Ootastic: PCOS in pictures

February 9, 2015

30 Film Females: The Help (2011 again!)

Filed under: 30 Film Females — ootastic @ 12:57 pm

Can a word such as “enjoy” be used to describe watching Civil Rights period drama The Help?  Anyway, I liked the film so much that I immediately ordered the original novel by Kathryn Stockett from my local library (Suffolk Libraries are great in this respect).  It’s difficult to pick favourites amidst an ensemble of wonderful characters, but I’d choose Octavia Spencer’s Oscar-winning, sass-mouthing domestic aid (“Fried chicken just tend to make you feel better about life.”) and (yet again) Allison Janney’s ailing matriarch (“Your eggs are dying. Would it kill you to go on a date?”).

I’ve got another project on the go, so haven’t had a chance to draw an illustration for this blog post.  Instead, I’d like link to this Dementia Friends version of the Beatles song “With a little help from my friends” – not forgetting the much-loved cover by the recently deceased Joe Cocker.  My paternal grandmother spent the last few months of her life in a dementia care home, in which I now see parallels with my toddler’s nursery.  This cradle to grave approach is illustrated in this fascinating art installation (previously seen?) at the British Museum.

Finally, I’d like to say thank you to my friends who help me get by 😉

 

 

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