Too old for Hamlet, too young for Lear.
Lots of people consider themselves unique by declaring a love and admiration for ambitious failures. But is this really a contrarian position? I hardly hear many voices championing arts and culture for playing it safe (though it’s undoubtedly supported). Society unquestionably values achievement over aspiration but we all like to self-identify as underdogs and commonly align ourselves with things that take big swings and fall short.
I don’t think there’s anything more ambitious than a musical. Sure, all of cinema’s…
As a child, I had this awful older cousin who told me to never drink homogenized milk.
"That stuff will turn you queer,” he warned.
Cut to many years later and I’m at Pride. I’m a just another boring straight dude, standing on the sidelines, watching the parade go by. It’s a big wonderful celebration. Music is booming through the speakers. Frankie is saying relax. Diana Ross is coming out. The Weather Girls are calling for male precipitation (hallelujah!!).