Tuesday is most often my movie night and I watched Hustle and Flow, starring Terrence Howard. No he’s a pretty smooth character and as a pimp controls the lives of a few women in the film. His real passion which he surpressed for years was to get his rap heard by someone. Well he struggles to get things together but they do. And one telling scene for me was just before he goes out to meet the big rapper from his home town who’s visiting one of his girls, who’s pregnant with someone else’s baby gives him a gold necklace. She says all rappers she’s ever seen on tv have them so its apt that he should have his own. I almost cried because she showed real compassion for him and it took him a few minutes before he realised she loved him deeply and she had been supporting him all along emotionally. He kissed her so passionately and they were destined to be together. Now he ends up in prison for a bit and one of the things that keeps him going is the memory of that kiss, which as Fransesco Alberoni calls it the nascent state, or the ignition state of “Falling in Love”.
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