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As He Loved His Own Soul (Past and to Come 4/10) - Mo's Journal
January 11th, 2007
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As He Loved His Own Soul (Past and to Come 4/10)

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From:mofic
Date:January 13th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
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I'm a huge admirer of SBC's talent, but I have mixed feelings about his work. And LOL on the Superman thing. It does seem strange how none of Clark's intimates catch on to what seems obvious to the reader or viewer. They play with that as a humorous element in the most recent Superman flick (which I quite enjoyed).

Interesting pictures! Of course SBC is a grown man and Yossi is a high school senior in Adam's story. But I would say that Adam's description of him (geeky, nerdy, Semitic equivalent of a Greek god) seems to apply. And apparently SBC was a scholarly teen and young man, as well.

Have you seen the movie Trembling Before G-d? It's an excellent documentary about gay and lesbian Orthodox Jews. I found it *very* hard to watch, but I think it's because I know too many people living like that. But, anyway, there are some guys profiled who have a Yossi-like approach to sex - anything but anal sex. And that's now officially a position of the Conservative movement.
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From:barnbat
Date:January 15th, 2007 07:25 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the recommendations. I haven't seen Trembling (or the new Superman actually).

SBC isn't young enough, but somehow I tend to picture high school kids too old I think. Probably because there are 30 year old actors playing them on TV all the time. I'm not around the real deals that often, but it turns out they're somehow producing them as just babies these days. :)
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From:mofic
Date:January 15th, 2007 01:18 pm (UTC)
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Let me know if you find it accessible (Trembling before G-d, that is, not the new Superman). It's definitely not aimed at a specificlly Orthodox audience, but I can't really tell if it presumes some knowledge of Judaism. Of course, I don't actually know what your knowledge level is - I don't want to be presuming ignorance.

LOL on getting mixed up because of 30-year-old actors playing high school kids. I'm surrounded by teenagers, so I'm pretty aware of what they look like and sound like.
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