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#AndCut ‘Southern Style’ :Fathers Be Good to Your Daughters…

The Life As Shay Report:
Hey Guys!
This weekend I attended the Fox Studios’ screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild. Another much enjoyed random happening in ‘My Inexplicable Life as Shay.’ The film told the story of Hushpuppy, a six-year-old girl with more pride and strength than most young men 5 times her age—Go figure!  We followed Hushpuppy as she dealt with an environmental catastrophe and her father’s deteriorating health.  These changes unleash prehistoric beast-like creatures that only Hushpuppy could confront.

It was a great experience being on the Fox Studios Lot for the first time. Studios in general are so cool—they are so neat, fresh and perfect that they seem unreal. (As I am sure most things on the Lotare). It just feels like everything is a roll-away stage! I walked around just waiting for a hidden Director to yell “#AndCut.”  I could then imagine a crew dressed in all black appearing out of thin air and diligently moving things, the buildings would roll away and everyone around me would snap out of their roles as actors! (Please don’t mind my imagination lol). None the less, I had a great time but the movie TRUMPED all excitement about the lot!

The film was very touching and it actually drove me to weep, (not like ‘oh one little tear’ more like ‘actually sobbing’)…I called my pops as soon as I got out the theater just to hear his voice. I was so moved by the father-daughter relationship of this story. During the final moments of the film, as the little girl watches her father slowly slip away, all I could hear playing in my mind was “Daughters” by John Mayer. The chorus: “Fathers be good to your daughters, daughters will love like you do, girls become lovers that turn into mothers so mothers be good to your daughters too…”  So powerful!! Check out the song if you’re not familiar…shoot! Check it out even if you are familiar. It tells a beautiful story tied into a universal message.

The film’s overarching message was perseverance and sticking to the plan! As I’m sure most of my readers know by now–I’m a hopeless enthusiast for BIG Dreamers with even Bigger Ambition, so I would rate this film a Must-See! And plus the symbolism, metaphoric images, and subliminal messages will lead you to work those 9th grade English skills! (Beasts of the Southern Wild is showing in select theaters. Please check your local listing J)

Love y’all, stay easy. #AndCut


My Inexplicable Life as Shay.

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