Great movie! I remember being told that I would like it, that I should see it, that someone had thought of me when they saw it. Well, everything I’d heard was true. I was really floored by the film. It came out in 2005. I had been thinking about biracial for a little while by the time I saw it at home on dvd, but no one had ever mentioned to me that there were biracial people in it. White dad/black mom biracial even! And divorce. It’s like Miranda July made the movie for me! Best of all, the movie wasn’t “about” race. It wasn’t about tragic mulattos whose parents were divorced, or about racial tensions, or interracial relationships. It was about people going through life. The wikipedia plot description doesn’t even mention race:
-Plot: The film begins by introducing Richard (John Hawkes), a shoe salesman and recently separated father of two. After being thrown out by his wife Pam (JoNell Kennedy), he gets an apartment of his own to share with his children, Peter (Miles Thompson) and Robby (Brandon Ratcliff). He meets Christine (Miranda July), a senior-cab driver and amateur video artist, while she takes her client to shop for shoes, and the two develop a fledgling romantic relationship.-
If you have seen the film you’ll recognize this. I think it represents one of the most hilarious, unforgettable film moments ever. I found this photo on someone’s blog and they wrote that they really loved the shirt, but wouldn’t have the nerve to wear it.
Well, I have been wearing this for about a year and a half now…
I wish mine said “forever”. I have made many a youtube video in this tank. I’m always tempted to feature it since the movie deals with biracial, but I don’t want to be showing my chest off, nor can i imagine actually saying “poop back and forth” into the camera.