cassette_kidz’s review published on Letterboxd:
tw// following, catcalling, general fear
(bet you didn’t expect to see that on a fucking review of a children’s movie wtf are my reviews!!!) i really don’t know where else i could put this, so i’m putting it here, because this wonderful movie helped me calm down. yesterday, while walking home from school, an old man in a red car pulled out of a driveway right behind me, and said “you’re cute, you know that?”. I was almost able to ignore it, tell myself he was just being nice, but the way he said it felt wrong. and i turned around one last time, something i wish i hadn’t done, and saw his smile. his big smile that told me that he did know that that wasn’t ok to say. He was trying to hurt me, and i’m fucking terrified. I just kept walking, crossed the street to go to my house, and just as i reached my house,below me, i saw that same red car, driving slowly on the stri would have been on if i hadn’t walked up to my neighborhood. I don’t know what else the man wanted, but it was enough to make me feel deeply unsafe. It’s not like i haven’t been cat called before, but something about this one felt different. maybe i’m overreacting. i hope i’m overreacting because then i’d be safe. After I went into my house, the rest is a blur. I couldn’t calm down, so I decided to put on a movie, and even though i don’t remember it that clearly, having some background sound helped.