If you have never seen the film North Sea Texas, I strongly suggest you put it on your Netflix queue. It’s the story of two boys, Pim and Gino, who are neighbors in a Dutch seaside town, and how their friendship eventually morphs into something far more intense as they grow older and explore the nature of their sexuality. The film was made in The Netherlands, but the dialogue is, I believe, either dubbed in English or is subtitled in English. You can read about the film here:
I suspect nearly every gay man had a friend he desired when he was in his mid-teens, and North Sea Texas will take you back to that that time in your life. The film is well-acted and photographed, but it’s a “quiet” movie. No one gets shot or raped, and there’s only one violent scene, where Pim finally vents his anger at Gino for Gino’s unwillingness to accept his own sexuality.
I was up early this morning, and I spent two hours writing fresh material for my novel-in-progress. Once I finished writing, I solved the N.Y. Times Tuesday crossword puzzle, and then I decided to put up this post.
Because my hand is still pretty sore from the medical procedure I endured last week, I can’t really do a lot in the manual labor or housework department. But I will take a three-mile walk on the beach in just a little while, and then I have an appointment with a decorator at 1:30 PM.
I don’t really have any plans for my evening, but that’s okay. I need to take things easy and let my hand fully heal. Have a nice Tuesday, everyone, wherever you might be today.