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i like exploitation, horror, and old hollywood

faves are whatever i’m into each month

Favorite films

  • Spencer
  • LA Plays Itself
  • Bright Star
  • The Swimmer

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  • The Swimmer

    ★★★★½

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    ★★★

  • Castle in the Sky

    ★★★★★

  • LA Plays Itself

    ★★★★★

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  • One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    ★★★★★

    enchanting, daydreamy, and stunning! this movie is so trans too. creating and molding your own womanhood from scratch, acknowledging that womanhood is not born but it is learned. the tenderness of friendships between women, how those women you find in your life create you, just as much as you create them. forming bonds that transcend romance and friendship. that creative energy flowing between both of you over a decade apart, still feeling the warmth of one another so close by.…

  • Fleshpot on 42nd Street

    Fleshpot on 42nd Street

    ★★★★½

    exploitation by way of Douglas Sirk. captures that sleaze of 70’s gay NYC better than anyone else could. naturalistic to a point that i felt like i was watching home movies. just a bunch of friends hanging out turning tricks for cash. it felt so authentic. which is what I love about Andy Milligan. he also understood the inherent fagginess of melodrama! what a genius!!!!

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  • The Swimmer

    The Swimmer

    ★★★★½

    the dreadfully light and sweet air surrounding nostalgia, how we will never be able to turn it all back, never be able to smell the lovely aroma of delusion for a time that may have not ever existed. the ever changing pools you surround yourself with will not keep you warm, you’ll get colder and colder until you’re face to face with it. and it’s monumental.

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    ★★★

    watched this while so high it felt like a portal to hell was opening underneath me. johnny depp is new levels of insufferable here. i liked that the fat kid had no eyebrows and full coverage foundation w/ cream contour on. very drag!

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  • #Roxy

    #Roxy

    can you believe i sat through this whole thing but still haven’t finished the godfather

  • What a Way to Go!

    What a Way to Go!

    ★★★★½

    a piece of absurdist camp brilliance that begs the question “why can’t i marry paul newman in france with a chimpanzee as my bridesmaid?”