up on his yacht, and only played her music at his parties. There followed a lot of jewellery and a lot of compliments. James, ostensibly, is very good at telling her that she’s thin.
But she would tell you that she worked so hard this year. She headlined in Vegas. And she directed a Christmas movie – have you watched it yet? It’s a fascinating piece of filmmaking and, in my opinion, so much more artistically important than The Revenant by Alejandro G Inarritu. For starters, you only need to see The Revenant one time. Nobody wants to see that movie more than once. A Christmas Melody on the other hand is worthy of repeats, even back to back viewings. Like Airplane. You know how Airplane is funny in new ways every time you watch it? Same can be said for Mimi’s A Christmas Melody. I’ve now enjoyed it, here and there, in parts, three times in the last week. And every time I notice something fresh – a curl in her hair that’s positioned just so, the way her hip is angled for maximum skinny effect. And for all the masturbation that Inarritu’s cinematography is supposedly inducing, the camera work in A Christmas Melody is more riveting, more compelling, and more WTF than any fake bear f-cking scene on offer in The Revenant.