You guys, I’m a little bit concerned with the way that one specific part of the Hunger Games audience is really invested in the story being a love triangle rather than an emotional journey about the power of family and government corruption and what it means to be objectified. The blatant simplification of a complex story for this one audience is really worrisome.
I think maybe someone should teach media literacy to entertainment reporters. I nominate teenage girls, they seem pretty on top of this.
I hope you don’t mind me publishing this but this is an incredibly important message. Newsies is The Movie for me. Loving Newsies for me means you’re ready to love the world, and music, and people, and young Christian Bale. It means you understand that even if the world makes newspapers too expensive to afford, friendship and love and Teddy Roosevelt will get you through it. The accents. The true love between David and Jack. Brooklyn, spoken in that reverential tone. The inappropriately sexual scenes Ann-Margret has with teenage boys. If I even get the whiff of someone enjoying it ironically I feel deeply betrayed. Santa Fe included. Santa Fe in particular.