The Best of the New Year–Auntie Mame
This New Year will be all about storytelling for me. There’s structure in the beginning the middle and the end, but the story comes to life with characters. Mame is an example of a character that puts me into storytelling nirvana. It’s a story that’s happy, sad, and humorous. It declares a message about humanity and goodness without pounding it into the viewers’ heads.
Mame triumphs over Peter’s elitist uncle, turns an unwed mother from a stigma in society into a celebration of independence and mocks exclusivity while denigrating prejudice All the while finding romance and hope and keeping her tiny family afloat during the depression.
It’s a musical with flare and fabulous fashion. Mame is a story that each time I watch it I fall in love with Rosalind Russell and the story that she so elegantly shares through Mame…life is too short to waste. Relish it.
If you’re a fan – what’s your favorite scene?