Resume – Dorothy Parker: Girl, Interrupted

by N. E. Skull

Too often known simply as Brad Pitt’s other half, it is easily forgotten that Angelina Jolie has a very impressive body of work behind her. In the acclaimed film Girl, Interrupted, Jolie’s character Lisa recites a poem by Dorothy Parker. Undisputedly one of her finest roles, with perfect ease Jolie portrays a character with a history of self-harm who has spent much of her life in institutes. Though some may find it morbid, this short and clever poem fits perfectly in the film and no doubt stuck in the minds of its viewers.

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs case cramp;
Guns aren’t lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

– Dorothy Parker

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