Sunday, May 17, 2015
International Day Against Homphobia
Here’s to the classic movies that we never grow tired of ~ Jill Badonsky
Have you seen the movie Cousins from 1989 with Ted Danson and Isabella Rossellini? Danson and Rossellni play cousins by marriage who fall in love while pretending to do so to get back at their philandering spouses. It’s a beautiful romance, I bawl all throughout the movie, especially the end.
I didn’t see Cousins until about seven or eight years after it came out. I fell in love it with it instantly. I now watch the movie probably about three or four times a year. It seems like it’s a summer favorite, I don’t know why that is.
When I see it now, it is a trip back to the 1980s when hair was big, shoulder pads were the rage, and peg leg jeans were the bomb. At heart, it’s still a beautiful story.
It’s a movie I never grow tired of, even though I can probably recite the script at this point. Just like other classic movies, I don’t care that it didn’t do well at the box office or if it had blockbuster DVD sales. I only care that for the next moment, I can be transported into Larry and Maria’s story once more.
On this International Day Against Homophobia, just remember life is like these classic movies. It’s not necessarily about our past, but about our present. What are we doing today to help live our lives openly and happy, free from hate and persecution.
And what are we doing to prevent harassment of others?
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