So when I watched The Cinema Snob Movie, the love scene between Brad and Jillian happened, and I was immediately uncomfortable. I didn’t know why at first. Did it just go on too long? Maybe it was weird because I had just met Jillian at a Con? After thinking, I realized why it bothered me so much.
It was too real.
Everything about that scene felt like I was watching two real people in real love making out. From how it was shot to how Brad and Jillian played it, to the lack of music. They were married at the time, and these two clearly loved each other. The kissing alone showed it, but once they get hot and heavy, their love really comes forward. There’s no acting in that scene.
This is meant to be praise for everyone involved in that scene. I never thought I’d feel a real emotion in a movie about the Cinema Snob, but to Brad, Jillian, and the director’s credit, I still feel something months after watching it.
Update: Jillian is apparently starting to recover! I’m happy to hear things are looking up for her, and hope she can get into a living situation that will be much better for her as well. Regardless of whether she comes back to Midnight Screenings or not, I am so glad she’s okay.
(If Jillian or Brad would prefer I not post about this, I’ll take this down. I just felt it very important to share.)
On the newest Cinema Snob episode, Brad mentioned why Jillian hasn’t been on the site lately. She’s been going through a really difficult time and has some very severe medical issues going on for her. Team Snob has been trying to do all they can to help her, but it’s not very easy.
At the home page on the site, you can see a donate button:
Right now, donations will be a major help to her, so if you can spare even a little bit, it’s a good idea to do so. And feel free to reblog this, as it will help a lot.
I really am scared to hear about this, and I really hope Jillian can get through it all and find an easier living situation. But for now, all we can do is spare what we can and keep her in our thoughts, so that’s what I’ll do. And I’ll add to this post when Brad updates what’s going on.