Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

05 August 2005

I Know

I know, I know. I know Rent is crap. I know there really are only one or two good melodies in the whole thing. I know the show is passé. I know young, angry radicals who grew up with money but really, really, really want to be impoverished are silly. I know Chris Columbus is directing the movie version. I know it can't possibly be good (the man directed Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and fucking Stepmom for chrissakes.)

But DAMN it. Watching this music video made a small tear form in my left eye and my right eye quickly followed suit. Rent is something I will never forget. As a young gay man it made a big impact on me, and I have such a soft spot in my heart for its angry, leftist musings.

*Original post edited for stupidity.