false romantic lead: this is the love interest’s love interest; the person brought in, either for an episode or an arc, to date the one that the main character is in love with. the smitten character will be jealous, take an instant dislike to [them], and do whatever they can to sabotage the budding relationship. in many cases they exist solely to create tension and keep the lovers apart.
Director - Richard Kelly, Cinematography - Steven B. Poster
“Dear Roberta Sparrow, I have reached the end of your book and there are so many things that I need to ask you. Sometimes I’m afraid of what you might tell me. Sometimes I’m afraid that you’ll tell me that this is not a work of fiction. I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to.” Donnie Darko
Stars Carol Channing, Mary Tyler Moore, Beatrice Lillie and James Fox joined a glittering first-night audience including Ethel Merman, Myrna Loy, Ed Sullivan, Lee Remick, Richard Chamberlain, David Merrick and others. Julie was unable to attend due to filming commitments for Star! but she was on hand for the film’s even more lavish West Coast Premiere two weeks later on April 13 at the Warner Theatre, Hollywood.
So beat the drums cause our Millie is a thoroughly Golden Girl now!
Crowther, Bosley. “Screen: ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’:Pleasant Spoof of 20’s.” The New York Times. 23 March 1967: 42.
“‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ Benefits Museum at Opening.” The New York Times. 22 March 1967: 19.