Moved me to tears at several points. Kind of funny how my gateway into music when I was a small child was largely David Bowie, The Beatles, and Elvis, (which is really a three part story told in reverse) and for the past... let's say 15 years I've been eagerly and excitedly discovering hundreds of different artists and sounds, but now as my true youth starts to slide away and I begin that long passage towards middle age, I'm finding myself feeling that maybe those three really are just the greatest of them all.
"If there was ever music that bleeds, this was it. Nothing came easy that night and he gave everything that he had - more than anyone knew he had." - Greil Marcus
What is it about Texas?
Why do stories set there seem to speak so well for the American story at large? I have spent nearly all my life in Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania, and yet I've always felt that King of the Hill, Friday Night Lights, Linklater's films etc all really capture the essence of the places I grew up in and the people I've encountered to a shockingly particular degree. And now this movie - no doubt a…
I was excited and skeptical to watch this flick. Obviously there's not a vast wealth of successful portrayals of trans lives (or gender subversion at all, really) in the movies. One always hopes things will change, however. Having already seen Baker's Florida Project, and knowing beforehand that the trans characters are all played by newcomer trans women who had input towards the dialogue and storytelling, it seemed reasonable to expect this might be a divergence from the norm.