So... the Sci-Fi London Film Festival is showing Love Story 2050 and I have to ask why.
The idea behind the Sci-Fi festival is to shine some light on genre films - specifically the sci-fi genre, which tends to get overlooked or ghettoized as not being "serious" or meaningful. You may not know that I have a double online life working with the boys over at GeeksOn podcast, so I know that "unrealistic" stuff whether space ships or song picturizations is not taken seriously in American pop culture.
The only thing I can come up with is that Love Story 2050 is being screened so that everyone can laugh at it and that makes me uncomfortable.
I don't know if you remember my post on why I watch Bollywood but part of what I try to be careful is mocking things because they are different from what I am used to. And something about an audience full of white people laughing at Love Story 2050 having never seen any Bollywood before just really pushes my "yuck" button.
While I would love for Bollywood to be appreciated far and wide, this kind of ghettoizing of Bollywood as campy trash at a festival that is supposed to be about rescuing the genre of sci-fi from that very same description is pretty ironic.
But, you know, maybe I'm wrong.
Maybe the festival organizers had no idea what kind of film they would be showing - maybe they never actually saw the film and are under the impression that it is good.
In that case, I pity the audience who walks into Love Story 2050 expecting a sci-fi epic and getting a pile of... well, you know.
"What? The party's over?"
Note from Filmi Girl:
I love Bollywood - and all the ridiculous things that happen in Bollywood - but it doesn't mean that I can't occasionally make fun of various celebrities and films.
If you don't like my sense of humor, please just move on by - Trolls are not appreciated and nasty comments will be deleted.
xoxo Filmi Girl