trying very hard to have time for film
the first time i saw this film i was newly eighteen, crammed against an airplane window on a domestic flight that was just long enough to offer in house entertainment. i chose almost famous entirely on a whim, knowing nothing except maybe a line of tattooable dialogue regurgitated to me through the instagram explore page. i had recently graduated high school early - it was a wonderful alien period of my life when i possessed the freedom and legality of…
the way I know Licorice Pizza romanticizes a brazenly large age gap between an adult and a minor instead of portraying it with some solemn moral ambiguity is because if I had seen this film when I was still a teenager, it wouldn’t have made me question the relationships I was in - it would’ve made me feel better about them.
I was Gary. I was that charming funny thrilling too smart for her age child actor, and I knew…