Angels in America
There are very few things Ive seen in my life so far which have resulted in an accurate application of the word aghast, and Angels in America is one of them from start to finish (with assorted kick-boxing hits to my guts throughout).
I cant summarize this one, or even my impressions of (or reactions to) it, in one sentence its simply too heavily laden and ranges too far (from nasty sex with strangers in a public park to the issue of Gods presence in the universe), but I can say at least that its one of the most startling and commanding dramas Ive ever watched, and that its intensely painful in many ways. NOT for the faint of heart and yet it is, because everybody should be confronted with this fantastically represented reality if theyre to truly be humane and aware. Its brilliant but a very difficult experience to watch.
In your experience of the world, how do people change?
MORMON DIORAMA WIFE:
Well, it has something to do with God so its not very nice. God splits the skin with a jagged thumbnail, from throat to belly then plunges a huge filthy hand in. He grabs hold of your bloody tubes and they slip to evade his grasp but he squeezes hard, he insists . He pulls, and he pulls, til all your innards are yanked out . And the pain . Cant even talk about that. And then he stuffs em backdirty, tangled, tornits up to you to do the stitching.
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