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This icon and a conversation with a friend who's hugely into a recently released film adaptation of a musical about New Yorkers (a musical which was an adaptation of an opera (an opera which was an adaptation of a medium-length story) about fin de siecle Paris) spurred me to finally sum up what it is that seems to rub me wrong about Rent.

Would it have been worth while
If one, settling a pillow, or throwing off a shawl,
And turning toward the window, should say:
``That is not it at all,
That is not what I meant, at all.''


Sorry. Been there, done that. You don't sing songs about it, you don't do song and dance numbers.
It doesn't work that way.
That is not it, at all.

If you like the movie, great! I don't, for the same reason you probably don't meet many Japanese fans of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado.
  • I cryed sporadically all the way through and for a good ten minutes afterwards as well. I didn't see it as heartwarming. I saw it as trying to make the epidemic real for a mass audience. I definately thought of my dead as I watched; dead of all kinds. I think that's part of the power of it. If you can get straight couples weeping for a dead drag queen, that is a step forward, however you feel about the movie. They did wep in the showing I saw, not just the gay couples, but the straight ones.

    This is in no way to invalidate how you feel about it. I definately think the advertising trivialized the subject and I can see how the whole thing may hurt.
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