Fun Home: Ring of Keys

August 22, 2015

17 Responses to “Fun Home: Ring of Keys”

  1. Ashland Avenue Says:

    Wow, I remember that feeling as a kid….*melancholy sigh*…

  2. Ashland Avenue Says:

    For those who haven’t read Alison Bechdel’s incredible graphic novel Fun Home (on which the Broadway musical is based), this song references a occurrence in Bechdel’s childhood. She was sitting in a diner with her father when a female truck driver, a dyke, walked in the door. Her manner, her look, the clothes she was wearing, all made an indelible impression upon the young Alison. Unfortunately, her father, a closeted gay man, noticed Alison’s interest and made a snide comment. Doesn’t seem to have stopped Alison, however. 😉

  3. kesher Says:

    I read an interview with Bechdel recently where she said, if trans were more prevalent when she was growing up, she might have transitioned herself, but she’s glad she didn’t, she’s happy being a “weird” woman.

  4. MaryMacha Says:

    No close captioning. Can’t make out the words.

  5. It is ironic that Bechdel’s father committed suicide, he was hit by a truck – and in the past year there was that young man who stepped in front of a truck after leaving a histrionic suicide note. This video is about bringing Fun Home to stage. Comparing and contrasting with the Dr. Drew video.

  6. RadicalGrandma Says:

    Beautiful. So glad Alison is having so much success in her life. You’re not “weird” at all, Alison, from my POV.

  7. Elle Says:

    I have had this song in my head all day. Love, love, love. Thank you for posting!

  8. Puzzled Says:

    This is such lovely songwriting and so beautifully performed. I’ve heard it on radio before, I think on NPR, but it was sweet to see the performer in the video. I’m a straight woman but still resonate with that feeling of recognition of sisterhood, which I’ve felt in different contexts. Thanks for bringing it.

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