It’s largely seen as a “buddy picture” – with two male leads becoming close and becoming a solid unit. What sets Midnight Cowboy away from those films, however, is that the film itself isn’t credited for what it actually is: a studio-funded queer love story.
I will devour you with my eyes.
You are vivid.
You are bright.
Yeah, Leo won, everyone can calm the f*ck down now.
Sorry but Dirty Grandpa or Zoolander 2 just isn’t going to cut it for this one.
“Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.” — Westley
Keep in mind that this is costume jewelry, not likely actual expensive jewelry, worn by Marilyn in 1953’s ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’.
“A dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland and set in a community of cannibals.” WAIT WHAT YES.
I devoured the movie with my girlfriends. We laughed, and sighed, and finished two bottles of pinot. But I watched us with newfound guilt. We wanted what we saw. We expected what we were told.
Women make up half the population, and among us there are those who would gladly prioritize the pursuit of a high-powered career over other aspects of our lives. There is nothing odd about that, and such a woman isn’t left with some sort of void to fill, as the film industry so often implies.
Despite the vicious nature of the crime, even back then the world as a whole didn’t care enough about surrealist Danish cinema to take much notice and the case never gained enough traction to garner its own media attention. Still, the investigation was well-documented by all authorities involved, provided you knew where to look.