Oh my god! #Luca. What a fantastic film! 

I mean wow, it had (almost) everything!

A classic story of a youngster defying parents and old traditions to find his true colors, but this time it was so obvious that the colors where queer (whatever Pixar says), and it was beautiful! And heart breaking when fear made him use the colors against his friend. But then, when love won over fear of the different, and the old ladies dared show their colors too – for the first time! 😍

But there was more...

Oh my god! #Luca. What a fantastic film! 

The transformation, having to hide from the "normal people" who fear you and hate you, the way the two boys helped each other become confident, the fear of loosing your friend to a new person in their life. It was all so great!

But on top of that there also was a disabled person who was just disabled without that being a plot point, how often do you see that? A girl semi-main character, whose enthusiasm for science and space infected the main character,

Oh my god! #Luca. What a fantastic film! 

(unfortunately a female semi-main character is something to be happy about, there are too many movies where only men are active and important), and then there was the biking! So much biking! Both for (business related) transportation and for sport. Amazing! Bikes almost doesn't exist at all in culture, and the influence culture has on people makes this terrible. I actually try to make a list of films etc that use bikes, because there's so little of it.

Oh my god! #Luca. What a fantastic film! 

On top of all this of course it was a compelling story which where both funny and visually beautiful.

Unfortunately I'm almost positive it did not pass the Bechdel test. And the two main characters could've been female... Though, male queer people might have asomewhat harder time being accepted and so it might be better they where boys?

Anyway it was really, really great, and I just needed to talk about it!

If you've seen it please give me your thoughts


Oh my god! #Luca. What a fantastic film! 

It seems like hashtags above the spoiler line doesn't work as hashtags? So let me just add it here too:

Oh my god! #Luca. What a fantastic film! 

I have to add that I totally agree that children can and should be allowed to just be friends! Grown ups always demanding that there's some sort of romantic love involved every time is bad, kinda gross. But there's so much more than the relationship between the two boys, which I tried to describe in my thread. Here might be a better text about it: slate.com/culture/2021/06/luca

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