Episode 28 – Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right (2011)
This month we wanna talk to you, we wanna shampoo you, and we wanna find some sweet romance with Lisa Cholodenko’s 2011 Best Picture-nominated dramady The Kids Are All Right.
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The Kids Are All Right (2011) dir. Lisa Cholodenko, USA
“The Kids Are All Right” [Score] (2011)
Lisa Cholodenko’s highly personal, well reviewed and much nominated 2011 film was not without its detractors. Some gay and lesbian groups thought the film fell back on the oft-used trope of ‘gay woman turned straight by man’ (they may have missed the resolution to the film…), and they accused the film of showing a narrative they termed ‘homo-normative’ which, for many, wasn’t normal at all.
Among those who have written on these subjects, there’s Daisy Hernandez of Colorlines, Irin Carmon of Jezebel, Arifa Akbar of The Independent, TLM of The Lesbian Mafia, and Taj Paxton of GLAAD. Make up your own mind, though: we think it’s brilliant.
If you want to follow us on Letterboxd, we’re always logging and rating films we’ve been watching and occasionally Luke will do some pretty in-depth reviews, too.
Thanks again for checking out Celluloid Junkies. Join us again in a month when we bring out our inner diva and discuss Billy Wilder’s 1950 masterpiece Sunset Boulevard. Until then, don’t forget to check out the archives, or hit up our website.