I want to buy a cheap ticket to NYC in the next 6 weeks to see Aaron Tveit in his last performances as Christian in Moulin Rouge. He is one of big Broadway crushes and I have wanted to see him perform live for awhile. And what better role then Christian?! And what better show to go see. I found a reasonably priced flight and I can afford the tickets. It would stretch me thin for a month or two on fun and food budgets, but I wanna go so badly. I have the freedom in my schedule to do it. I am little worried about knowing where to stay hotel wise and navigating the city alone, but I am pretty sure I could figure it out. Should I do it? I want to real bad. I can be a bit impulsive though. I still regret not seeing Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp in their last tour of RENT. Do I want more Broadway musical regrets? Will I regret going when I have less food to eat in May? All excellent questions. Come What May.
…all that and more in the movie Promising Young Woman.
I am not being paid to write this positive review (wouldn’t that be nice) as my opinion holds little o no weight, but I will say how struck I was by this movie. I had been waiting to see it for awhile based on previews and it meet and exceeded my high hopes. It was honest in the way the world treats victims of sexual assault versus the attacker. How they wont risk the future of a promising young man versus a woman (even if she is top of her med school class). Every phrase uttered in that movie is something victims of sexual assault (mostly women but not all) have heard from “he said she said” to “we were just kids.” The movie opens on a group of men at a bar saying how the ‘drunk’ main character is ‘asking for it’ and somehow she has this assault coming. The victim is accused of being ‘to drunk’ and ‘putting herself in a dangerous situation’ but the assaulter says ‘oh I was drunk’ as an excuse. Nope you don’t get to use that if it wrong for one but not the other. This film addresses it in an original and though provoking way. It was incredibly well acted and has twists and turns you don’t see coming. No one really wins in it but purposes are achieved. I highly recommend it. I can’t get it out of my head, which is exactly what is needed to change these ways of thinking.