History Headscratchers / Rent

10th Oct '17 12:23:12 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** As for Mimi's mother in Voicemail 5, she could refer to her as 'Mimi' simply so that the audience knows who is being addressed and doesn't have to spend several moments confusedly wondering "Wait, who is this 'Alejandra' that woman is referring to? Has there been a character called 'Alejandra'? I'm puzzled."

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*** As for ** Mimi's mother in Voicemail 5, she 5 could refer to her as 'Mimi' simply so that the audience knows who is being addressed and doesn't have to spend several moments confusedly wondering "Wait, who is this 'Alejandra' that woman is referring to? Has there been a character called 'Alejandra'? I'm puzzled."
" If Mimi ''did'' change her name, then it's a slight artistic fudge in order to ensure a broader clarity. And if she didn't change her name... well, she's reckless and doesn't care about the future to begin with.




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** These ''are'' slightly pretentious boho arty types we're dealing with here.
9th Oct '17 11:42:09 PM DoctorNemesis
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*** As for Mimi's mother in Voicemail 5, she could refer to her as 'Mimi' simply so that the audience knows who is being addressed and doesn't have to spend several moments confusedly wondering "Wait, who is this 'Alejandra' that woman is referring to? Has there been a character called 'Alejandra'? I'm puzzled."
27th Jun '17 1:38:46 AM DoctorNemesis
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** He might also be chafing a bit at Mimi having the nerve to lecture him on how he should live his life and cope with his feelings, given that her own house isn't exactly in order in this regard. After all, well-meant and on-point it may be, a nineteen-year-old heroin-addicted stripper with issues around recklessness (and, not that he at that point knows, also has HIV/AIDS as well) is perhaps not the best person to be acting as a life-coach offering unsolicited and unwanted advice on what people are doing wrong with their lives and how they should go about fixing them. Especially when that life-advice is essentially "Hey, you know what's gonna fix all your problems? Getting absolutely fucked up on heroin with me!"

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** He might also be chafing a bit at Mimi having the nerve to lecture him on how he should live his life and cope with his feelings, given that her own house isn't exactly in order in this regard. After all, well-meant and on-point it may be, a nineteen-year-old heroin-addicted stripper with issues around recklessness (and, not that he at that point knows, also has HIV/AIDS as well) is perhaps not the best person to be acting as a life-coach offering unsolicited and unwanted advice on what people are doing wrong with their lives and how they should go about fixing them. Especially when that life-advice is essentially "Hey, you know what's gonna fix all your problems? Getting absolutely fucked up on heroin with me!"
me!" After all, Roger himself notes that if Mimi really had the answers that she claims she does, she probably wouldn't be on heroin in the first place ("if you're so wise then tell me, why do you need smack?").
27th Jun '17 1:33:21 AM DoctorNemesis
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** He might also be chafing a bit at Mimi having the nerve to lecture him on how he should live his life and cope with his feelings, given that her own house isn't exactly in order in this regard. After all, well-meant and on-point it may be, a nineteen-year-old heroin-addicted stripper with issues around recklessness (and, not that he at that point knows, also has HIV/AIDS as well) is perhaps not the best person to be acting as a life-coach offering unsolicited and unwanted advice on what people are doing wrong with their lives and how they should go about fixing them.

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** He might also be chafing a bit at Mimi having the nerve to lecture him on how he should live his life and cope with his feelings, given that her own house isn't exactly in order in this regard. After all, well-meant and on-point it may be, a nineteen-year-old heroin-addicted stripper with issues around recklessness (and, not that he at that point knows, also has HIV/AIDS as well) is perhaps not the best person to be acting as a life-coach offering unsolicited and unwanted advice on what people are doing wrong with their lives and how they should go about fixing them. \n Especially when that life-advice is essentially "Hey, you know what's gonna fix all your problems? Getting absolutely fucked up on heroin with me!"
26th Jun '17 12:25:41 AM DoctorNemesis
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** He might also be chafing a bit at Mimi having the nerve to lecture him on how he should live his life and cope with his feelings, given that her own house isn't exactly in order in this regard. After all, well-meant and on-point it may be, a nineteen-year-old heroin-addicted stripper with HIV/AIDS and issues around recklessness is perhaps not the best person to be acting as a life-coach offering unsolicited and unwanted advice on what people are doing wrong with their lives and how they should go about fixing them.

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** He might also be chafing a bit at Mimi having the nerve to lecture him on how he should live his life and cope with his feelings, given that her own house isn't exactly in order in this regard. After all, well-meant and on-point it may be, a nineteen-year-old heroin-addicted stripper with HIV/AIDS and issues around recklessness (and, not that he at that point knows, also has HIV/AIDS as well) is perhaps not the best person to be acting as a life-coach offering unsolicited and unwanted advice on what people are doing wrong with their lives and how they should go about fixing them.
26th Jun '17 12:22:16 AM DoctorNemesis
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** He might also be chafing a bit at Mimi having the nerve to lecture him on how he should live his life and cope with his feelings, given that her own house isn't exactly in order in this regard. After all, well-meant it may be, a nineteen-year-old heroin-addicted stripper with HIV/AIDS and issues around recklessness is perhaps not the best person to be acting as a life-coach offering unsolicited and unwanted advice on what people are doing wrong with their lives and how they should go about fixing them.

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** He might also be chafing a bit at Mimi having the nerve to lecture him on how he should live his life and cope with his feelings, given that her own house isn't exactly in order in this regard. After all, well-meant and on-point it may be, a nineteen-year-old heroin-addicted stripper with HIV/AIDS and issues around recklessness is perhaps not the best person to be acting as a life-coach offering unsolicited and unwanted advice on what people are doing wrong with their lives and how they should go about fixing them.
26th Jun '17 12:21:13 AM DoctorNemesis
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** He might also be chafing a bit at Mimi having the presumption to lecture him on how he should live his life and cope with his feelings. After all, well-meant it may be, a nineteen-year-old heroin-addicted stripper with HIV/AIDS and issues around recklessness is perhaps not the best person to be offering unsolicited and unwanted life-improvement advice on what people are doing wrong with their lives and how they should go about fixing them.

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** He might also be chafing a bit at Mimi having the presumption nerve to lecture him on how he should live his life and cope with his feelings. feelings, given that her own house isn't exactly in order in this regard. After all, well-meant it may be, a nineteen-year-old heroin-addicted stripper with HIV/AIDS and issues around recklessness is perhaps not the best person to be acting as a life-coach offering unsolicited and unwanted life-improvement advice on what people are doing wrong with their lives and how they should go about fixing them.
26th Jun '17 12:19:18 AM DoctorNemesis
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** He might also be chafing a bit at Mimi having the presumption to lecture him on how he should live his life and cope with his feelings. After all, a nineteen-year-old heroin-addicted stripper with HIV/AIDS is perhaps not the best person to be offering unsolicited and unwanted life-improvement advice on what people are doing wrong with their lives and how they should go about fixing them.

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** He might also be chafing a bit at Mimi having the presumption to lecture him on how he should live his life and cope with his feelings. After all, well-meant it may be, a nineteen-year-old heroin-addicted stripper with HIV/AIDS and issues around recklessness is perhaps not the best person to be offering unsolicited and unwanted life-improvement advice on what people are doing wrong with their lives and how they should go about fixing them.
26th Jun '17 12:17:53 AM DoctorNemesis
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** He might also be chafing a bit at Mimi having the presumption to lecture him on how he should live his life and cope with his feelings. After all, a nineteen-year-old heroin-addicted stripper with HIV/AIDS is perhaps not the best person to be offering unsolicited and unwanted life-improvement advice on what people are doing wrong with their lives and how they should go about fixing them.
26th Jun '17 12:00:56 AM DoctorNemesis
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** It's possible (perhaps even likely) he and his wife are infected, and that this is FridgeBrilliance. After all, it's fair to argue that people only really started to pay attention to and take serious action against HIV/AIDS when it began to spread into the 'normal' and 'respectable' (i.e. straight, middle-class etc.) community that Benny is used to represent, and it had to get there somehow. And, of course, [[Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice Everyone has AIDS]].

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** It's possible (perhaps even likely) he and his wife are infected, and that this is FridgeBrilliance. After all, it's fair to argue that people only really started to pay attention to and take serious action against HIV/AIDS when it began to spread into the 'normal' and 'respectable' (i.e. straight, middle-class middle-class, non-drug abusing etc.) community that Benny is used to represent, and it had to get there somehow. And, of course, [[Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice Everyone has AIDS]].
** And, of course, [[Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice Everyone has AIDS]].
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