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Do You Believe in Magic?

by Jacob Clifton August 17, 2004
Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story

Split screen of crowds screaming all over the world, and of course it's lame. Most of them are just the same shot, twice or five times. It's now 1993, Dangerous tour. He's in yellow now, with the full arm cast thing. My least favorite Michael of all. He dances more, and he also dances, and he sweats. FOREVER. The flashbulbs of Diana Ross are back so watch out. Bobby takes a phone call. A girl screams and passes out. Again. Flash bulbs...so weird to spend this much time on this when we've skipped literally decades. Bobby is losing his shit on the phone. Who cares if we know why? MJ's all, HOOO-HOOH! Michael loves Singapore. Why? Bobby's having a heart attack with the phone call. Phyllis. Cut to reporter saying that Dr. Thomas has filed charges on behalf of Manny, who's twelve. Michael's calling it tabloids but it's in main news sources, plus the L.A. Times, so shut up. You're officially evil, Martha. "If you stare at your troubles, they only multiply." What. Ev. They discuss how they want money. Michael suggests that he could give Thomas's screenplay to Spielberg and that will make him happy and it'll all go away. Bobby tells him that Spielberg's people called and the Peter Pan movie is not going to happen. I fucking dare you to ask why, Michael Jackson.

"What do you mean? Why not?" Some problem with "the rights," Bobby extemps. Maybe he's telling the truth, I don't know. Funny timing, though, considering Sarah Silverman would call you a bad risk. Michael refuses to "stare at" his problems some more. He's wearing a pirate shirt and staring into a Xanax kind of fog. "Tell them it's all lies," he says in this weird voice like he's on Star Trek, "make them believe." He walks out of the room -- and out of his mind. Jack the Lawyer is like, "Is he always this calm?" Trust me. "This hurts him more than you could ever imagine." Jack's like, I guess so. Except he fucks little kids. It's in his eyes, that he says this.

Liz walks in on Michael having a tea party with three Michael Jackson mannequins. I'm not kidding. Liz is wearing a pink track suit and, like, so much makeup. Still nothing at all like Liz at all...but she's violently crazy, after all. So kind of. "You know I would never hurt a child. I would slit my wrists first," Flex emotes. We all know that; it's true and it's sad but mostly it's true. Of course she believes him. I do too. "I want to go back. I want to go back to Neverland." And you will. Soon enough. "Now, let's have some tea," says Liz, because reality is not her forte. Bobby comes in and Liz pats his shoulder and ASAP leaves to have a little meeting with Bobby about how Michael's not eating and won't leave the hotel room. Awkward, to quote Wing Chun. "Lizzie! Come and get your tea!" screams freaky Michael. Because it's all about tea and mannequins. Bobby leaves -- wouldn't you? "Oh! Hello," she says to the mannequins. It's hilarious. Like Courtney having lunch with Sharon Stone. "Let's have some tea with your alter ego!"

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Do You Believe in Magic?

by Jacob Clifton August 17, 2004
Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story

Split screen of crowds screaming all over the world, and of course it's lame. Most of them are just the same shot, twice or five times. It's now 1993, Dangerous tour. He's in yellow now, with the full arm cast thing. My least favorite Michael of all. He dances more, and he also dances, and he sweats. FOREVER. The flashbulbs of Diana Ross are back so watch out. Bobby takes a phone call. A girl screams and passes out. Again. Flash bulbs...so weird to spend this much time on this when we've skipped literally decades. Bobby is losing his shit on the phone. Who cares if we know why? MJ's all, HOOO-HOOH! Michael loves Singapore. Why? Bobby's having a heart attack with the phone call. Phyllis. Cut to reporter saying that Dr. Thomas has filed charges on behalf of Manny, who's twelve. Michael's calling it tabloids but it's in main news sources, plus the L.A. Times, so shut up. You're officially evil, Martha. "If you stare at your troubles, they only multiply." What. Ev. They discuss how they want money. Michael suggests that he could give Thomas's screenplay to Spielberg and that will make him happy and it'll all go away. Bobby tells him that Spielberg's people called and the Peter Pan movie is not going to happen. I fucking dare you to ask why, Michael Jackson.

"What do you mean? Why not?" Some problem with "the rights," Bobby extemps. Maybe he's telling the truth, I don't know. Funny timing, though, considering Sarah Silverman would call you a bad risk. Michael refuses to "stare at" his problems some more. He's wearing a pirate shirt and staring into a Xanax kind of fog. "Tell them it's all lies," he says in this weird voice like he's on Star Trek, "make them believe." He walks out of the room -- and out of his mind. Jack the Lawyer is like, "Is he always this calm?" Trust me. "This hurts him more than you could ever imagine." Jack's like, I guess so. Except he fucks little kids. It's in his eyes, that he says this.

Liz walks in on Michael having a tea party with three Michael Jackson mannequins. I'm not kidding. Liz is wearing a pink track suit and, like, so much makeup. Still nothing at all like Liz at all...but she's violently crazy, after all. So kind of. "You know I would never hurt a child. I would slit my wrists first," Flex emotes. We all know that; it's true and it's sad but mostly it's true. Of course she believes him. I do too. "I want to go back. I want to go back to Neverland." And you will. Soon enough. "Now, let's have some tea," says Liz, because reality is not her forte. Bobby comes in and Liz pats his shoulder and ASAP leaves to have a little meeting with Bobby about how Michael's not eating and won't leave the hotel room. Awkward, to quote Wing Chun. "Lizzie! Come and get your tea!" screams freaky Michael. Because it's all about tea and mannequins. Bobby leaves -- wouldn't you? "Oh! Hello," she says to the mannequins. It's hilarious. Like Courtney having lunch with Sharon Stone. "Let's have some tea with your alter ego!"

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