Wow. That's all I can say. Liz just sent me the link to the first trailer for RENT, the movie. I will openly admit I haven't been looking forward to this, convinced that they never could do a musical that is so important to me and means so much and is attached to so many memories any sort of justice by doing it on screen. I was CONVINCED, in fact, that they would ruin the story for a whole new generation of people who see it as only a sick story about homosexuality, aids, and perversion. However, that couldn't be farther from what the musical is about. Anyway, back to my fears about the movie.
I couldn't have been more wrong.
It is going to be phenomenal.
This is by far one of my favorite quotes about RENT.
Rent is about being young in New York; being brave and being scared; being in love and being in trouble; having hope for today and faith in tomorrow.
Few things in this world annoy me as much as people who just don't get it. People who don't understand why a 3 minute trailer for a movie not coming out until November can make me cry. People who don't understand that the thought of watching Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal singing "What You Own" with all the passion and anger and emotion that the song brings to me each time...it leaves me speechless. The limits of the stage are going to be torn down, and the sweeping story of RENT is going to go places Jonathan Larson could never have dreamed. With so much of the original cast back for the film, it has to be nothing short of magical to work on the story every day for so long. Those were the people that first made RENT come alive for me, when all I had was the original cast recording and no idea what seeing it would really do to me.
RENT is about passion. RENT is about love. RENT is about letting go. RENT is about being.
November has never seemed farther away.