Monday, February 13, 2023

Quote of the Day

Hey look it's another photo of Ben Aldridge in Attitude magazine -- see the previous bunch here, and really, I recommend it. I hadn't read his chat yet and so I missed that therein he talked about having been in a serious relationship with a closeted famous actor (who he doesn't name) and how their break-up fucked him up -- he went into therapy for it, and found it helpful beyond just that heartbreak stuff and I found this bit of what he said worth sharing:

"You can’t underestimate the trauma of growing up in a world that tells you that you’re disgusting. And I feel like we do the best job of being fabulous, but I think it can wound us deeply, really deeply. More than we can comprehend sometimes.”

I highlight that quote also because it's a good lead-in to linking over to a piece I wrote at Mashable about Ben's new gay horror movie Knock at the Cabin from director M. Night Shyamalan, which went up over the weekend (my piece that is -- the movie's been out for a week now). It's all about the gay trauma of apocalypse talk during our formative years, so fun stuff! But that movie certainly dredged it all up and ended up surprising me some, with how seriously it approached the subject.

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