We continue with our series of Nerdist.com 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:
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