Anonymous said:the thing is the "red xoloyphone (whatever a xoloyphone is) jacket" is iconic to enjolras. that jacket has been part of his costume since the original production, and now because of some movie that came out last year, it is expected to change. same goes for eponine... personally, i think her dress in the movie looked like that of a prostitute. but thats just my two cents.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand the jacket is an icon to the character. I just personally have never been a huge fan of it. And as with using the movie red jacket and the movie version of Eponine’s dress, they happen to fit the time period more. The way Eponine was dressed in the movie may be slightly revealing but during that time people on the street couldn’t afford to cover up completely, remember Madame Thenardier wasn’t wearing much either and they made it obvious that Gavroche’s clothes were stolen.
I just personally think the movie did a better job than the stage production of keeping true to the clothes of the era is all. The only thing actually I really don’t want to see from the movie is Fantine’s prostitute dress which is already close to the era on stage.
Alright people I wanna talk about something.
So while things like this always seem to pop up on my dash there’s been a recent influx of new queer media representation posts on my dash and I wanted to bring a character I don’t think a lot of people thought about or knew to your attention. This character is Eric Van der Woodsen from Gossip Girl. I’ve been marathoning Gossip Girl since summer started and he seems to be full of surprises. Actually this show is pretty good at queer representation (See also: Blair Waldorf’s father). Eric is a normal high school kid who had proper fears about coming out and was actually outed by one of Serena’s friends in the end. His mom reacted very similar to parents today, attempting to convince herself that Georgina was lying about it. And in fact, his mom’s husband at the time, Bart Bass, responded better even telling Eric he could bring his boyfriend to the society parties. Eric’s mom eventually realized that him being scared to come out to her caused pain that happened before the series started (I.e. at the beginning of the series Eric is in the hospital for an attempted suicide) and also that he’s still her Eric and came to terms and treats him wonderfully. Actually other than his mom no one in the series that knows treats Eric any differently than the people that don’t. He experiences the pain of his first boyfriend blowing him off and getting a beard in Jenny Humphrey, who leaves said guy because she realized that it was hurting Eric. Plus with his life so public Eric deals with basically wanting to hide his second boyfriend from the world for fear of how they’d react. Now, I’m only on season two and a lot could change but the way they’ve represented Eric is probably one of the best queer representations I’ve ever seen and I just wanted to tell y’all about it.
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so proper and well behaved
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when I was little, I went through a phase where I’d wear my Spiderman costume under all my clothes, so I wore it for about 3 years straight and my mom never found out until one day when we were at a family party, I was wearing the costume under a really fancy and expensive dress, and someone started choking on something so I ripped off the dress to reveal the costume to try and save them, and I think my mom just about had a heart attack
the thing about Hollywood is that we’re conditioned to look for the romance in a movie even if the romance isn’t even a romance but an obsession.
See: The Great Gatsby
See also: (500) Days of Summer
i hate it when adults assume i’m on the internet all the time by choice. if i had enough money to travel around and etc, do you think i would be withering away my youth behind a computer screen you useless paperclip.
I dont think i have ever heard the term useless paperclip used as an insult before.
that is the single most incredible insult i have ever heard in my life
So a friend informed me last night that the new Broadway run requirement for Les Miserables is that they have to make the costumes like the movies. We had like a 20 minute party of the final loss of the red xoloyphone jacket. I’m hilariously happy it’s gone. Also Eponine’s dress was awesome in the film so….
Really, guys? I’m back for ten minutes and we’re already fighting space aliens?
#steve just spends this entire movie unimpressed with EVERYTHING
when you rediscover an old otp that you used to be obsessed with and you’re hit with the beauty of it all over again
AWH OMG BABY