Victoria and Abdul…

I had pre-playoff jitters.

I took myself to an early showing of Victoria and Abdul starring Judi Dench.

The relationship was unique and quite unexpected. .

If you are a fan of The Crown series then this movie is right up your alley.

Victoria and Abdul is based on the true story of the unlikely friendship between the widowed and elderly Queen Victoria and Abdul, who unexpectedly traveled from India to Britain in 1881 to take part in the queen’s Golden Jubilee.

Abdul eventually becomes Victoria’s teacher and spiritual advisor.

The film, directed by Stephen Frears (“The Queen”), uses this unconventional pairing to examine race, power and the British Empire.

It is sad to see how little has changed over the last century regarding class and race.

I think I am at emotional capacity with people’s prejudice, hatred and self-serving ways.

After being comforted by the Paris Theatre’s accommodating AC, I ran home in 80 degree weather (it’s October 5th) and 100% humidity.

Enervated, I assumed my place on the couch, the scene of this season’s NY Giants carnage and did not enjoy the disappointingly tedious next three hours.

Should I burn the couch which is rapidly becoming a weapon of mass emotional distruction?!

the Yankees were beaten badly.

Two degradating endings in one evening is exhausting.


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