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I know there hasn't been a lot of posting around here (and I know I've certainly been around here less), but I wanted to share my very rough first impressions of Pray Away, which I probably won't share to my blog or Facebook, for reasons that should be obvious if you read the review.

https://letterboxd.com/evan_c/film/pray-away/

"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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I appreciate your comments, Evan, and posted a response on Letterbox.  This was a tough watch for me as well, given my homophobic Lutheran indoctrination as a child, and repressing my own same-sex attraction for decades in a splendid act of self-loathing.  I'm now comfortable in my skin as a bisexual, but it took a long time to get there, and I probably will never come out to many of my family members; what's the point of such masochism? 

Anywho, here's what I wrote on the film: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularcinephile/2021/08/pray-away-the-rise-fall-and-rise-of-faith-based-homophobia/     

To be an artist is never to avert one's eyes.
- Akira Kurosawa

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularcinephile/

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Nice review, Andrew. I didn't know you were also bisexual. I'm becoming more comfortable with my sexuality, but it's certainly been a journey to get there.

"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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3 hours ago, Evan C said:

Nice review, Andrew. I didn't know you were also bisexual. I'm becoming more comfortable with my sexuality, but it's certainly been a journey to get there.

Thanks, Evan.  Your openness about it has arrived about two decades sooner than mine, so there's that at least.  I've really only started talking about it over the last couple of years, in part to help a pair of younger relatives feel more at ease and less stigmatized over their LGBT identities. 

To be an artist is never to avert one's eyes.
- Akira Kurosawa

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularcinephile/

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