๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ‘พ๐ŸŽธ New Essay on Prince

Prince, โ€˜Purple Rain,โ€™ Grief, And Growing Up Weird

The Righteous One: I tried to review Purple Rain but since itโ€™s a terrible movie I reviewed my own life instead, which would not be the same if Prince hadnโ€™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 couldnโ€™t seem to get myself out the door. โ€œSchool is canceled,โ€ my friends reassured me. โ€œAll flags fly at half mast.โ€

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