Better Late Than Never: CABARET

By Lauren Herstik


We continue with our series of writers volunteering to confess the classic movies they’ve never seen, and what they think after finally seeing those flicks. Today, Lauren Herstik ‘fesses up:

The Film:
Cabaret (dir. Bob Fosse, 1972)

Age at Which Author Finally Saw It:

How Could You Have Missed It?:

Good God, I have no idea. I grew up the daughter of a community theater musical director, my nights spent in musty middle school auditoriums watching local divas duke it out for ugly stepsister-type parts in The Wizard of Oz and Into the Woods. I cite Mandy Patinkin, musical master, as the platonic ideal of a human man, and if I were so inclined towards tattoos, they’d all be Sondheim lyrics. But my film-viewing habits always leaned toward cult comedies like Wet Hot American Summer and non-stop repeat viewings of the Mean Girls/10 Things I Hate About You/Clueless trifecta, so I sort of missed the whole Bob Fosse boat.


There was my life B.C.: Before Cabaret. And there is my life now. Liza Minnelli has always and will always hold a place in the Pantheon of Perfection I’m personally curating, should I ever find the time to start a religion. But her …read more

Source: Nerdist



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