The Time Of Their Lives: Joan Collins Pauline Collins
When I posted about the film, The Time Of Their Lives, starring Joan Collins and Pauline Collins, back in March, I had no idea I’d enjoy it as much as I did. I’ve learned to keep my expectations low these days. However, I recently watched it and couldn’t have been more pleased. So here’s a short review, without spoilers.
JC is a retired actress who once knew huge fortune and fame. PC is a mundane housewife who’s been married to a bully and control freak all her life and she’s never known anything but submission. The two women meet by chance, and wind up taking an unplanned adventure that leads them to their next destination in life. The story line moves at a nice even pace, it’s rich with symbolism, irony, and emotion, and both PC and JC show us that it’s never too late for any of us to have an adventure.
I think this is probably one of the most poignant roles Joan Collins has ever played. It shows a side of her talent as an actress we never saw before. She owns this part as if she’s been waiting for it all her life. And when she steps into a scene…any scene…the entire film comes to life again.
Pauline Collins brings magic and continuity, and compliments Joan Collins so well you wish there were more at the end. It’s the kind of movie you won’t see from Hollywood often. At one point, it actually mocks Hollywood as an industry by showing instead of telling.
I couldn’t recommend it more if I tried. It’s a film about aging, without the typical camp. It’s a film about life, without the typical cliches. And it’s a film about moving on without the typical regrets.
You can read more about it here in IMDb.
The Worst of the Gay Community
Here’s a satire of sorts…that pokes fun at the gay community. It’s basically calling out gay men who prefer to be with masculine gay men.
Check out the hilarious faux-advertisement that’s floating around social media, which bears an uncomfortable likeness to many fliers you’ll see hanging around any gayborhood, below…
You can read more here. Frankly, as gay bars and “gayborhoods” continue to vanish and we continue to assimilate, I think things like this will be irrelevant for most gay people in the future.
Isn’t that what we’ve been fighting for all these years?
More Gag-worthy Call Me By Your Name Stuff
It never fails. Every time I see something about Call Me By Your Name I feel like gagging. It’s so typical of what heteronormative Hollywood and book publishing does to gay people I don’t even like posting about it right now.
Timothee Chalamet made a few comments after winning an award in Palm Springs. Here’s one of them…
“And special thanks to Armie’s wife, Elizabeth Chambers, who is here tonight, as well, who is as crucial to this process as anyone. And for letting me crawl all over your husband for two months. Thank you for that.”
You can check out the rest here. I think some of the comments are spot on.
I keep hearing so much about this movie, but after watching it twice, I still can’t see why everyone is so hot about it.
I have no plans whatsoever to see this film.
First Gay Star Trek Kiss
After posting about the fresh hells of Call Me By Your Name, it’s nice to transition into something more positive about gay people in entertainment. It’s about the first gay kiss on Star Trek.
I don’t think I could support this any more if it were possible. Think about the novelty. Two gay characters on a TV show in a real romance. Both actors gay themselves. Pay attention, Call Me By Your Name. This is how it’s done, not with an Armie Hammer.