Well I ceased to be the last person left who hasn’t seen Black Swan this evening, and thanks to this movie, I’ll probably have nightmares for the next two weeks. Diplo-husband ended up coming home a bit earlier than anticipated from work and crashed our ladies night, and I think he might be having even bigger nightmares than I. We were both able to go since this was our “evening out” night. Turns out that if you buy in bulk, babysitting, like candy, is significantly cheaper.
As of this week, we have a monthly arrangment where our nanny comes a few mornings a week and one evening, under the guise of easing into the nanny transition. And I’m not going to lie, I think the one that needs easing into the transition is me – not DB. The first morning our nanny came, I came back from my run and then spent the morning crying in my room. It turns out that no matter how much you value and need time for yourself – which I know in my brain to be true – it’s not so easy to not beat yourself up over leaving your child in order to do so.
But that’s beside the point. Since we had nanny lined up, we ended up with a joint date night and ladies night (a little multi-tasking, it is only one evening after all), so off we were to the movies for Black Swan which I had been wanting to see. I had always regretted that in my bazillions of after school activities, lessons and tutors, that ballet didn’t make the cut since I thought it would have made me a much more graceful individual, but this was the first time I realized perhaps I did okay without it.
Despite the certifiably crazy behavior by just about every main character in this movie, the dancing and costumes (regardless of the Rodarte controversy) draw you in and shine just as much as Natalie Portman’s acting and physical transformation. In addition, the movie released a series of posters that went back to the graphic arts roots of the 60’s, and echo Polish poster prints that had to be made for movies since the official Western poster versions weren’t allowed, spawning its own art form. It’s a shame they were only released in the UK – definitely collectors items to pick up, although the US versions weren’t too shabby either.