Happy Wednesday! Still a weird long week for me, but I’m plugging along and getting through it. Thank goodness for the Rani reposts.
Reading: Elizabeth George, and I got The Great Mughals and Their India thanks to Datablue’s recommendation. I can already tell it will be a super fun chatty but not scandalous kind of read. I bought the paperback copy so I could mark pages and stuff, which meant ordering from India. But if you want just a kindle for funsies, you can get it here: https://www.amazon.com/Great-Mughals-their-India-ebook/dp/B01IN95QVM
Oh oh!!! If Takht ever comes out, we could have a little DCIB reading club! I would LOVE that!!!!
Watching: More Bergman, plus Cheers (very different kind of tones to those), oh and I went to a special screening of an old silent Peter Pan. That is a creepy creepy play, isn’t it? All the “Wendy wants more from Peter, but he just wants her to be his mother” stuff? Not healthy! And yet also, feels like it could come straight from a Raj Kapoor-Nargis movie.
Thinking: My sister and nephew are in town again and I have to say, Albie is a lot better behaved. Okay, not a lot better behaved, but some better behaved. He doesn’t cry. And hardly ever spits up. Although he does get fussy and insist on being held a lot. He is possibly slightly spoiled.
Listening: It’s Rani week, and I just read an interesting review of The Wedding Singer (here), so this song is going through my head. I defy you to watch this video and not be charmed. Check out Salman’s heartbroken fake electric guitar playing.
Now, question for you! Since it is Rani Week, What Film do you want Rani to do next?
Looking at all these old songs, Rani really has something special in the sexy scenes, especially with a strong partner. Something sort of earthy and real. I want more of that. And so (prepare to have your mind blown), I propose the second mainstream Lesbian love story, between Vidya and Rani. First half is meeting and falling in love and coming to terms with their identity (I vote both of them coming out of the closet together, after some experimentation in their past that they didn’t label, Vidya is a sexually unsatisfied childless middle-aged housewife who gets her first job at Rani’s company, Rani is a career woman who used the excuse of being “too busy for love” instead of examining why she finds men so boring). And then the second half is them dealing with their families who, along with the same-sex romance issues, also have issues related to class, background, etc. But of course it ends happily. And along the way there are many many chances for Rani and Vidya to display the earthy natural sexiness they both have.
Do you vote for that too or would you pick something different? Or would you make two movies?