Song of the Day #3,997: ‘Petals’ – Chromatics

My final movie of the week is the most bonkers of the bunch. NetFlix’s The Perfection is best seen with no prior knowledge of the plot (although perhaps it’s best not seen at all, depending on your tastes).

Starring Allison Williams (Girls, Get Out) and Logan Browning (the Dear White People series) as cello prodigies and lovers, the film is packed with twists, turns and shocks. Director Richard Shepard plays with time and perspective in some neat ways. I’ll just leave it there.

The film reminds me of another NetFlix release, Cam, not because the two share much in common plot-wise but because they are both edgy, provocative, female-led genre experiments that (like the rom coms I mentioned yesterday) would likely have had little or no chance in theaters.

Instead, they were streamed by millions and became fodder for internet chatter and memes. I know there are many sides to the “streaming revolution” debate, but I have no doubt that a wider variety of movies created by a wider variety of people are being seen now than ever before.

She’s the angel on top
Of the tree
Sugar, honey, here she comes
She’s going to fall on me
She’s the grace of this world
She’s too pure
For the likes of this world
This world is a whore

Tear the petals off of you
And make you tell the truth
Tear the petals off of you

Oh, it’s all mine
Yeah, hey, it’s all mine
Yeah, hey, it’s all mine
I never knew what I could be
Oh the darling buds of May
They fall with no sound
They carry you down
They carry you down

Tear the petals off of you
And make you tell the truth

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,997: ‘Petals’ – Chromatics

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    This sounds like a movie I should probably skip

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