Strange as it may seems, as it turns out both Cash and I share the same favorite Holiday movie.
Oh yes, what else could I be referring to but Satoshi Kon‘s acclaimed Tokyo Godfathers? And it’s only fair that in that spirit of Giving that’s so embalmed in this season that we bring to you our own small offering of Peace and Light.
(really, JMAF Excellence Prize; that is some seriously heavy shit right there.)
And Runaways. (The one’s with good taste in bottled water).
And Regretful Alchoholics. (Who make good in the end).
And Drag Queens. (Really, really nice and responsible ones).
And abandoned Babies. (I think that might be mostly decor).
In all honesty though, this is quite possibly one of the most realistic yet uplifting traditionally Holiday films I’ve ever come across. By far surpassing Its a Wonderful Life, or even (god help me) A Charlie Brown Christmas.
I made it a point last year to purchase a copy (do it!) and I literally insist upon watching it the week before Christmas. This movie will be shown in gratitude each year by my household for perpetuity. Its about time we remembered that at one point or another we all came from the streets, wherever they may be, and give acknowledgment to the struggles of others.
Even us hyphy white bastards.
Merry ChristmaHanukKwanzaaiHajira (or Yule for my folks) to you all, with the very best wishes to all from everyone at BoL!
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