Proctor is a star part that requires a exceptionally powerful leading man. From the moment Armitage looms out of the twilight, tall and craggily handsome, tortured and blunt, wary but calculating it’s as if a force of nature has been released on to the stage. You can almost smell the soil under his fingernails; he exudes a brooding sexuality that is all about graft, sweat and emotional suppression. His encounters with his wife are heart-rending in their disconnection, his scenes with his young, sometime mistress crackle with a fearsome erotic charge. As the do-gooders set out to break his spirit and destroy his reputation you can see the shards of agony etched into his every feature.
I don’t expect to see a finer performance this year.”
— Phil Willmott [X]
has to stop being used as a synonym or metaphor or example or whatever the fuck people think they are using it as when they want to speak of poverty, misery, lack of human rights, or plainly having a fucked up existence.
There are poor, miserable, undignified, people with fucked up lives suffering injustices everywhere; some countries have more, some have less, but using an arbitrary label (created during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned with either NATO, or the Communist Bloc) is not only ignorant but completely dismissive and insulting for those of us who do actually live in the countries so labeled.
We may have issues but we are not by default all living in the mud and your posterchild for what needs to be pitied.
Want to talk about indignities and bad living conditions or injustice of any kind? Be specific, leave the “third world counties” speech out of it.
of movies and books i will simply never ever read or watch again. It’s not that i didn’t love them, i LOOOOVE them, but they just make me sooooo sad —rip my eyes out, cry for a week straight, my soul wants to creep out of my body sad— that i cannot do that to myself again, just can’t.