There’s a very good reason you can get through watching Terrence Malick’s Badlands, in all its shocking violence and nihilism, and still be left thinking, “Damn, Martin Sheen looks like a badass.”
It’s because it’s true.
There’s a lot of wildness in the world, as Sheen the Younger has pretty amply demonstrated in the past couple weeks. So we thought we’d take a moment to celebrate Sheen the Elder in one of his wilder moments: playing the outlaw Kit Carruthers in Badlands. As it turns out, machetes are small time.
The tastefully oblique web video is quickly becoming a requirement for fledgling labels. Luckily, we’re always looking for something to watch.
The latest one, for Justin Timberlake’s upcoming William Rast line, finds Mr. Timberlake and model Erin Wasson trying out their Tennessee accents and handheld camera skills, while sporting a slightly dated military look. So far, they’re just professing love for each other and repeating the name “William Rast” over and over, but only three of the nine clips have been released.
Of course, Wasson broke her foot filming the spots, so we can expect some action at some point. The third clip lifts its music and voiceover from *Badlands*, possibly hinting at the direction the next six clips will take, but we don’t expect anything too dark from the former Mouseketeer.
At least, not until the next Timbaland collab comes through.