I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing ★★★★

A[r/u]tistic indie comedy is a hit or miss (Miranda July? Fantastic two times obnoxious once. Lena Dunham? Cannot stomach) and yet Polly is so pinpointed relatable any cheap-out 80s craft and secondhand embarrassment is all but forgiven. The decade of video store and camcorder queer cinema is so deliciously diy and emotionally open I hesitate to believe that big budget romantic comedies and background queers in a superhero movie could ever do as much in bringing real queers to life onscreen. As someone who memorized The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock in high school, movies make me smile!

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