Oct 2010

President Obama: It Gets Better

“With time you’ll see that your differences are a source of pride and a source of strength... There’s a whole world waiting for you full of possibilities”

The ‘It Gets Better’ Project is an online video channel founded by Dan Savage in September 2010, in response to the suicide of Billy Lucas and a number of other teenagers who were bullied because they were gay or their peers suspected that they were gay.

Its goal is to prevent suicide among LGBT youth by having gay adults convey the message that these teens' lives will improve.

Please show them your support.

An Unexpected Joy: Taking Woodstock

Two nights ago, exhausted after a stressful day’s work I accidentally watched a movie. In all honesty, I was so shattered that i couldn’t be bothered to look for the remote to switch the TV over, so i just sat there and watched exactly the kind of movie I would expected to hate... but hate it I did not.

Since Ang Lee’s Hulk (2003) bought on a migraine so severe that it lasted until Brokeback Mountain two years later, his name (for me anyway) hasn’t been the ‘no brainer’ marketing tool that I’m sure it should be, but now all is forgiven.

Taking Woodstock is one of those films that makes you nostalgic for an era which you weren’t around for and for taking chemicals that you have never tried... it was a total joy (so much so that I watched it again last night).

And if Taking Woodstock floats your boat, it may be also be worth checking out Almost Famous (2000), a film for which the review above (minus Ang Lee and the migraine) could also very easily apply.