November 29, 2023

The Aviatrix

What do you get when you cross Kris Carr’s documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer, Marisa Marchetto’s graphic novel Cancer Vixen, and throw in a dash of David Lynch’s film The Straight Story? Watch and find out.

Curious to know your take on the cigarette factor. Is it a nice touch of young adult cancer realism or do you want to flick that carcinogenic smoke stack out of her twenty-something hand and ask the filmmaker what the hell they were thinking?

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  1. Allison Says:
    November 30th, 2008 at 10:19 PM

    I liked the movie. I really like the metaphor of the cartoon characters fighting the battle of cancer. I must say though, I am not fond of the “meet a guy and have a ending” thing. I have found that dating and cancer does not work. I know that some people have met the love of their lives during cancer, but I do not feel attractive or all and no matter what people say bald heads or puking is not attractive

  2. Everything Changes Says:
    November 30th, 2008 at 10:58 PM

    Yes, I agree Allison. Images of happily ever after during treatment feel like pouring salt in an open wound. (And come on, I think the Holly Hobby bonnet would have scored lower points than her bald head.) But I do still love the flick.

    Hang in.


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