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I saw Motherfucker in the Hat on Saturday and v. strongly agree on Moises. He was the right amount of acid and sweetness in an otherwise heavy dish of a play. I also strongly agree with your assessment on Galan's performance, which approached Vincent D'Onofrio levels of overacting.
But I strongly disagree with you on Anna Lamadrid. Next to Moises, she was the highlight. Your review called her static, and I found her performance anything but. It was as nuanced as Galan's was over the top, and it somehow saved the show, at least for me.
May 17, 2015
commented on A Unique Look at Beach Boy Brian Wilson and Other Weekend Options
I enjoyed the hell out of Seoul Searching, despite its three or four clunky scenes, but I am a John Hughes fan girl and geeked out at the references.
Results was good, not great. It didn't help that I saw it right after Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which was so magnificent that anything that followed it would have been merely meh.
For Grace was so deeply moving and insightful. It will stay with me for the rest of the fest.
Dec 4, 2014
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Two Graves, One Book
It is fascinating that you think you know this man better than his wife of 15 years. Despite never having lived with him, never sharing finances and money matters with him, and never having parented alongside him.
Dan's advice is far more elegant and measured than needed.
Apr 30, 2014
commented on SL Letter of the Day: The Erotic Power of a Troublesome Word
@10 - that is probably the funniest thing I will read on the internet this week.
The problem with the n-word isn't the degradation, as Dan points out. It is that the n-word also evokes the profound shame many white folks have in the history of our (white people) use of that word. I don't know if any other slur carries with it the depth of shame quite like the n-word. Faggot comes close, I guess, but it still isn't the n-word.
I couldn't do it. I mean, I could say it, but I couldn't sell it, and the selling of it is the turn on anyway.