Friday, April 22, 2016

How transgressive of him …

 How Whit Stillman Humanized Privilege – Flavorwire. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
Clearly, Stillman’s comedies of manners make culture writers uncomfortable. In poking fun at characters on both the right and left, they register with no clear party or position — which might strike some of us, at a time when there’s support for masonry on the Mexican border, as unthinkable. But what Stillman ultimately sides with is stylish wit. His apolitical movies dare to prize a well-turned one-liner over social justice; they challenge us to embrace aestheticism and check our politics. 


  1. I would like to propose a term for a certain sort of art, or view of the ends of art: eedjitprop.