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Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Five Comfort Media

Jane Rule
Kathrynzj posted this comfortable FF:
"I don't get to watch that much tv anymore, but I actually wrote today's Oprah show down on my calendar. Why? Because she is hosting a Sound of Music cast reunion!!! Those of you who know me may be surprised that I would care so much about such a stereotypically girly flick, but I love it (although admittedly fast forward through the Reverend Mother's rendition of Climb Every Mountain). I can watch this movie over and over and over again.

It seems no matter how many new movies, tv shows or books come down the pike I still have my ol' stand by favorites that I can watch/read over and over and when I do they actually bring me comfort - like an old sweatshirt or a favorite food.

Today's Friday Five is an opportunity for you to list five of your favorite 'go-to' movies/tv shows/books. You can use images, links, explanations or

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Thank you for playing, I cannot wait to read your offerings. Who knows, maybe I'll find a new go-to favorite!"

1. I have a collection of lesbian themed fiction that I have been amassing since I arrived in NYC in 1972 and would comb the used book stalls on 4th Ave. My favorite of all these books are the books of the recently late and great Jame Rule. She lived on a island off the West coast of Canada and when I belonged to the Gay Academic Union I invited her to speak at authors panel, she wrote me a very nice letter-which I of course still have-declining and saying that she was a writer and not a speaker. Years later the Howard Brown Memorial Fund gave her a lifetime award and I actually met her-and had drinks with her-at the Plaza hotel! Even later, my lover at the time was her editor and got to go to the little island to work with her and I got a personally autographed book!

2. Film-"Desert Hearts" made from "Desert of the Heart" by Jane Rule.

3. Musical- remakes of old musicals, like South Pacific and Gypsy which I saw on Broadway this year. I also see the new stuff, but the old stuff where I'm already singing at the beginning is so comforting!

4. Well, food wasn't included, but warm chocolate pudding. Did I mention that I had the best chocolate pudding in Turkey. I seems that pudding is a Turkish favorite. We went into a dessert restaurant and they had about 10 different kinds including chicken. The man dining next to us said it was good but difficult to eat due to the strands of chicken included.


kathrynzj said...

Great list. I'll have to check out Jane Rule, and what fun that you were able to follow up on your interest in her work.

Also, there is ALWAYS room for food! :)

Thanks for playing!

Sharon said...

What a great story about Jame Rule! And warm chocolate pudding should go on every kind of list, as far as I'm concerned. Thanks!

angela said...

I like how you remade this into what comforts you and went beyond movies. I'm hopelessly undereducated and will have to go look up the Jane Rule.

There is something comforting about those Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals. I think my favorite was Flower Drum least that's the one I've seen most recently.

Jan said...

The Jane Rule sounds most interesting. And that chocolate pudding sounds delicious. (Hope you've finally recovered from your trips effects.)

Mompriest said...

You've mentioned Jane Rule before - but I did not know this part of your story with her - awesome!

And I just have to say that chicken pudding has zero appeal to me...just' sayin' :-)

but chocolate, yum!

Muthah+ said...

PC, I have not been following your blog and I need to. I didn't realize that you were into "the scene" so early in NYC. Being "late" into the out scene, I have missed many of the connections that have helped sisters to be out and believe out loud. I will be more attentive to the things you write now. Thanks

Teri said...

that chocolate pudding sounds amazing and now I can't wait for the day I finally get to Turkey!

Thanks for sharing your story.

Sandy said...

I will have to check out Jane Rule. Thanks for sharing!