My entire master’s thesis can be summed up by “A Professional Pirate” and that is NOT an exaggeration.
Stumbles in the last few minutes, which is forgivable because the rest is so lush and haunting and loaded with history and meaning. An obvious double feature with I Walked With A Zombie, in part because they both ultimately have the same message: Black culture is something white people should not meddle with, and can never understand.
I really wanted to read Orlando before watching Orlando, but Criterion Channel forced my hand again! This is expiring at the end of the month, and I couldn’t let the opportunity to watch it pass me by.
That said: what a delight! The “real man/real woman” conversation brought me to tears (mostly because of Tilda, obviously, but damn, Billy Zane, WHO GAVE YOU THE RIGHT).
And the fourth-wall breaking just made me think: Orlando walked so Fleabag could run ❤️