elise’s review published on Letterboxd:
me: never will i see a movie and say 'they made this too homoerotic'
m butterfly film version: hold my beer
UPDATE: i am actually so sad about this. how did they fuck up this play THIS badly essentially only by making the entire thing diegetic and removing the fourth wall breaks. it's not a romance! it is a commentary on imperialism! by making it a romance you play into those tropes rather than destabilize them! i am simply bored and upset by this. do not talk to me