Monday, April 13, 2015

K is for KINKY BOOTS

 

I love KINKY BOOTS for so many reasons. For one because it is based on a true story that inspires and shows how much growth even the most conservative of places can experience.  Through economic necessity people are willing to be open minded.

Kinky Boots is a 2005 British-American comedy-drama film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, and directed by Julian Jarrold. Based on a true story, the movie tells of a struggling British shoe factory's young, strait-laced owner, Charlie, who forms an unlikely partnership with Lola, a drag queen, to save the business. Charlie develops a plan to produce custom footwear for drag queens, rather than the men's dress shoes that his firm is known for, and in the process, he and Lola discover that they are not so different after all.

I also love it because we discovered it per chance one evening in 2005. Our son was about 6 years old, and we were very strict with bedtimes, so our dates were in-house.

Tom and I made nice dinners, split a bottle of wine and picked a good film. We are anglophiles and  we chose Kinky Boots just because it was British otherwise it was a film we knew nothing about, so it is also the memory of a fun surprise.

It is such a good film and the storyline is matched by lovely cinematography.