February 18, 2015

"Oysters are always scripted into scenes because they're very sensual, but many actors don't want to slurp those down on camera."

"So I tend to make a lot of fake oysters, which I make out of flan — a custard — which I then color and air brush, and I shape it. It perfectly slides out of the oyster shell."

18 comments:

YoungHegelian said...

Judging from the reaction of my nieces to flan, slurping down a flan-oyster is probably as disgusting a process as slurping down a real oyster.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I think perhaps I now have something of an explanation for why eating flan always gives me a boner.

Simon said...

Flan is delicious. I can't quite fathom the appeal of oyster.

David said...

Some people swallow. Some don't.

rehajm said...

I love oysters but you would never want to eat them after they'd been sitting around a soundstage under hot lights all day.

surfed said...

Oysters steamed and consumed around an evening outdoor bonfire with coolers of iced Budweisers is a religious South Eastern Coastal event. It is our community communion.

kristinintexas said...

"Hey, I found a rock with a snot in it!"

Oyster discussion begins at 3:50, but the whole thing is worth watching. For the record I do enjoy most seafood but the idea of eating a snot, I mean an oyster, has never appealed to me.

rwnutjob said...

The old wives tale about their being good for the libido is bogus. I ate a dozen once & only eight worked.

A joke old enough to vote.

ken in tx said...

Anyone who thinks either oysters or flan has any taste at all must have super sensitive taste buds. Both of them taste like clearing one's throat to me.

Kyzernick said...

I find oysters to be disgusting. Some folks rave about them, and I understand why, but the taste has never appealed to me.

el polacko said...

mmmm...fish-flavored boogers...how sensual !

FullMoon said...

rwnutjob said... [hush]​[hide comment]

The old wives tale about their being good for the libido is bogus. I ate a dozen once & only eight worked.

A joke old enough to vote.

Be Careful with that joke, it;s an antique

Birches said...

Consuming oysters on a film set seems like a recipe for food poisoning.


Flan is delicious.

mikee said...

I love oysters, but hate the odds of getting hepatitis or parasites or dysentery from them.

Life is safer but less fun now that I'm married to a physician.

glenn said...

Whoda thunk it? Fake food in Hollywood. I'm shocked to discover that anything in Tinseltown is ... Ummmm ... Fake.

Laslo Spatula said...

Every girl wants a flan necklace.

I am Laslo.

Saint Croix said...

Oysters are always scripted into scenes because they're very sensual

I named my film company Oyster Man Productions. One of the guys in film school starting laughing and told me I had sex on the brain. And I do, of course, but that hadn't actually occurred to me.

Tibore said...

I'm sort of surprised that some poor folks have had a negative experience with flan. Done correctly, it's absolutely heavenly. I can only conclude that there are some places out there that just don't do 'em right. And that's sad.