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Tao Lin and Megan Boyle Get Married

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Today in a live, ongoing Q&A session with Tao Lin and Megan Boyle of MDMAfilms, the two revealed that they recently married in Las Vegas and “made around $2000” from the venture.

Lin and Boyle are the creators, directors and actors of all the films that MDMAfilms, a mumblecore-influenced ‘production company,’ produces and distributes. Their upcoming titles include “MDMA,” “BEBE ZEVA,” “MUMBLECORE,” and “HEROIN.”

“We met a few years ago and didn’t interact much and then started interacting a lot this fall,” Megan explained in the Q&A, when asked about the genesis of their newly-formed and what some might call highly publicized romance. As the Q&A session continues, we’ll be liveblogging the event. Stay tuned as we interview the newly wed couple on their thoughts on marriage and the future of their production company.

3:21PM EST: The marriage happened like this: “[W]e went to las vegas sort of spontaneously,” Megan wrote. “We were passing by the chapel in our hotel and one of us said, ‘what if we got married.’ [T]hen we were excited by the idea.”

Tao wrote, “[I] felt that it seemed exciting and funny to do.”

3:35PM EST: When asked if they planned on staying married “forever:” “[I] think we view it the same way as if it were just progressing normally without the overlying thing of marriage/staying together forever,” (Megan), “[I] think i feel the same amount of ‘locked’ as w/o marriage but i feel i wouldnt begin a relatioonship if i didnt feel able to be w someone for a long time, i dont feel marriage has changed things re that, i dont think we discussed time re marriage,” (Tao).

3:44PM EST: From Megan: “[M]y mom was really happy and supportive from the start. i told my dad on the phone and he sounded somber/apprehensive, then later he told my mom he burned his tongue on really hot water right after i told him. now he seems supportive/excited… both [my parents] met [Tao] the day before we left for taiwan… they seem to like him… my mom and his mom email frequently.”

3:48PM EST: Megan says she doesn’t see Lin-Boyle kids in the future. Tao “feels open” to them. Also, Megan isn’t changing her name.

3:55PM EST: We have video of the marriage!!!

4:23PM EST: The two celebrated their marriage with Tao’s family. “[T]here were 2 dinners…big dinners…everyone spoke taiwanese or mandarin,” Megan said. “[M]y mom expressed full support and happiness, i think, and my dad i think the same,” Tao said.

4:30PM EST: “[I] emailed my mom during a series of emails arguing about drugs,” Tao wrote, of breaking the news to his parents. Megan notified hers by phone.

That’s it for live-blogging for now. The conversation’s winding down and we all have Saturday night to get to. Good luck, power couple. TC mark

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    • http://twitter.com/Erikhaspresence Erik Stinson

      1967

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        can you elaborate, erik

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        sweet…keep thinking you meant to say '1979' and wanting to correct you…

    • http://andnovember.wordpress.com/ charlie

      hope a 'full transcript' is forthcoming. my gmail was broken or something.

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        evan posted one above, you probably saw

    • http://twitter.com/ponchopeligroso Poncho Peligroso

      the fuck

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        sweet

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        unsure if this was meant in a positive or negative way

        • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

          seems positive, i feel

    • http://twitter.com/straponheart Evan Hatch

      is thought catalog now officially the blogosphere version of the “National Enquirer”?

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        seems inaccurate

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        i feel like pinkisthenewblog is more 'natty enquire'/doesn't seem like thought catalog will ever be like that

    • MandyBB

      Where should Tao and Megan register for gifts?

      • MandyBB

        Whole Foods?
        American Appy?
        Macy's?
        I want to get them one of those painted plates w/ the wedding date , their names & little bride and groom caricatures on it that people give each other down here in the South.

        • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

          i like whole foods

        • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

          hehe, sweet

      • MandyBB

        Congrats! I was kidding earlier & please let everyone know via TC or something if you do register anywhere.

        • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

          thanks mandybb, unsure if we will do that

      • MandyBB

        Congrats! I was kidding earlier & please let everyone know via TC or something if you do register anywhere.

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        whole foods or ikea or am appy all sound good

    • jmbg

      how fucking romantic

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        i thought so…seems like that's the only way i've ever realistically imagined myself getting married

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        sweet

    • http://hbgwhem.tumblr.com/ hbgwhem.tumblr.com

      damn. feel s00 left out i didn't get in on this Q/A gchat sesh. need to spend less time google imaging kirsten dunst and more time minding my twitter feed.
      probably won't believe this article until megan makes is 'facebook offical'

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        sweet

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        was kirsten dunst in 'jumanji'?

        it's now 'official' on facebook

        • http://hbgwhem.tumblr.com/ hbgwhem.tumblr.com

          she was indeed. coincidentally, when i read you and tao got married, i said, 'jumanji' to myself, in a low tone, more as a pure reaction than as an imdb reference.

    • crispin

      'sterling' bebe reaction

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        bebebebe

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        didn't realize it at the time, but yeah, almost every line of dialogue on the screenshot seems to have comic timing or something

      • http://twitter.com/mexifrida Frida

        what reaction?

    • saramcgrath

      lol

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        sweet

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        lol…

    • http://www.facebook.com/wingedthing Leigh Alexander

      omfg

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        hi leigh

        sweet

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        hehe, sweet leigh

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1363230138 Michael Koh

      damn, sweet

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        sweet

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        sweet michael

    • karl

      stupid

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        sweet

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        i hope someone writes “stupid” on an article announcing your marriage someday

    • Ok

      Grinning uncontrollably @ this

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        seems sweet

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        sweet, glad

    • http://timothypresence.com/ Timothy Willis Sanders

      haha

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        sweet

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        hehe

    • IngridLola

      bahaha. this is great. congrats to the newlyweds

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        thanks ingridlola

    • jacob

      as if no one saw this coming.

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        sweet

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        as if!!!

    • http://www.srslyhip.blogspot.com Ft Funkmoun10

      if they were relevant figures with some kind of celebrity status (a-z list) i would say this was choreographed by their agents to generate buzz

      • http://twitter.com/john__dorian john dorian marshall

        i thought it was…

        • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

          what did you like about 'the life aquatic'? i didn't like it…

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        honestly wasn't choreographed to generate buzz

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        but since we're not relevant figures with any kind of celebrity status, what do you think that means?

    • http://genemorgan.info Gene Morgan

      Good job, guys!

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        sweet, thank you gene

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        thank you gene

    • Manam

      ha ha, awesome.

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        sweet

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        sweet

    • Manam

      also, BSG is killing it on TC.

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        bsg

        bsg

        bsg

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        BSG!!!!!!!!!!!!111

    • clwaddell

      for some reason, this marriage makes me feel severely depressed. hope this comment isn't 'offensive.'

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        can you elaborate, i feel interested

        • clwaddell

          i think this marriage makes me feel severely depressed for two reasons–one, my own personal history with marriage and two, some kind of theory that only exists in my head.
          i call it the ben&zooey theory. the majority of tao's art has been, to some extent, based on themes such as heartbreak, loneliness, depression, etc. because of tao's 'focus' on and mastery of these themes, it seems that being involved in a happy marriage would skew his work in another direction entirely due to totally different experience of life.
          basically, i'm a 'big fan' of your work because i connect with it. to some extent, it makes me feel less fucked. i guess the depression stems from the idea that future works will be completely different in some way. so really, it's a selfish kind of depression in one way (i want 'awesome shit' to read) and a perhaps less selfish kind of depression in another (your writing makes me feel 'less fucked,' to some extent, and if you find happiness in a realm where i could not–marriage–then perhaps i am more fucked and alone than i realized in the first place).
          hope that made sense. probably could have done it better as a blog, but wanted to condense it some. may still blog it.
          in any case, i sincerely do hope things go great for you guys. hope i wasn't too much of a 'downer.'

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        i think it's more vague than offensive…how/why did it make you feel severely depressed?

    • http://www.smokingonanemptystomach.blogspot.com Jordan

      congratulations

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        thanks jordan :)

    • Scribler

      nooooooo… heartbroken

      • Nanaimobar

        I knoww me too let's console each other

        • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

          sorry bro…

        • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

          you bros should chill together

        • Nanaimobar

          totals

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        sorry bro…

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        damn, sorry

    • http://twitter.com/straponheart Evan Hatch

      i saved most of the chatlog b/c i thought it people who missed that chat might want to see it
      http://nevermoretheaviator.blo

      sorry that the font color is fucked up, my internet connection is too spotty to change it for some reason

      not trying to self-promote here, but if linking violates TC comment rules or something feel free to delete this

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        good job evan, glad you posted that

        sweet

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        think my comment got deleted or something…i said good job, too. thanks evan.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TomSmizzle Tom Smith

      holy shit, amazing

      • http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/ tao

        sweet

      • http://tomhankssuperfan.blogspot.com megan boyle

        sweet

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