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A sad life
spazzycat from Canada
16 October 2010
This is a sad, touching and sweet film about a sad, touching sweet man.
He had a very unhappy childhood, and his mean father belittled him. He
always wanted to be an actor and became, of course, very successful,
but those times demanded that he wear 2 masks: himself and a bland,
His agent persuaded him to change his name, a decision he always
regretted as yet another way he lived a lie.
It was interesting to see Elizabeth Taylor in the film too. A child
actor, she also had a demanding childhood. She had many young, gay and
otherwise marginalized friends. Also an animal lover, the love she is
permeated with shone out. I felt glad that she was there for Roy.
Roy says much the same thing in the film: she loves everyone.
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