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15th Mar '17 12:22:54 AM tropette
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* Why is Mr Grey appalled enough to make note of Maureen slapping Joanne's ass (or in the film, Joanne groping Maureen's), when he didn't have issue with Maureen slapping her own ass (in the movie, Joanne slapping Maureen's) previously?

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* Why is Mr Grey appalled enough to make note of Maureen slapping Joanne's ass (or in the film, Joanne groping Maureen's), when he didn't have issue with Maureen slapping her own ass (in the movie, Joanne slapping Maureen's) previously?previously?
** I don't know, maybe homophobia?
8th Dec '16 4:51:52 PM momur
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** I can't remember if it's mentioned in the movie or if it's just in the stage show, but there's a moment when the job offer from Buzzline is first brought up and Mark makes a comment about the show being sleazy, and then there's the "vampire welfare queens who are compulsive bowlers" headline bit. Mark's obviously got an image (justified or not) of Buzzline being on the lower rungs of quality entertainment, and it's probably that coupled with his desire to be making his own films - which if he continued with the Buzzline job would very likely have ended up being shelved due to no time/energy to do anything besides what is required from him at work - ''plus'' the fact that he's meant to be in his mid-to-late twenties and is therefore still in the "rebellious" age of life, all mixed together to convince him that he's selling out. As to whether you agree with him...well, it's like what they say: you know you've grown out of ''Rent'''s intended demographic once you stop siding with the Bohos and start siding with Benny.
8th Dec '16 4:38:05 PM momur
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** In the stage-play, Joanne walks in during La Vie Boheme just in time to see Maureen making out with another girl. Also it's kind of implied during Tango: Maureen that when she starts using the nickname "pookie" on partners, it means she's cheating on them. Cue Joanne getting a phone-call at the end of the song and reacting badly to Maureen calling her "pookie".
22nd Sep '16 9:52:23 PM nombretomado
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*** [[spoiler: Hypothermia would actually makes sense, if it wasn't for the fever. Possibly tuberculosis or similar respiratory condition - maybe a link back to ''LaBoheme''?]]

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*** [[spoiler: Hypothermia would actually makes sense, if it wasn't for the fever. Possibly tuberculosis or similar respiratory condition - maybe a link back to ''LaBoheme''?]]''Theatre/LaBoheme''?]]



** Possibly also because Musetta's Waltz is simply the most recognisable theme from ''LaBoheme''.

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** Possibly also because Musetta's Waltz is simply the most recognisable theme from ''LaBoheme''.''Theatre/LaBoheme''.
18th Aug '16 2:16:40 PM lakingsif
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* Why would anyone think that someone drumming non-stop would be a great strategy to kill a dog?

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* Why would anyone think that someone drumming non-stop would be a great strategy to kill a dog?dog?

* Why is Mr Grey appalled enough to make note of Maureen slapping Joanne's ass (or in the film, Joanne groping Maureen's), when he didn't have issue with Maureen slapping her own ass (in the movie, Joanne slapping Maureen's) previously?
1st Aug '16 4:23:33 PM KoenigAl86
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***One important point is that Benny isn't asking them to START PAYING rent, he is after "last year's rent" - so charging retrospectively a large sum most wouldn't have up front - and had supposedly said they could live there without paying when he bought the place, having previously been their room mate.
29th Jul '16 7:05:03 PM Iris
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** In addition to that, [[RealityIsUnrealistic it's pretty common]] to hang out with your partner's friends regardless of whether or not you're tight with them specifically.



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* What exactly did Joanne do wrong in the relationship with her and Maureen? I don't really see much of anything. All that's said is when Maureen goes on the "That's it, Ms. Ivy League!" rant. "Ever since New Year's, I haven't said boo. I let you direct. I didn't pierce my nipples because it grossed you out. I didn't stay and dance at the Clip (Clit? Whatever the word is; I can't decipher it) Club because YOU wanted to go home!" The whole thing about Maureen getting her nipples pierced may have stepped the line a little bit, but Maureen told Joanne she could direct. And Joanne wanted to go home because Maureen was flirting with other girls RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER, with NO regard to how she felt. Honestly, Maureen was the one far more in the wrong... and she doesn't own up to it, either.

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* What exactly did Joanne do wrong in the relationship with her and Maureen? I don't really see much of anything. All that's said is when Maureen goes on the "That's it, Ms. Ivy League!" rant. "Ever since New Year's, I haven't said boo. I let you direct. I didn't pierce my nipples because it grossed you out. I didn't stay and dance at the Clip (Clit? Whatever the word is; I can't decipher it) Kink Club because YOU wanted to go home!" The whole thing about Maureen getting her nipples pierced may have stepped the line a little bit, but Maureen told Joanne she could direct. And Joanne wanted to go home because Maureen was flirting with other girls RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER, with NO regard to how she felt. Honestly, Maureen was the one far more in the wrong... and she doesn't own up to it, either.
27th Jun '16 1:36:43 AM RazielSnack
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* Does Joanne have any proof that Maureen cheats on her? I don't recall how explicit it is in the stageplay, but in the movie all we have to go on is Joanne's say-so and Maureen complimenting two women's necklaces.
24th May '16 7:45:57 PM vifetoile
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*** I think Larson was going for the idea that Mark is living with low-key depression. One symptom is, he generally feels isolated from other people, no matter what he does, even if they're his best friends. He retreats into his head, into his art, behind his camera. But something about that one night broke through that isolation - and he can't tell you ''why'' any more than I can, but he remembers it as the one moment of "connection in an isolated age," and is trying to figure out what made it so.
2nd Apr '16 5:55:17 AM Sheepeditor
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** Except that The Man (here personified by Benny) ''is'' doing something for them, by allowing them to live in a building rent-free (a luxury that many people on impossibly low income would die for). He later goes back on his eviction notice despite the protest going ahead, which suggests that it may have been an empty threat all along. He also ends up paying for both Angel's funeral and Mimi's rehab. This whole issue continues to be a point of contention between the show's fans and its detractors: some of the characters often go out of their way to ''avoid'' earning money honestly out of supposed principle or dedication to their art, but are still happy to let rich friends and family pay their way for them, or even re-wire ATM machines to steal from banks. The play even points out that both Mark and Maureen's championing of the homeless is also self-serving, and arguably not actually helping the homeless that much. Whether you sympathise with the main characters or not mostly ends up being a matter of personal perspective.
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