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  1. Growsonwalls

    Hamilton (2020)

    The Disney+/Hulu/ESPN+ bundle is great. As for Leslie Odom Jr's interview he was the holdout for filming the show and I think there was some bad blood between him and Lin for awhile. But they've done a bunch of interviews promoting the film together so I think they're cool now.
  2. Growsonwalls

    Hamilton (2020)

    "The Schuyler Sisters" was originally written because the actresses who played Eliza/Angelica/Peggy-and-Maria were very close backstage and so that song was a nod to that.
  3. Growsonwalls

    Hamilton (2020)

    I've just watched Daveed Diggs happily prancing around onstage during "The Reynolds Pamphlet" like 10 times. It's awesome and cracks me up every time. One thing the musical gets right is the Jefferson/Hamilton feud. The two actually did dislike each other and leaked scandalous information about the other to political tabloids. When Hamilton died Thomas Jefferson simply wrote to his daughter, "“I presume Mr. Randolph’s newspapers will inform him of the death of Colo. Hamilton, which took place on the 12th.”
  4. Growsonwalls

    Hamilton (2020)

    Daveed Diggs is such a scene-stealer. Every time he's onstage he cracks me up. His timing is impeccable -- not sure anyone could ever replicate his humor and energy. Wow. What a performance.
  5. Growsonwalls

    Hamilton (2020)

    The wit of the lyrics is astonishing. Like the Maria Reynolds affair: "I wish I could say this was the last time/But the last time because a past-time."
  6. Growsonwalls

    Hamilton (2020)

    I watched it this morning and reviewed it on my personal blog. Really was bowled away by the film and it was so much better than the cast I saw. https://humbledandoverwhelmed.blogspot.com/2020/07/hamilton-on-disney-plus-happy.html
  7. My understanding was that Fred found Ginger's mother difficult. And Fred's wife was very jealous. Ginger Rogers used to pointedly refer to him as "Mr. Astaire." Fred always spoke well of Ginger in public. ETA: this is probably my all-time favorite Astaire/Rogers dance:
  8. You need to see it. It's probably my favorite Astaire/Rogers film. The chemistry between Astaire and Rogers was never more charming. Ironic because they did not get along in real life and definitely didn't get along during the filming of Top Hat.
  9. I just watched this tonight. To answer @Neurochick's question: almost the entire Fierce 5 and Final 5 have come forward about being abused by Nassar. Fierce 5 - Mckayla Maroney (yes), Kyla Ross (yes), Jordyn Wieber (yes), Gabby Douglas (yes), Aly Raisman (yes) Final 5 - Simone Biles (yes), Laurie Hernandez (no, but she was abused by her coach Maggie Haney who is now suspended), Madison Kocian (yes), Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas. It's really awful but Nassar spared no one.
  10. Growsonwalls

    The NBA

    Yes, Spencer Dimwiddle. This bubble season so isn't happening.
  11. I also think that SLIH benefits from Jack Lemmon's performance. He really makes "Daphne" so likable and charming. I love the way he indicates his increasing comfort being Daphne by the body language changes in this tango. As I said, I think drag performance art has a long enough history as a completely separate entity from the trans movement that both can co-exist. I think Mrs. Doubtfire is another movie where the motives of the person dressing up in drag is honorable enough that I don't think it's transphobic.
  12. I feel like Some Like It Hot unlike Tootsie doesn't make dressing as a woman something dishonest or dishonorable. Joe and Jerry have to dress as a woman because they're about to be killed. I also think that Jack Lemmon's performance is a stellar example of drag comedy art, and that kind of art form does need to be respected as entirely different from the trans movement. For example, Billy Porter's Lola in Kinky Boots is an example of drag art. Harvey Fierstein in Hairspray as well. The other thing I like about SLIH is that "Daphne" starts to sympathize with women more. Jerry would probably have written Sugar off as a empty-headed gold digger but Daphne gains greater understanding of her.
  13. Growsonwalls

    Hamilton (2020)

    Yes I saw Mandy Gonzalez as Angelica and Lexi Lawson as Eliza. Both were very low energy. Also James Monroe Englehart as Madison/Jefferson was pretty subpar. So I'm really looking forward to seeing the original acclaimed cast.
  14. I don't think Some Like It Hot is as insensitive to the trans community as Tootsie, but I'm also frankly tired of every drag performance now being called transphobic. I feel like drag comedy is an art form that is completely separate from the trans movement and the demands for boycott of drag movies or musicals is a step too far.
  15. Growsonwalls

    Hamilton (2020)

    I saw Hamilton about 2 years ago and while some of the replacement cast was good a few of the cast members were really phoning it in. I remember the Eliza and Angelica being particularly sluggish. I can't wait to see the OBC because the energy that people said they brought to the show definitely wasn't there the night I went. I also find it cool that the Hamilton OBC has been doing some Zoom reunions. Back in 2015/16 around NYC the feuding of some of the cast members was pretty common knowledge. Nice that they were able to put that aside.
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