okay it’s been 24 hours and if i’m going to be honest, i don’t have that many thoughts about the ipytm poster besides the fact that it looks great (i need more!!!). but really in my heart of hearts i just really want them to take the thread of the first season where they were just absolutely obsessed with each other; literal magnets being pulled by an invisible force over and over again, even when they didn’t know what was going on or were trying not to be; and i want that to be explored in the context of being in relationship. how incredibly messy and joyful and all consuming that is when you’re young and it’s all new.
for first loves, i think especially when you’re gay not only are you experiencing this hugely affirming love, you are also shifting your world view to understand the ways in which your identity fits or no longer fits into things you always took for granted. not to always be quoting tove jansson but i think about the letter she wrote to eva konikoff after falling in love with a woman for the first time in 1946:
“something has happened to me that i realise i have to tell you about. i’m so happy, so elated and relieved...what has happened now is that i’ve fallen madly in love with a woman. and it seems to me so absolutely natural and genuine – there’s nothing problematic about it at all. i just feel proud and uncontrollably glad. these last weeks have been like one long dance of rich adventure, tenderness, intensity – an expedition into new domains of great simplicity and beauty.”
obviously it will be super angsty because it’s a drama and the ground has been set for a lot of conflict already, but also can’t wait to see how they translate that wave of exuberant freedom that jansson talks about. i have, maybe too much, faith in them to do that experience justice considering the material they gave us with itsay. getting to see the ways they explore that love/obsession as they navigate the world together is what i am looking forward to most. @ nadao drop the trailer so i can sleep at nightttttttttttttt