REMEMBER HOW THIS IS A THING THAT APPARENTLY EXISTS?? AND IS BEING CREATED BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE INCLUDING JULIE TAYMOR AND ~*~BONO~*~?? Because I just did. I go long periods of time forgetting that there is going to be a SPIDER-MAN MUSICAL ON BROADWAY and then I remember again and lol off into the sunset, it is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
Seriously though, if this ever really happens, I will be there on OPENING DAY.
Right now, I’m sad and I’m angry. For Kathryn Bigelow to win it all in such close proximity with the news about Disney’s poor life choices…what a weird conglomeration of stuff. I mean, there’s always things happening, it’s not like they ever stop, it’s not like those two things have much in common at first glance. One is awesome, one is devastating but somehow unsurprising.
But I’m feeling angry again, in a way I think I’ve been numb to for a while, just because I was tired. I feel like something’s turned back on.
Manohla Dargis and I do not agree often, but she has written what needed to be said on Kathryn Bigelow and Hollywood. It pains me that in the days after the Oscars, so many writers I admire have written thoughtless reactions to her achievements, all of them showing a fake concern that while it is “nice” that she won, it is a shame that she had to direct a man’s movie to get there. I wasn’t aware that she directed a man’s movie; I didn’t know, last summer, when three female friends and I purchased our tickets and saw The Hurt Locker that we were watching a man’s movie. It hurts to know there are still intelligent people I respect saying things so stupid.