Heartstopper – My most controversial opinion.

DISCLAIMER 1 : I WANTED to like it. I tried SO hard. I didn’t even FAST FORWARD!

(Via Pokemon/Opensea)

DISCLAIMER 2 : Queer teen love is pretty much my favourite genre in the whole world.

(Via We Heart It)

DISCLAIMER 3 : I was totally prepped for wholesome and not expecting Elite style shenanigans.

(Via Netflix) Nope, not expecting this.

DISCLAIMER 4 : Heartstopper is perfect for starting sex ed talks with 8 -12 year olds.

(Via School Library Journal)

BUT it’s BORING as a TV series.

And before you burn me at the stake here’s why…

NUMBER 1 : Not enough happens. There’s not enough going on in the graphic novels but instead of expanding storylines or keeping it short they eke it out at a snail’s pace for 10 episodes, making me regret my…z..z..z…

Sorry I just fell asleep. (Via Universal Pictures/Tenor)

NUMBER 2 : The characters are too passive. I know Charlie is meant to be the nerdy shy guy but what’s everyone else’s excuse? Nick is normal with a capital N, Elle is a shrinking violet, Isaac is blandness with a book. Only Tau seems to have opinions and attitude.

(Via See-Saw Films) My hair has more personality than you!

NUMBER 3: They don’t talk like teens. Was the dialogue written by a smart chimpanzee and a sentient robot raised by a posh white British dude?

4 – And they don’t act like teens. There’s way too much ‘Rom’ and not enough ‘Com’. Stop the floating leaves and saccherine indie pop breaks or I’m gonna murder Richard Curtis. (I should do that anyway, he’s the worst.)

I’m not a monster, like I said romantic AF for queer love BUT it’s possible to be sweet and PG but also have humour, stakes and chutzpah. Sadly Heartstopper did not get that memo.

Okay bring on the pitchforks and torches.

(Via Disney)

Pride – Watch it bitches.

Pride (released in 2014) is finally on Netflix in 2020. About bloody time.

Via 20th Century Fox

A group of young London gay and lesbian activists lend support to conservative striking miners in 1984 Wales, whether the miners want it or not.

This is one of my all time faves filims even though it’s based on a True Story.

Via Sarcastic Nicholas Cage; makeameme.org

Those five words (based on a true story) usually make for such lame films which get worser when it’s ‘INSPIRATIONAL’.

The makers suck out the life and flavour that made the story inspiring in the first place and I end up wishing I could just see the doco but the doco doesn’t exist and even if it did, I don’t watch doco’s so GAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Pride manages to rise above the B.O.A.T.S (based on a true story) curse like a glorious dragon in flight.

(Via Dreamworks) Or a supercute dragon that’s an axolotl/cat hybrid.

How you ask? How is such a miracle even possible??

I have some theories ; decent script, decent characters (real and made-up) AND no precious, entitled superstars killing all the interesting stuff in their past.

Yes I’m talking to you Elton John, Brian May, Ice Cube and Dr Dre.

Pride is set in the 80’s, it’s hilarious but also political, has great music, bad fashion and the gorgeous Andrew Scott in his most understated role yet.

And the brill Bill Nighy also in an understated and touching role.

Via 20th Century Fox

Plus the best dance scene with the worst hair. Coz it was the actual 80’s not the zhooshed up version. Yes I’m talking to you Sex Education. No offense, Eric would love this movie.

(Via 20th Century Fox)

You will laugh and you will cry and you will be inspired (but none of it in a cheesy Tom Hanks way) and if for some baffling reason you don’t like it…

You have terrible taste.