[It’s May 17th, it’s IDAHOT – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (and I’d add “Queerphobia, Heteronormativity & Cisnormativity”).
A day to remember that we all have bodies, and that how we read or shape or stage these bodies, how we live our truths in relation to them, and to whom these our bodies react (and how), does not make anybody or any body more valuable or ‘truer’ than the other. Let there be respect, and let there be joy. And also, let there be gratitude for the space opera grants us to be who we are. – Susan Graham as Prince Orlofsky in
“Cats Reloaded” “ The Flamboyant” “Die Fledermaus”, New York/MET 2015. – Photo Credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera]
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[One of these ladies is not like the others: a photo from the exhibition of the first post-WWII Vienna “Opernball” 1956, displayed at Vienna Staatsoper, 2016.]
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[How about we have this not end like Thelma & Louise lesbian driving, but by making out in an elevator? – Margherita Buy (Federica) and Sabrina Ferilli (Marina) in Maria Sole Tognazzi’s Io e lei.]
I already posted my review and thoughts on this movie elsewhere, so this post is just a pointless series of screencaps featuring fictional middle-aged Italian lesbians. Because they speak to me, all script flaws accounted for, much more than e.g. the nubile youngsters of that other A Living Space in Rome spectacle (I am getting older. It feels pretty good).
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Not really dealing down the level of gay here, Jane Dean. – Alessia Barela in “Io e Lei”.
Should you watch this movie? That depends. (extensive spoilers after the cut)
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On a queerness level with a Subaru ad featuring the Indigo Girls adopting a stray dog on the drive to a “The 100” protest: Alessia Barela in “Io e Lei”.
It is an unwritten law of the Italian screen that as soon as there is talk of lesbians, Alessia Barela must make at least a cameo appearance (not that I would be complaining).
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