joliz. nuyorican. geek. activist. fangirl. hooligan. whovian.
I just watched FIVE on Lifetime and had a very real moment. I watched it first on my own and - as my nephew would say - felt some type of way about Rosario Dawson’s character. That’s his way of saying he felt some sort of reaction that’s inexplicable as of yet. My mom had dvr’ed it as well so I watched the segment with Rosario with her and immediately in their lunch scene my mother voiced what I was having trouble pinpointing. “She’s doing you.” she said. “That’s how you are, like that, when you say stuff like that and the not wanting to be at family stuff. That’s you”
While my mother and I are close our relationship is a bit strained due to how I grew up, which I will not get into here, but there were many similarities between the relationship Rosario Dawson’s character had with her mother and my own with mine, including the feeling like at many times I felt like I was raising myself. It was a powerful short to watch, especially with my mom - not only because she herself is a breast cancer survivor, but it said things neither of us necessarily say to one another but know is there.
Anyway, Five is worth a watch, some of the shorts are better than others. Lili was really well done and I give props to Alicia Keys for her directorial debut.