It's not that it's uncool, but that it's stupid. And it wasn't that he liked but that he liked it SO much. And the way he laughed like a... I dunno, like Paulie Walnuts.Did this encounter make you wonder if there were any French things you like (music, films, whatever) that you really like, that some French version of you - let's call him Riche Ouàlche - might consider hopelessly uncool and unsophisticated?
Or is such a thing intrinsically inconceivable?
I actually thought it looked pretty intriguing from the trailer. Maybe potentially a little wacky or smug in its humour, but it looked like a world i could live in - as a fly on the wall, not as actual character, heaven forbid - for a little while.You gotta piece together the vibes instead of looking for plot. Here's what the trailer shows us: wealthy white families, hypochondria (psychosomatic issues), status maneuvering, power relations between the black masseuse/spa therapist and her wealthy client, inappropriate boundary violations (the Dad telling his kids about the swollen testicles; the lady asking her masseuse to dinner). Wealthy white people being assholes. Politics of the service industry. Possessiveness, ownership, the way the wealthy and powerful are literally selected for possessiveness and ownership and grabbing things, taking things, using their power to keep control of other people.
We don't need plot though do we? I'm perfectly happy with characters and situation if it's done well, just plonk the characters in the situation and see how they bounce off each other. I actually love that sort of thing if the world is seductive enough. And I don't mean seductive enough to live in, but seductive in creating enjoyable scenarios.Once the structural conditions are in place, the plot becomes obvious:
theres someone ive noticed on twitter who just says this repeatedly. he calls it 'the philosophy of vibes'Yeah I think vibes are underrated in terms of explanatory power behind why people like things