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Justin Bond: As my dear departed friend Lotus Weinstock used to say: "I used to wanna change the world. Now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity."
A happy 57 to director, actor, and legend John Cameron Mitchell today! I finally started watching the second season of Shrill this week so JCM as an actor is at the forefront of my mind -- it took me a second to go oh right, he's also one of our greatest living directors too. True he's only made four feature films but I adore all four of them -- yes even How To Talk To Girls At Parties and if you don't you're off-base, baby, it's a space-age punk-frilled blast.
As for Shortbus I'll admit I haven't seen it in a decade -- well I have watched a couple of scenes, you know the ones, here and there -- so I'm not sure if it holds up... it does seem very much a movie of its precise moment. But I imagine in that sense it'll at least age into a nice time capsule. With self-sucking. The best sort!