“the frightening woman whose fear ate her sanity.”

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Courtesy of The New Yorker

Sex and the City is the reason i believe that masterpieces don’t have to be timeless.

Sex and the City was a stepping stone and thats what makes a masterpiece.

 

“Shade is I don’t tell you you’re ugly but I don’t have to tell you because you know you’re ugly … and that’s shade.” – Dorian Corey in Paris is Burning (1990) directed by Jennie Levingston

The difference between shade and reading somebody by the great Dorian Corey.

A timeless film about the importance of family and culture in the world of drag.

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“I could be cured, if i could make it simply through the storm” – Marc-André Grondin in CRAZY (2005) directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

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Since Pride Month is coming to an end, I thought I would remind people of a film that really struck chord in me. This was said as a prayer, a moment of desperation, where the character did not like he who was and desperately wanted it to be taken away from him; this desire in him. He walked for hours through a snow storm wishing that it would cure him of this “illness”. He reaches his home, with his face covered in ice and tears falling down his face realizing that it is a part of him. It is a why-me moment as much as it is a realization that this is him and he either has to live his life in misery repressing only to satisfy those around him, or he can live proudly and happily. He can do the most with what he has been given, which is be himself – the best you can do for the world. This shows how contrary it is to some people believing that it is “not really who you are” and “you could be fixed”. Those who have struggled with their sexuality can relate to this prayer or whatever you want to call it. It is a point where you are willing to do anything, at some points even take your own life, so you can be rid of being different.

 

“The art spirit sort of became the art life, and I had this idea that you drink coffee, you smoke cigarettes, and you paint, and that’s it. Maybe, maybe, girls come into it a little bit, but basically it’s the incredible happiness of working and living that life.” – David Lynch in David Lynch: The Art Life (2016) directed by Jon Nguyen.

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I recommend this film to anyone who is a film buff, a lover of aesthetics, or even just a lover of stories. You definitely do not have to be a fan of Lynch’s to enjoy it. I love this quote because it just lets go of all that romanticism that surrounds making art and shows you the simple reality of it. That reality is what attracted Lynch to it; not the escapism or otherworldliness of it, it is the drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes of it

“You’ll never have me.” – Patricia Arquette in Lost Highway directed by David Lynch (1997)

Words that might as well have been uttered by every femme fatale out there.

This is the shot right after she says it.

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Plantiveau, le concierge: Watch out, ma’am. That’s the deep part where you are.

Christina Delassalle: There is no danger. I can swim.

Plantiveau, le concierge: That don’t mean a thing. It’s always the ones who know how that get drowned. The ones who can’t, don’t go near the pool.

– Les Diabolique (1955) directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot

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“Yes she takes advantage of Helena, yes she fascinates her and she knows it. You can decide not to look any further but I had to because I played her. You’re just talking about what’s on the surface.

The play is about what attracts them to each other.” – Juliette Binoche in Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) dir. Olivier Assayas

I’ve never come across a film that talks about the importance of perspective with this intensity before. We all have our reasons and we are all to blame at the same time. In the end there is no such thing as the real truth and there is no such thing as reality, just your reality.

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