once I was ranting to a teacher I was quite close with (I was his student assistant person) about bill maher being an islamophobic piece of shit and this teacher had the nerve to defend him saying “what can you do he’s a comedian, it’s his job”
crusty old white people gotta defend their fellow crusty old white people smh
So Marjorie and Robert are falling in love during the process of filming, and it’s obviously more than acting. He’s so tall, handsome as hell, he’s so bad but he does it so well - mysterious, handsome, irresistible. Even though she can see the end as it begins, they can’t stop falling for each other. She is telling him no one has to know what we do; she is prepared to keep their relationship a secret if this it what it takes to be with him. But his voice is a familiar sound: “Nothing lasts forever”. He keeps telling her their affair is going to end at some point. But this is getting good now, she yells at him when she pushes him away because she is so in love and can’t understand why he keeps telling her they have no future. He’s so bad but he does it so well - she is mad at him but at the same time she can’t stop hoping they will stay together because she still loves him. And when we’ve had our very last kiss, my last request, it is: Say you’ll remember me, standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset, babe. It’s the kind of hopeless last wish when the dream begins to fall apart, the last thing she asks him to do for her. ‘Never forget the magical time we had together’. Red lips and rosy cheeks, say you’ll see me again, even if it’s just in your wildest dreams. / Someday when you leave me, I bet these memories follow you around. So she accepted that this is eventually going to end, but she knows both of them will always look back at the memories they made together. To her, it’s impossible to simply erase something this beautiful from their memories. So if they can’t be together in real life, she asks him to at least dream of her. Even if it’s just pretend, it is still better than forgetting each other. So they break up and part ways, but the thought of him never leaves her. She asked him to remember her, so she is still hoping to be with him when they meet again. But then she sees him with the other girl at the premiere and realizes he is actually married now. She’s so hurt and confused, there are probably hundreds of thoughts in her head while she has to keep a straight face, and you can see how he becomes aware of the mess he made when he sees her. He was surprised to be hurt by his own actions because he didn’t think he would develop feelings for her. Too late he starts to regret and desperately wants to talk to her and make it right. When everyone is watching the film, he catches her eye, but she turns away from him because she knows now, it was just pretend, just pretend…His reality was not the same as hers, the person she thought she knew was actually very different. This is why she needs to turn her back on him, she simply can’t stay where he is. So even though she loves him and it hurts, she decides to leave; and if he ever wants to see her again, it will just be in his wildest dreams.