How amazing does Australia's newest animation look! A Cautionary Tail. With my favourite, favourite Cate Blanchett and the stunningly red-headed David Wenham. It's the classic exploration of whether you should change to fit in or keep what makes you unique. I haven't seen it, but I am hoping the end is all about the latter. And not only is it a good story, but it is a good story about a good story. The film was largely what their PR are cutely calling 'crowdfunded'. They raised money from the average viewer-in-advance in order to make the film. People-paying-power. They also had a pop-up Art show with videos, artwork and some of the incredibly beautiful little sets used in the making of the movie. Fund-raising websites and pop-up shops—an alternative methodology to monopolised big-business creation of Cinematic Art. Like.
But the reason I started talking about tails is much cruder. I have a painful coccyx and an aversion to doctors. Hence I need to get my medical advice by word of mouth. A friend (no names for soon to be revealed reasons) told me that one way of treating this is 'manipulation'. But, put it this way ... umm ... maybe an illustration would be better. No. I don't mean I'll draw a picture. Make a pinch with your thumb and forefinger. Now open it slightly and image the tail bone is between your digits. Now think about how you would get one finger on either side of your tail bone with it essentially between between the skin on your back and your, well, bowel. Yep, you got it. I'm putting up with the pain for the minute. Mmm, a cautionary tale about medical advice.
Who wore it better?