The fact that fewer than 1000 people on this site have seen this makes me sad.
This made me feel so many things. I really wish more people would watch it, it's beautiful. And very well shot. Go watch it.
If anyone wants to know why I despise The Greatest Showman so much, they should watch The Elephant Man.
As a mostly visual medium, film can say a lot without actually saying anything. Unfortunately, most films have the habit of conflating beauty with goodness, or vice versa. This isn't usually done intentionally, and personally I don't notice it most of the time. It may even seem innocuous, but it does enforce an absurd belief. That that which is beautiful must…