“I know I’m an adult now because when I watched this I sided with Taye Diggs, the pragmatic landlord who, y’know, want his tenants to pay the fucking rent. They’re all like, ‘But we’re aaaarrtists!’ Get a job! And the funny thing is, everything they think is so bohemian about their lifestyle is pretty mainstream now with yoga, photography, and coffee. The only cool thing left is… AIDS?”
First off, that review is perfect.
Second, it was great that they kept some of the original Broadway cast, but them being ten years older just makes the whole thing ten years sadder. I really liked the play in high school, but the older I get, the more I’m like, “dude, you can be an artist and still work at a Starbuck’s or something.”
Also, the fact that Maureen was only kind of a lesbian always bothered me. You got the gay couple and the straight couple, who are both dealing with AIDS and other serious issues, and then the wacky lesbian couple who are only dealing with the fact that one of them kind of likes dick.