empty film

can we just all appreciate river phoenix for the amazing person he was? like yes he was ridiculously attractive but let’s not forget that he was a supporter of gay rights, a feminist, passionate about animal rights and he truly believed that everyone in the world was, and could do, good. he was a beautiful spirit and soul and i’m so sad he couldn’t be here today

‘’One night, when they were fifteen, they were both in New York City, and they went out for a  dinner. Plimpton ordered soft-shell crabs. A horrified River abruptly left the restaurant. When Plimpton followed him, she found him walking down Park Avenue, crying.

‘’I love you so much – why?’’ he wept. He was devastated that she was eating animals, but even more, he was deeply wounded that he hadn’t been able to convince her that veganism was the better, more moral path.

‘’I love him for that’’, Plimpton said. ‘’For his dramatic desire that we share every belief, that I be with him all the way.’’

[Excerpt from Last Night At The Viper Room by Gavin Edwards].