No guys, I need to stop and talk about something in this movie and how fucking revolutionary it was; something that I haven’t seen in a movie before or since.
This is a movie about a kid who leaves her birth family.
Not a kid who find that they have a secret lineage or something that allows them to find their ‘true family’ - this is a movie about a kid whose true birth family is made up of bad people. So she gets out. And that is played as the right thing to do. She isn’t punished for it or made to feel bad about ‘abandoning her family’. There isn’t an underlying ‘but they’re your family and you have to love them’ or ‘they’re your family and they love you even if they don’t show it well or do hurtful things’ message of the kind that I see OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER in media. Matilda gets out and lives happily ever after because of it.
We need a million more movies like this to counter the metric shit ton of movies that directly counter this message.
I suppose this is why it’s always been one of my favorite books. (And a damn good movie!)
This girl. OW OW
Be kind and be careful.
Just playing some lacrosse with Genghis. It’s “our thing”.
Cutest message from my aunt. I STILL love Mariah!!
Jon Stewart, get out of my dream and into my car!!!
IT IS OFFICIAL! Macaulay Culkin’s pizza themed Velvet Underground cover band, The Pizza Underground, is my favorite thing of 2013. I hope Lou would have liked it.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
First VCU game. Only took me ten years… #oops (at Stuart C. Siegel Center)
What would happen if you asked Alex Trebek for a fist bump?!?!?!!!!