I’m not watching the Oscars tonight. No, it’s not a protest. I’m just fed up with that echo chamber, plain & simple. If seeing someone blow up someone else’s a$$ tickles my fancy, I’ll just watch porn.
Thinking back, movies have played a huge role in my life. I’ll even go as far as saying they helped shape me into the woman I am today. I learned that through adversity comes strength… Of course life has given me a hell of an a$$ kicking from time to time to remind me of that… But seeing those characters always filled me with enough gumption to get through it. They taught me that love comes free of charge (Can’t buy me love), that I don’t like huge animals kept in captivity (Free Willy) but do like hairy men (Austin Powers), that it’s not a good idea to give scientists free reins without supervision (Jurassic Park) & that there’s very little you can’t do if you just work together (See no evil, Hear no evil). They brought nightmares, never-ending stories…raised hell, terminated people & lost boys. I grew up thinking that women were fierce & that men kicked serious a$$. I guess I just miss the simplicity of that. When I see movies nowadays I just hear these actors’ screeching virtue signalling. It’s gotten to a point where I can’t even watch certain movies or tv shows cause I feel like the actor in it is sucking the entertainment value out of the movie just by being in it. So you can look at it as I’m doing myself a favour by not watching the Oscars. Then at least I don’t have to add to the list of obnoxious people to avoid.
I have to say though that since there will be political speeches, I do have an inkling of hope that there at least will be someone there acknowledging the brave Iranian women who are in jail at the moment for taking off a piece of garment…or just something else than the usual caca. Guess time will tell.
Anyway, to those of you who are watching the Oscars, enjoy yourselves. To everyone else, cheers! I’m going to curl up on my couch & probably fall asleep watching Die Hard 3. (…then maybe dream of that love that even time lay down & are still for, or that someone drags me out of the corner & hold on to the end.)
"It becomes increasingly easy, as you get older, to drown in nostalgia". ~ Ted Koppel.