Raw, adjective: 7. brutally or grossly frank: a raw portrayal of human passions.

CARLOS: My mother always says that lovers are
like buses. You just have to wait a little while
and another one comes along.

George stubs out his cigarette.

GEORGE: Well, your mother sounds like a whore.


I've been meaning to mention this film for months now. You should see it. Have read it alternately described as "mid-century fashion porn" and "Mad Men for the gay set." If that's not enough to get you there, know that it is aching and articulate, silent and somber, grave and graceful; not unlike The Hours. Colin Firth and Julianne Moore are wizened and wrinkled and weighty. Tom Ford's script and the detailed art direction are to-die-for. The writing says something sorrowful and true about the nature of hope and grief and isolation in an era and a society wherein only certain prescriptive kinds of heteronormative love were permitted. And the killer line above comes from one of my favorite scenes in the film, spoken by a chiseled gigolo under the watchful eyes of Janet Leigh on a sunset overlook outside a liquor store in LA. See it.

A Single Man ~ Official Site


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