so warm, so tender, so delicate and imperfect until it all shatters and punches you in the gut and breaks your heart and leaves you feeling like the shell of a person :) :) :) check it out! :) :) :)
sometimes I really just think about the number of people who have lost their art because of men, not even necessarily powerful men, but just because men, particularly male artists, are revered even when they fuck up, are apologized for, are allowed to do so much because the world is built for them and by them.
but then you get films like these, where its jarring form is an act of defiance, where it works to repair and reclaim all that was lost, where its mere existence is an act of rebellion, and wow. it just means so much.
LISTEN this movie features LILY JAMES singing ABBA in OVERALLS and COLIN FIRTH and STELLAN SKARSGARD doing the TITANIC POSE ON A BOAT during "DANCING QUEEN" and A BAGUETTE SWORD FIGHT and COLIN FIRTH BODY ROLLING and CHRISTINE BARANSKI telling me that MEN ARE PIGS and CHER singing "FERNANDO" TO ANDY GARCIA so WHO CARES if IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE THE WORLD IS A DUMPSTER FIRE LET ME LIVE!!!!!!
I really thought I was over Zac Efron until he started singing and dancing and suddenly I was a smitten fourth grader watching High School Musical for the tenth time in my Troy Bolton pajamas clutching my High School Musical pillow mouthing every single word to “Getcha Head in the Game”.