a piece of advice from somebody who’s been through this a few times already: if somebody gives you a bad vibe trust your gut
The only movie I’ve ever gotten kicked out of was The Birdcage, the 1996 movie where [Robin] Williams plays a gay club owner. The reasons I got kicked out were stupid—it involved my friend and me trying to “sneak” into the matinee of the R-rated film by buying tickets for two different films, unbeknownst to each other, and then weirdly standing around in the lobby for too long—but to this day, I’m proud that that’s the first R-rated movie I really tried to see in the theater. (Plus, it’s ridiculous that it was rated R, really…) I’ve seen it many times since, and both Williams and Nathan Lane are simultaneously hilarious and touching, and the movie really is a bit before its time, even if its gay characters are a little hammy. After Williams died earlier this week, I was reading Twitter and found out how many other people my age were touched by The Birdcage, especially people like comedian Cameron Esposito, who called the movie “the reason I knew I’d be ok, even if I loved a woman.” That’s some deep shit for a fairly light movie, but it goes to show just how much someone like Williams can affect people every day.
— Marah Eakin (x)
Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein is not the monster.
Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein is the monster.