That is so great to hear! I am not involved. I think it will be an incredible movie. In my dreams, they would find a completely unknown cast of young people and discover the songs and story anew with them, just like they did with us. —Jonathan Groff on the news that a film adaptation of Spring Awakening
will reportedly begin production this summer (x
Shelley wrote on July 27, 1820 to Keats, commiserating as one TB sufferer to another, that he has learned ‘that you continue to wear a consumptive appearance.’ This was no mere turn of phrase. Consumption was understood as a manner of appearing, and that appearance became a staple of nineteenth-century manners. It became rude to eat heartily. It was glamorous to look sickly. […] The tubercular look had to be considered attractive once it came to be considered a mark of distinction, of breeding. […] What was once the fashion of aristrocratic femme fatales
and aspiring young artists became, eventually, the province of fashion as such. Twentieth-century women’s fashions (with their cult of thinness) are the last stronghold of the metaphors associated with the romanticizing of TB in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. —
Illness as Metaphor, Susan Sontag.
So kids, next time you find yourself worrying about your lack of thigh gap, just remember: our society’s obsession with skinny models is the result of Europe’s past popularisation of a fatal illness.
tell white men they look too serious
tell them to smile
tell them if they don’t want to get made fun of they should have thought of that before they left their house
tell them girls will be girls anytime they complain about our behavior
yawn dramatically when they talk
walk away from them mid-sentence
anytime they come to a decision that concerns only them, make sure they’ve really thought about from all angles. Play devils advocate.
interrogate them on all their choices, demand answers! demand justifications!
take up the whole sidewalk and make them walk around you
explain obvious things to them. speak slowly and enunciate.
feign kindness and then yell at them if they don’t give you money in return. tell them they owe you.
trip them and then yell at them when they get mad about it
tell them how cute they are when they’re angry
tell them to stop being so emotional
tell them to learn how to take a joke
tell them they’re a kill joy