Was just going through my movie collection the other day as my nights are getting boring with nothing to keep an eye out on. I basically now only have Nogi and Keyaki shows to watch weekly then it’s dead silence! Nothing is enticing on Western TV other than that new Star Trek show (Michelle Yeoh is always to die for but alas, she is already dead by episode 2 thus no reason to keep watching) so I am very bored and so I decided to go through my collection starting with movies!
I settled on trying out those old ones, in all their AVI/DivX goodness (ah the old days) and two movies reminded me of how good a movie can hit you in the gut no matter how many times you watch it. The Twin Bracelets is one of the two the other being the 2009 Malaysian movie The Convert!
Both of these movies have things in common, things I put a movie in my favourites category. These two things among all that these two movie have in particular are LGBT (More L than G but I like both) and Social Commentary. By Social Commentary I do not mean anything and anything that simulates the current world we live in. I am talking about movie that take on the ‘issues’ of the current society of the country of origin and better yet, if out protagonist overcomes said issues, finds a solution to a particular issues that concerns them, and even if that solution is not the best one, as long as the protag escapes or finds an alternate to the status quo, then that elevates the FEELs and the level of admiration I have for the movie!
Unlike most people who seek escapism of the wrong kind, I love these movies and seek them out not to escape within the fantasy that can never be real, a fantasy from which you will soon wake up once the movie is over but rather, I seek guidance and the hope and confidence to find my way out of these issues on my own, in reality. The fact that these characters go through these same issues and come out on top, some times, or sometimes fail to find solace, a failure that makes me not give up but rather to try harder and not end up like out characters (in the case where they are negatively affected and fail to find a good solution), these reasons make me love these types of movies dearly!
Now you all know why I am a Zack Snyder fan and why BvS dethroned The Dark Knight as my favourite non-lgbt movie! People shat on him and now look at America. It’s like the man is a prophet or something!