Recommendation: The Origin of Love

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Just take a listen to the lyrics. It describes three sexes — the children of the sun (“that looked like two men glued up back to back”), the children of the earth (“looked like two girls rolled up in one”), and the children of the moon (“they was part sun, part Earth, part daughter, part son”). It’s something of a sad song, but so beautiful.

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Posted by on October 20th, 2010 at 04:00 pm

Category: movies, recommendations 13 comments »

13 Responses to “Recommendation: The Origin of Love”

  1. Janus

    This is a pretty cool myth. If anybody is interested in the whole thing, you can read it in “Symposium” by Plato.


  2. AgentRusco

    I just watched this film and was thinking that this song or the movie itself needed to be recommended here.


  3. Jay

    That is seriously the most beautiful song I’ve heard in a long, long time.


  4. Anonymous

    Aw, this has been one of my favorite songs and films for years! So glad it got posted on here! <3


  5. A

    O_O I did not expect to see anything I recommended on here! Best day ever! =DDD


  6. kendall

    the rufus wainwright cover is fun


  7. Popinjay

    This is one of my favourite songs ever. It’s so damn beautiful. <3 The film is also amazing. And so is the rest of the soundtrack, which I was listening to when I saw this was posted on here. Freaky! Bah, I love this film and song so much! <3


  8. Brinna

    I loooove this film and the song!


  9. Skye

    I love this more than words can say. : )


  10. Jean

    absolutely adore that film <3


  11. Shana

    LOVE this. <3


  12. Simim

    This is basically the Speech of Aristophanes out of Plato’s Symposium. Pretty sweet.


  13. Erin

    John Cameron Mitchell is a God among men (and women)!

    I saw this movie as a confused teenager and it still holds it’s place on my top ten films of all time list.


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