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Bad Week? Rough Life? Watch "Victor/Victoria" Already, Will You?

"I don't care if you're a man." "I'm not a man." "I still don't care."

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1. Why haven't you seen this one yet? This 1982 classic was way ahead of its time and stars this little nobody named Julie Andrews.

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It's not David Bowie, though I don't blame you for thinking so.

2. The genre? A sex farce. The story? It’s the tale as old as time. A struggling soprano can’t find a job in fin de siècle Paris.

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What's a girl like Julie Andrews to do?

3. With the help of her friend Toddy, a gay (read OUT) cabaret performer, she comes out of a closet. Literally. And discovers her alter ego, Victor, a man who performs as a female impersonator.

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Hence Victor/Victoria.

4. So Victoria, a woman, plays Victor, a man, pretending to be a woman. Got it?

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5. She finds work at a nightclub and tickets to her show are hot hot hot because, come on, it’s Julie Andrews.

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The music is by Henry Mancini and it's divine.

6. Enter James Garner. He’s King, a nightclub owner/mobster who falls in love with Victor while watching her show. He is hella confused about his attraction.

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Remember he thinks Victor is a man who is pretending to be a woman, instead of a woman pretending to be, whatever, you get it, right? And yes, that is Old Noah from The Notebook.

7. Add some mob drama and perfectly-cast supporting actors and thus ensues the most delightful musical comedy you will ever watch. It's both hilarious and poignant, a powerful meditation on love, attraction and empathy. And it's executed.

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Also, James Garner should have won an Oscar for those facial expressions.

8. And, perhaps most importantly, it is one of the only films that is undeniably, unquestionably, indisputably positive about homosexuality!

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Love is love is love is love.

9. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself 2017! Watch this movie!

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I guarantee it. You will feel the love tonight <3

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