Monday, February 11, 2013

Dark Monday • Lady Come Down

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Rupert Everett and Colin Firth

In the 2002 retelling of the madcap comedy written by the always brilliant Oscar Wilde, Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Reese Witherspoon, Frances O'Connor and Dame Judi Dench starred in 'The Importance of Being Earnest', a film I find hard to resist when it shows up on cable. While not a musical, if did feature original music by Charlie Mole. That includes the song "Lady Come Down", sung by Rupert and Colin as they woo their ladies. I find it to be charming, a real delight, no matter how off the boys get.

It didn't hurt that both men looked dashing in the costumes. Of course, Rupert Everett has been out and somewhat proud for some time, even though he has at times given voice to some rather off thoughts. And Wilde was a notorious homosexual at a time it was illegal, and, in fact, was the reason he was put on trial and in fact imprisoned for two years. After his release, he left Britain and never returned, living out his years in Paris before dying at 46 years of age, destitute.


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