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PUT YOUR DISCO HEELS ON, KITTENS! And hustle on down to today’s T LOunge, where all that glisters is not gold, but fuck it, it’s still glistering, isn’t it? Settle into a comfy chair, arrange yourself just so for the paparazzi, who will no doubt be along any moment, and order yourself something soothing or uplifting.
The management has compiled a Daily Menu of Time-Wasters & Frivolities for you to peruse.
The purpose of this list is to cheer people up, especially during a time when people really can’t go out and decompress. All we can do right now is curl up under our blankets with a libation or two and try to forget our troubles by streaming movies nonstop.
Queer cinema is not a monolith, but I do prefer to prioritize the films that depict queer life as it is. This is a list big on laughs, keeping the sadness to a minimum. There are some recognizable titles in here, mixed in with lesser-known gems that deserve public attention. Luckily, film critics are here to do the digging for you. All you have to do is add them to your queue.
For a week, Monday 23 March 10am – Sunday 29 March 10pm GMT, anyone with an Instagram account will be able to watch the full production by following @hampstead_theatre or @lalatellsastory (Lauren Gunderson). The play will be available to view on demand on their IGTV channels.
I and You, starring Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and Zach Wyatt, is a witty and uplifting portrayal of friendship, youth and living life to the full written by one of America’s most produced playwrights. It was a box office and critical success at Hampstead Theatre where it received its UK debut in 2018. The Hampstead production was specially performed, filmed and edited for Instagram’s mobile video platform IGTV, during its run at the theatre, and was previously broadcast for free from 30 November to 3 December 2018.
The 1909 meeting was not purely personal—it was also designed to solidify an alliance. In the early part of his reign, despite family ties Nicolas thought of England as Russia’s sworn enemy. It was only after years of diplomatic courting that Russia signed an agreement allying itself with England. The real reason the two families had to meet at the Isle of Wight, two miles off the coast, was the security nightmare presented by the Romanovs–the autocrat czar was hunted by assassins in Russia and across Europe.
That’s why the history of movies is as much the history of their words as their pictures. Name any favorite film you have (as long as that film isn’t, say, Battleship Potemkin) and odds are the first things that come to mind are as much its treasured lines as its breathtaking visuals. When we think of Citizen Kane, we think of “Rosebud.” When we recall The Godfather, it’s “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” And when we think of The Naked Gun, it’s Leslie Nielsen saying “It’s the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day.” That sort of stuff.
So, kittens. How’s it going for you today? Plans? Recipes? Quarantine tips? Let’s hear it.
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