Give Gugu Mbatha-Raw a role 2k18.
The first step to one day getting the lesbian version of Bridget Jones we deserve.
(in seriousness, wish fulfillment in a few senses of the word. Not perfect (Simon is coming out to his incredibly liberal parents, for one), but truly the first of its kind. I would've killed to see this in high school, and had an audience go utterly nuts like at every other romantic comedy.)
"These little town blues, are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York...New York."
- New York, New York, John Kander and Fred Ebb
In what is a rarity on film, where the aim these days seems to be to pack in as much as possible, the first ten minutes of Shame are nearly silent, beginning with the…
"All the clocks in the city
Began to whir, and chime.
Oh, let not time deceive you,
You can not conquer time.
In headaches and in worry,
Vaguely life leaks away.
And time will have its fancy,
Tomorrow, or today."
- As I Walked Out One Evening by W.H. Auden. Quoted in Before Sunrise
Close your eyes. It may be difficult now, but remember second grade. What did you do in your lunch break? (I played Star Wars with the…