The televised Fox production of Rent Live, other than the production hiccups that led to it being majorly pre-recorded rather than actually “live,” resurrected both the problems and affection I had with the original stage musical. The lyrics still resonated with me even if I now scratch my head at the story, characters, and the handling of the historical context. In 2007, I was a middle schooler in Texas exploring the concept of sexuality. As a middle schooler under a conservative father, I understood sexuality and love as the traditional binary, male and female, husband and wife, bride and groom, boyfriend and girlfriend. My knowledge of queerness was developing. My father told me that marriage had to be between man and woman and that men holding hands or a woman marrying a woman is unnatural. Then Rent showed me a love duet between two men. I was growing interested in theater arts as a kid. I wandered YouTube for Broadway musicals then happened upon Rent. I became … [Read more...] about How Do I Love a Problem Like ‘Rent’?
Quotes about toxic love
KATE Wright has shared a cryptic post where she talked about "cutting toxic people" out of her life to find peace. The former Towie babe seemed to being feeling inspirational when she shared a series of quotes on her Instagram feed. In one post the reality babe, who is engaged to former football Rio Ferdinand, shared a quote about cutting everything toxic from her life. She later posted another message about losing her connection with people. The first one read: "Every now & then a detox is necessary. Cleanse the toxins from your body & life. "That means negativity in all forms - food, people, etc..." The next one said: "To find peace, you have to be willing to lose your connection with people, places and things that create all the noise in your life". She then later shared a third, that said: "You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm". Kate has been keen to distance herself from her former reality star friends. She quit Towie back in … [Read more...] about Kate Wright shares cryptic post about ‘cutting toxic people’ out of her life to find peace
LEA Michele has posted a moving quote and tribute to Cory Monteith to mark five years since he died. The Glee actress posted a picture of a beautiful sunset on Twitter with the words: “There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, the light remains." Every year since Cory, 31, died of a drug overdose, Lea posts a poignant post to remember him. She and Cory had been together for a year when he passed away after a night out in his native Canada. He had heroin and alcohol in his system when he died and a coroner ruled that it was the combination of both that killed him. The coroner also ruled that his death was an accident. Cory had struggled with substance abuse for most of his adult life and had been in and out of rehab. The final coroner's report said, "Mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol." Last year a documentary called Autopsy: The Last Hours of Cory Montieth aired in the UK. … [Read more...] about Glee’s Lea Michele pays touching tribute to Corey Monteith with poignant quote, five years after his tragic death
Guardians of the Galaxy films has an important message for certain individuals that claim a toxic ownership over franchises such as Star Wars among others. Also read: Mark Hamill & John Boyega Tease The Countdown To ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Over the past few months, there have been numerous important discussions regarding the state of fandom and how some of the most toxic aspects of certain fandoms have poisoned the discourse on beloved franchises. Through all of these talks, it seems as though the discourse around the Star Wars franchise in particular has been looked at with a microscope given The Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran removing all of her Instagram posts following constant harassment and Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best revealing that he had suicidal thoughts following the release of The Phantom Menace. Gunn tweeted a necessary response to toxic fan ownership after sharing an article about Best’s personal … [Read more...] about James Gunn Has A Message For Toxic Fans Of Star Wars & More
[Major Spoilers for Infinity War. You have been warned.] Abusive parents, especially fathers, are super common in the MCU and have been discussed at length by both our very own Kaila Hale-Stern and video influencer Lindsey Ellis, in her review of Guardians Vol. 2, but Infinity War took it to a new level with its “exploration” of the Gamora/Thanos relationship. Exploration is in quotes because, other than being told that Gamora was Thanos’ favorite, we really have only seen the father-daughter relationship as told to us by Gamora and Nebula. When Gamora flashes back to her first meeting with Thanos, it established that he “saw something in her” and chose to save her both in making her his daughter, but also preventing her from seeing the full-on destruction of half her people—including, we can assume, her mother and children like her. This marks the beginning of Thanos grooming Gamora. In Guardians Vol. 2, Gamora tells Nebula that … [Read more...] about Gamora and Thanos’ Toxic Bond in Avengers: Infinity War