there was so much that was real that was not real at all

I always had hopes of being a big star. But as you get older, you aim a little lower. Everybody wants to make an impression, some mark upon the world. Then you think, you've made a mark on the world if you just get through it, and a few people remember your name. Then you've left a mark. You don't have to bend the whole world. I think it's better to just enjoy it. Pay your dues, and just enjoy it. If you shoot an arrow and it goes real high, hooray for you.

REALNESS : the state of being actual or real
リサーチの一環でこの映画を見たJennie Livingstonのドキュメンタリー映画、Paris is Burning。ニューヨークのアフリカンアメリカン、ラテン系、ゲイ、トランスジェンダーのコミュニティーによって築かれたボールカルチャーを描いた作品。大学でポストフェミニズムとクイア理論の講義をとっているんだけど、これがまた奥深すぎる。