Katie and Brianna: Heterosexual Life mates

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Menime is Eminem Backwards

Dear Katie,
8 Mile, Eminem's biopic, is a fucking amazing movie. UPN played it to try and steal the Oscar's thunder Sunday night, and I wasn't even tempted to see who won best film because I was in the middle of watching the best film winner of all time.
Watching B. Rabbit, a thinly veiled Eminem, rap his way from being trailer park trash to trailer park trash who battles at underground clubs, was like following Odysseus on his quest to return home. I cried with B. Rabbit when his girl, played by an obviously anorexic Brittany Murphy, cheated on him with Poppa Doc, I laughed with him when he schooled Ice Cube in the factory commisary, and I feared for him when the Free World crew jumped him in front of his trailer.
The climax of 8 Mile is the final rap battle where B. Rabbit burns through the whole Free World crew with his tight rhymes, and only has to beat Poppa Doc to get the title. Not since Tiresias poked his eyes out in Sophocles's Oedipus, have I seen such a cathartic moment. B. Rabbit lays it all out on the line. Yes he is white, he is a f*ing bum, he does live in a trailer with his mom, and his boy Future is an uncle tom. He does have a dumb friend named Cheddar Bob who shoots himself in the leg with his own gun. He did get jumped by all six of those chumps, and Wink did F*** his girl, but he is still standing there screaming, "F*** the free world!" We can all take a page from Emin...I mean B. Rabbit's book. It doesn't matter what other people think. Be yourself. Don't make apologies. And all of your dreams will come true.


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