Issa Rae has no love for Hollywood’s support of ‘repeat offender’ Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller’s directorial debut, The Comedy, is a hilarious coming-of-age tale that, in all honesty, made me want to tear my clothes off. I’d go so far as to say that the entire film is a coming-of-age tale, except instead of focusing on the story of one man’s journey to adulthood, it focuses on the story of one man’s journey from being a nobody to being a nobody that happens to come to Hollywood by winning a TV show, and then ends up winning the Academy Award for Best Directing.
But despite how it played, I couldn’t help but find the film infuriating — and not in a good way.
“I’m going to need you to stop,” I instructed myself, as I got up from the seat in front of me and wandered off into the hallway to get to a secluded spot.
I sat on a bench and just turned my back on the room, not wanting to hear another person out in the hall — particularly one as talented as Ezra Miller — discuss The Comedy. Because after spending all morning laughing myself silly at Miller’s portrayal of a man who, at age 23, wants nothing more than to sit on the couch with his dog, eat pizza, and watch TV for two hours, I thought now was the time to come out of the woodwork and tell everyone that I loved The Comedy. And I did.
I did just that — telling the world, in three tweets I decided to share with you today, why I love Ezra Miller’s The Comedy so much.
Before you even see the tweets, make sure to check out the movie, because I’ve fallen hard and fast for it — all over again. For the 3rd time.
First of all, Ezra Miller’s portrayal of a man who, at age 23, wants nothing more than to sit on the