So, I wrote a really long essay about “Rent” for Maisy this week. Here’s the pull quote:
The problems with the film Rent have nothing to do with the ages of the actors or director Chris Columbus’s lack of vision; they have to do with how the original show was written, how its history has been re-written, and how Rent was transformed from a little musical to a billion-dollar commodity.
I think I’m getting nerdier. I use words like “commodity.” Anyway, please read. Thanks!