30 August 2011

5 Movies You Really Should've Seen By Now If You Want To Consider Yourself A Grown Person: Some Like it Hot




some like it hot has everything you could ever want from a movie made in 1959. marilyn. gangsters. cross-dressing. a long journey on a train. plus blatant raunchy sexual inuendo that everyone in the film completely ignores.

while some like it hot masquerades as a fluffy comedy, there's some deep shit squirreled away in there. i'm thirty, i've dated a gay man and i still can't quite wrap my mind around the layers of sexual liberality going on at the film's end. i applaud them. i think. but i still don't fully understand.

there's also no way in the world you can consider yourself a grown-up if you've never seen the wonder that is marilyn monroe's breasts in some like it hot. this is their finest performance.

i mean, really...

there's also the awesome biographical tidbit that, due to a stray on-set comment during the making of this film, tony curtis will go down in history as the man who likened making out with marilyn to "kissing hitler."

so yeah. see some like it hot. if you don't trust me, trust the good old folks at the american film institute who named it the greatest american comedy film of all time. they're legit and they would know.


5 comments:

Meggie said...

Have I seen any of your must see movies????

Linda said...

I feel like my copy might actually be from you!

oline said...

yeah, meggie, you've got some work to do.

Meggie said...

What about movies like Tremors or Black Hawk Down? Those are classics.

oline said...

um... no. those are the movies you really should've seen by now if you want to a be an anxious person. i'm talking about being a grown-up. more specifically, a grown-up who laughs a lot.