“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Movies in Rewind: We Need To Talk About Kevin

I'm telling you right now, if you haven't seen this movie, don't.  If you do, be prepared.  While the movie is just a movie, it is by far, one that was very painful to see.  Ryan and I watched "We Need To Talk About Kevin" a week before the recent shootings in Colorado, and boy did it hit close to home when we saw the news unfolding before our eyes.

The movie is mostly about a young teenager named Kevin, and his mother, Eva, played by Tilda Swinton.  It tells the story through the eyes of Eva, who deals with an event that happened in the past, but recent enough to where Kevin is about to turn 18.  This particular event is so tragic that it will leave you speechless at the end of the movie.  But what was so sad about this whole scenario being played out before our eyes, was knowing that these things truly do happen.

Ever since this boy, Kevin was born Eva knew something wasn't right, but no one cared to listen, especially her husband.  And as the boy grew up, the more disturbing the situation became.  This was a very powerful movie indeed.

You can check out the trailer below. 

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Very sad indeed, but it does shine a light on what these poor mothers must feel like, especially knowing what their kids have done.

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