From writer/director Stuart Murdoch (lead singer of beloved indie pop group Belle & Sebastian) comes the most delightfully different musical of the year. Eve (Emily Browning) is a catastrophe—low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music.
Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass (Hannah Murray of Game of Thrones) and fastidious James (Olly Alexander), and together they decide there’s only one thing to do: form a pop group.
Rent it or buy it on Vimeo On Demand right now.
So I parked my car today further than I would’ve liked and I ran into these young shabby looking men talking loudly about vodka. I past by and they called out something like “hey” and I gave that polite sort of smile that brushed them off. Like, shit, son, I got places to go and I don’t want to be held up by these bozos who have little to do but drink at 9:30 in the fucking morning. Then one of them said “walking with a purpose, I like that!”
First off, gross.
Second off, doesn’t everyone walk with a purpose? Like when you’re walking somewhere, you know where you’re going and what you’re doing? You know what, whatever. Just keep walking, Lili, ignore them, and you’ll still make it to class in time.
Because I straight up did not look at them or give them some verbal response, one of those asshole losers got butthurt and yelled out behind him, “do you dress goth to hide your ugliness?”
One, wow, I haven’t been called a goth in a really long time? Two, who the fuck are you to even comment about what I wear when I wear it? I wear what I want for myself and not for fuckers like you?
As I told this story later to a few recent friends I’ve made in my grad program, one of them was surprised. He said something along the lines of, “wait, in this town?” And I couldn’t even defend Ann Arbor because even pretty decent, liberal spaces are cluttered with assholes who feel entitled to the way women dress and act.
Fuck that noise