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Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
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Sep 11, 07

bookshelves: glbtfriendly, madeintomovies, short-stories
Read in April, 2007

Very different from my fave movie. The male lead isn't a prostitute and all signs point to him not being hetero either. Funny how 1960's America edited the catty upstairs neighbor. It made me think about how Hollywood would have dodged it nowadays. If they did, it would probably be another Jack McFarlane instead of the moody writer of the short story. A relief for my boyfriend, the cat's fate isn't nearly as bad in the book as in the movie. But they also don't get together in the end. Holly Golightly very much holds up to today's culture. I think even on a grander scale her escapist glamour can be found in most sidewalks in American cities. The trixies in this city especially could read Breakfast and look into a mirror. Check out Chbosky's Perks of Being a Wallflower for a more modern take on these same themes.
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