Cool Hand Luke very recently changed my outlook on a lot of things. I bucked it the first time we watched it because there is a ton of religious imagery and comparisons of Luke to Christ, with his campmates being sort of like the apostles.
The second time we watched, I really paid attention to what was going on and how they revered Luke for never giving up. There's a line where Luke goes into a church on his final escape attempt that really struck me in the heart.
"You made me this way, so tell me Old Man, where do I fit in? How's it all gonna end?"
I've always been a free-spirit and never really let labels stick to me. But, I never really fit in anywhere. I never felt accepted for who I am. Because of this, I let my voice fall to a whisper instead of a very enthusiastic yell. I've come up with a thousand different ways to make a million dollars and implemented absolutely none of them because I was afraid of how my family would react to my interest in all things related to sex. Since watching CHL, I have submitted one piece to Eden Lit and started photographing some of my review items for my adult blog. I plan to get actual fun to read stuff in there very soon. And I've started using my real name on my Eden profile. It's a small step, but definitely in the right direction.