I was very confused as a teenager: “I don’t know who the fuck I am, I don’t know what life’s about, I don’t know why I feel scared all the time and I feel stupid all the time and self conscious all the time…” So I tried painting and drawing. I was shit at it. I tried music. I was shit at it. I tried acting. I was shit at it. But! I enjoyed it. I had a really encouraging teacher who told me I should give it a shot. I’m a lucky one, who got someone who woke me up a bit and said, “You can do this”.
why isn’t it a movie? When Oliver (Andrew Garfield) moves from Lincolnshire to London for his Master’s Degree, he thinks he has it all figured out. He always had a quiet and studious life, lots of books and even more cups of coffee, and doesn’t see how this year will be any different. But that’s without counting on Mahesh (Dev Patel), president of the university’s LGBT+ association and life of the party, who meets Oliver on induction day and is hellbent on showing him everything this life has to offer. And then some.
Back in the day, being a nerd meant you were an outcast. You weren’t going to get the girl. You got a wedgie and got called names. Now the nerd is a billionaire who can have sex with anyone he wants. Nerds are running the world. They finally won. It’s a cool thing. But what I think makes Spider-Man a better superhero is his compassion and his sensitivity. Being an underdog himself he wants to protect the underdog. He’s protecting a part of himself - the five-year-old boy inside that got bullied in the playground.