“You can’t put a loaded gun on the stage if no one means to shoot it. Can’t promise anything.”/A. P. Chekhov.
A teenage girl who requires everyone to call herself”Lady bird” among other things is in her senior year. The school is Catholic with priests and nuns. They have problems, children are naughty, the RCC is in crisis, they are too kind, and one son killed himself with heroin. Her father is depressed, old and out of work. Mother works as a nurse for seven is afraid of poverty and generally hopeless because she grew up in an alcoholic family. The girlfriend of the heroine suffers from excess weight and therefore she has no boyfriend. Lady bird’s friend is gay and afraid to come out.
She didn’t mean much to the other guy. Stepbrother graduated from College but could only get a job in a cafe. Still have “like” the sister, who sheltered and hid from the harsh natural parents. In America, the terrorist attacks of 2001 died down, and this is also not a holiday. Continue reading