Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"Confirmed bachelor"? Really, in this day & age?

Another movie from a book hits the screen, this one whimsical, and animated to boot. It's My Dog Tulip by J.R. Ackerley, which I read many years ago and loved. I also read and loved Ackerley's novel We Think the World of You. Both are, among other things, gay classics, sad tender tales about love, longing and loneliness in a place and time--mid-20th-century England--where gay sex was very much a crime. So I had to sigh and sputter puh-leaze as I watched the trailer for the movie, released today, as the ridiculous words "confirmed bachelor" set my teeth on edge.

Still, I'd like to see this film.