The Family Stone
Guess who went to dinner bitches?
This may get cut off in your email so the demand this week is for you to obviously open in your browser and then to tell me your favorite season of The Bad Girls Club.
I am changing to publishing this on Sundays for 3 reasons:
I need more time to tell you all the things I want about my week
A Sunday post sounds cute and my partner agrees
I want a valid reason to spell Sundays like Sundaze
Now — onto the post!!!!
I love a movie where someone is bringing home their partner to meet their family for the first time, especially if it takes place during the holidays. I did always wonder though—wasn’t that added pressure?
Meeting the family during a time where, more than likely, they are reconnecting with their loved ones as well? Wouldn’t adding in a new person for everyone to meet all at once be terrifying—for everyone?
Usually—in the movies—it is.
Happiest Season, Four Christmases, Just Friends (It’s a stretch EYE KNOW but suck it I love that movie) and of course, The Family Stone.
The movie is your standard “Guess who I am bringing home to dinner?!” kinda vibes but the family is a bit more chaotic and dead set on showing the viewers how liberal they are.
I love it.
Sarah Jessica Parker plays an uptight girlfriend meeting the family for the first time, Diane Keaton is a mom who is high-key kind of a twat, Rachel McAdams is a sullen sister, Luke Wilson smokes a lot of weed, and Claire Danes is the one everyone ACTUALLY wants to be part of the family.
It’s loud, it’s over a weekend (EYE THINK?!), Diane works at a kitchen table that has probably been having its strength tested for 4 decades and it’s great.
I thought about it because I was the Sarah Jessica Parker this week when I spent the holidays with my partners family, and met a lot of them for the very first time. I mean, no one hated me (EYE THINK?!) and I didn’t crash a car on the front lawn so that is where the similarities between Miss Parkers character and I end but—I was probably just as nervous as she was.
While I’m not going to tell you everything that happened I will tell you that it was fucking incredible. If it were a test I’d say I passed with flying colors. I woke up with fewer nerves each day and loved seeing the happiness in my partners face as they got to be around their family.
Anyway, I had a stunning Thanksgiving and I’d like to say if you work for Delta let me know because I want a buncha miles ‘cos you owe me. Next week I shall be back with a full newsletter!!
As always you can find this info on my Letterboxd buuuuutttt still.
What I Watched
THE BAD GIRLS CLUB
HELLO HI. I have never watched this show before. I know about Tanisha but only from the internetz. BUT a few sporadic seasons are on Hulu and so far I have completed/am in the middle of:
Season 7 - Judi ALL DAY
Twisted Sisters - WTF DIAMOND AND OLIVIA!?!? THE DYKES ARE TERRRRRIIIIBBBBLLLEEEE. Still have a few episodes left.
Wednesday — The internet loves it so I am hoping that it means that we are gonna get a season 2!
The trailer to season 2 of BMF a show I really REALLY love and not just ‘cos it was filmed and takes place in Detroit.
What I Re-Watched
Welcome to Flatch
What I Listened To
Stormzys’ latest is lovely. I would kill to have a conversation with him about love. Track 1 is phew.
I love Norah Jones, her songs feel like a cozy blanket and this one, in particular, feels like a sweet Christmas
What I Read
Alanna Bennetts piece on burnout for The Cut, a few of my lines from it:
“An inconvenience of my glamorous job is that it requires a lot of free work before anyone gives you money.”
“…But the work that made it possible for me to afford a month in Italy was the kind that made me burned out enough to need it.”
A scene I can’t stop thinking about
Won’t talk about how many times I performed this scene in my room go away
Some pictures I took
I took a bunch but you can’t see them this week ‘cos like I am posting this late and am honestly too wrapped up in another episode of BGC to stop and make a collage.
A Tweet I Loved
LOL let’s see how many more substacks until I have to delete this part of the newsletter
EYE AM GOING TO SUNDANNNNNNCCCCCEEEE! I am so excited about this and just like can’t wait to go and I just love it love it love love love it!!
Okay bye —
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