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??? New Essay on Prince

Prince, ‘Purple Rain,’ Grief, And Growing Up Weird

The Righteous One: I tried to review Purple Rain but since it’s a terrible movie I reviewed my own life instead, which would not be the same if Prince hadn’t held my hand through it.

Purple Rain Marquee at Castro Theatre
The Castro is the Prince of movie theaters.

I’ve wanted to write for Bitter Empire for a while, and I’m really excited to have this piece up about how big a deal Prince was for me growing up.

I skipped school the morning Prince died. Between crying and tweeting, I couldn’t seem to get myself out the door. “School is canceled,” my friends reassured me. “All flags fly at half mast.”

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