It’s no secret that Stephen King isn’t a fan of Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining. He once said that the film was “certainly beautiful to look at,” but was stripped of “its primary purpose, which is to tell a story.” King felt that his book had warmth, but Kubrick provided a cold adaptation that altered his novel’s themes and characters. Despite this, Kubrick’s film is still regarded as a horror classic and a masterclass in filmmaking. Director Mike Flanagan…
• as Ciara Pitts said, the film is "much more concerned with others' negative reactions to lesbianism"
• due to that, there is no real focus/investment on them as characters and their relationship
• doesn't really show/celebrate lesbian sex which seems like a huge disservice. the film is set in the '50s but we, the audience, are in 2019 thanks
• that fucking kid call his mum a dirty dyke like wow ok that homophobic little shit
This was really good until it wasn’t :/
I love that the main character has a disability (cerebral palsy) and so does the girl she falls for (blind), and that they’re not major parts of the narrative. Yes it’s a shame they weren’t played by disabled actresses, but the actress did well mimicking cerebral palsy. I’ve seen a lot of people complain that she is white and not Indian like her character is, but she actually is Indian, she’s just…