Everyone who cares about anything needs to read this post on my movie blog because KEVIN SMITH IS MAKING CLERKS 3 AND I CAN NOT DEAL WITH IT I AM SO FUCKING EXCITED I DO NOT EVEN REMEMBER WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE THIS OVERJOYED WITH NEWS OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU KEVIN OH MY GOD. ETC
i am so excited about this that i POSTED A FACEBOOK STATUS ABOUT IT. everyone knows i never post facebook statuses. THIS IS FUCKING SERIOUS
EVERYONE WATCH “VITO” ON HBO TONIGHT AT 9:00 PM!
There is a documentary tonight on Vito Russo, who was a LGBT activist, author, TV host, and film historian. He’s also my third cousin. Unfortunately, he passed away when I was just a few months old. He was a trailblazer and an original - bold and fearless, intelligent and outspoken, vivacious and authentic. He fought until the day he died for gay rights and government assistance for people that were suffering from AIDS. I wish I could have really gotten to know him personally, because the way that he was, the things that he said and did, his interests, the way that he fought for what he believed in… I feel so close to him even though I was just a baby when he passed away. It’s hard to explain, but I could not be more thrilled that another film has been made about him so that his story can be shared with the world.
His story is not only inspiring and fascinating, it’s incredibly relevant in today’s times. I only wish he were alive today to see how far we have come. Of course, we still have so far to go and I wish he was here to help us fight even more. He is one of the most inspirational figures in mine and many other lives and I could not be happier or more proud that his legacy still carries on today. PLEASE watch tonight!
Watched this tonight for obvious reasons (the big one being that he is related to one of my bffs), and it was kind of mind blowing. Incredible. Overwhelming. And grl, I definitely think the spirit of Vito lives on in you. It’s so interesting to me to see how so many different personality traits and interests can run in families. Even just the extreme love of movies. And I see similarities looks-wise, too. Basically so much fabulousness of epic proportions runs in the Russo family.
That is one of the best compliments I’ve EVER gotten! <3
me: you have to go see titanic with me again this week
me: don’t say no. you know you will
matt: i will not
me: you will :(
me: just do it
matt: I don’t think I can physically do it. I’ll just fall asleep.
me: you are so full of shit. Last time, you told me you forgot how amazing the sinking was and that you were really into it.
matt: That part is amazing but I HAVE SEEN IT and it costs fucking $16 every time
me: idgi, you watch so many movies over and over
matt: Titanic is the kind of movie that I don’t need to see over and over because the good parts fall into the background and all I can think of is how annoying every word that comes out of Leonardo Dicaprio’s mouth is.
me: YOU TAKE THAT BACK
matt: ~*~*~*You seem like more of an indoor girl~*~*~*~
me: for someone who hates this movie you are pretty good at quoting it
matt: BECAUSE YOU HAVE MADE ME WATCH IT SO MANY TIMES. a dog could recite the lines by now
me: fine then. will you come sleep next to me while I watch Titanic?
matt: can’t we just do that at my house?
me: no, I need to see it on the big screen again before it closes
matt: I have the projector in the basement!
me: yes but I need a GIGANTIC movie theatre screen and surround sound and the whole thing. After it leaves theatres I will require watching it in your basement but first we need to go back to the cinema.
matt: I hate you.
matt: that doesn’t mean I’m coming.
me: You can go to sleep as soon as we get in there. And then I will wake you up when the iceberg hits
me: Or maybe during the sex scene just to torture you
matt: I’ve had enough sweaty Leo to last a life time
me: HhahahahalHAHAHAHLASKJHLSDJKFHALSKDJFHALSD KFJASLDFJKAHSDLFJKHS
EDIT: added some sweaty Leo just in case any of you HAVEN’T had enough to last a lifetime.
I’ll paint you mountains of gold
I’ll spin you valentine evenings
Though we’re strangers til now
We’re choosing a path between the stars
I’ll leave my love between the stars
Of course, Phoenix tears have healing powers.
Never Been Kissed (1999)