In this Movie-Go-Round Netflix Roulette, we checked out the world’s introduction to actor Jaime Bell: Billy Elliot. This movie, about a rebellious tween boy drawn to classical dance in a blue-collar mining town, joins last week’s film in an exploration of what it means to be a “masculine” man. Nicole, Brett, and David dug into the political backstory, the unsung lives of the women in this town, the punk and glam-rock needle drops, and the struggle to escape or accept life in a working class community.
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Have thoughts on Billy Elliot? Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org. Next week’s theme is Future Classics and the film is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse. Be sure to check out the film so you can follow along!