Friday, April 24, 2020

My Weekend Crush

Well, now, here is what I think classifies as some very, very good news. The long (long, long, like 16 years long) awaited follow-up to writer-director’s Alice Wu’s 2006 debut film “Saving Face” is out in exactly one week. “The Half of It” debuted on Netflix May 1, and from the trailer it looks like it will be well worth have been worth the wait. What sounds like on its surface a teenage retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac with a queer twist looks both sweet and sincere. But then, if you’ve seen “Saving Face” once (or like dozens and dozens of times, what, it’s one of the few good lesbian movies) that should come as no surprise. I’m also pretty thrilled the movie isn’t going down the usual, clichéd “dumb jock” route. The world could use more depictions of genuinely kind-hearted and empathetic young men. And the world could also use more depictions of nerdy, smart, super-shy and super-gay Asian-American girls. But, you know, I may be biased on that note. Happy safe and healthy weekend, all.


Helena said...

Something good to look forward to. Have a good weekend and stay safe and healthy.

Carmen SanDiego said...

Super excited for this

Panty Buns said...

Thank you for the heads up!!! I do have NetFlix, have checked their 'remind me' feature for May 1st, and will definitely watch.
I am very much hoping that the plot of 'The Half of It'' has Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire) falling in love with Ellie Chu (Lea Lewis) so that Ellie's love is requited and that a happy satisfying lesbian love story takes centre stage (Pretty please with cherries on top)!
After reading that 'Saving Face' is excellent I googled it and found this:
Drunk Lesbians Watch "Saving Face" (Feat. Ashly Perez, Michelle Krusiec & Lynn Chen) | @GirlShipTV - YouTube
I'm loving it and really want to watch the whole movie.
Best wishes for the week ahead xx <3 :)