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RIta Hayworth, circa 1947

RIta Hayworth, circa 1947

I told Kenny I’d watched Margaret and felt very affected by it and had lots of deep questions. Then, to belittle his life’s work, I texted these q’s instead: ‘Are those Matt Damon’s real glasses? Is Anna Paquin tall or short? Was Matthew Broderick really drinking that orange juice or is he just a really good actor?’ I was just being a pain in the ass since I knew he was so passionate about Margaret, but he thought I was serious and generously wrote back (I don’t think he’d mind if I shared): ‘Those are not Matt Damon’s real glasses—that was my idea. Anna Paquin is short. Matthew was really drinking the orange juice. It was his idea, because he remembered our English teacher was diabetic, which I’d forgotten. Which is why he’s a really good actor. I have lots more trivia if you’re interested. I.e., the rock where Matthew catches the girls smoking pot is the exact same rock where our English teacher actually caught me and Matthew smoking a joint in 11th or 12th grade in 1979 or 1980, and told us we can’t be smoking a J on the way to a school ball game.’

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