When I was little, I was prone to fits.
I would cry and cry. I would throw myself down and get red in the face. I lacked subtly.
When I’d get worked up, whether it was reasonable or not… I can remember my dad… He would place me on his lap and rub my back until my sobbing subsided. Tell me to take deep breaths. Then when I was calm he would explain the way the world worked. He would look in my eyes, and i would focus on his. He taught me that you showed you were paying attention by eye contact. His eyes weren’t steady but I could tell they were searching for a glimmer of understanding. That I heard and comprehended the things he was telling me.
Once when I was older, engaged. I had a nightmare. It was terrifying. It shook me. I cannot remember all the details, but I remember only wanting the feeling of calm and comfort of having small circles rubbed on my back and the steady low voice of my father.
Has left me an emotional hot mess.
I related to both main characters INTENSELY.
And now I cry when I say “Do you wanna build a snowman?”
Shout out to all the closeted LGBT people who have to return to unsafe family environments this season. Remember that there is nothing wrong with you and that no, you are not a hypocrite for loving the people who raised you despite the things they have done to hurt you. Above all remember that you will always have friends who support you even if your family does not.
Enjoy a tiny little teaser in advance of the DVD being released in February.
I am not sharing ANY video, sorry. You’ll have to wait the three months and buy it. Because it’s good to support the RSC so they can fund more amazing productions like this!
THERES GONNA BE A DVD?! YAAAAAAAY!