Saturday, January 11, 2014
We are gearing up to shoot a film about a special friendship. The protagonist is a young man who as he evolves has to deal with his sexuality and his identity. I think valid things , important things we all deal with throughout our life. One of the things our campaign has illustrated to us the film makers is how clouded we become with our judgements and our bigotry. I am not surprised but maybe a bit disappointed. Why does our sexuality offend? I am curious why people are so up in arms against homosexuals or being African American,or being a true progressive or liberal. Why does it cause such a ruckus? Who are we that we care who another person loves? Baffling and annoying that is my reaction. I am sick of people being so judgmental and I suppose we are in for it as we make the movie we are asking for it because we are allowing you inside a tender place. America lately has shown up to be a pretty intolerant place where we CLAIM to value freedom on paper but in practice not so much. Our intention for the film Pame is illumination and a chance to enjoy and experience a special friendship. Yes it is between two social misfits, yes we will offend the intolerant or bigoted. Because we judge, we sit back and judge, we all do it. I for one find life and my perspective in need of broadening everyday. I for one feel we all could use a bit of enlightenment not everything is as it seems. It is a journey a beautiful, rich , adventure if we allow it to be.
Posted by Rae Dawn Chong at 9:29 AM
Monday, January 6, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
You are made up of the exact same substance as actual celestial stars. The very fact that you said yes to living is a blessing and if this life is turning out to be an adventure with all sorts of challenges than you are super special and capable of solving the mysteries. YOU....said YES! You would not have it any other way and because we are in charge it is up to us to delight in it and to be excited about what is coming next. This is not to discount where you are or have been it is to acknowledge what a magnificient job you are doing. No matter how grey the skies or bleak the prognosis. This is an adventure made custom for YOU. In fact so much so that we only get a true sense of our own experience, everything we see and feel and know is a reflection of where we are. Fancy that? Enjoy all of it and say yes to all of it and watch the heavens fall in line to uplift and support you. Nothing but love even when there seems to be nothing, it is LOVE allowing us to get out of our way and prosper. Happy New Year STAR!
Posted by Rae Dawn Chong at 9:18 PM