Video Review: Tori Amos “A Sorta Fairytale”

A foot taps on the pavement and wobbles as it walks. A hand, with an arm attached, hops on the ground. Tori Amos, her head on the leg, talks to the young man (Adrien Brody). The young man, with his head on his arm, stares into her eyes.

They swing from a parking meter.

The young man whispers in her ear. She trips over the curb and looks up at him. He picks out cigarettes and leaves from her hair. Biting into her hair, he helps her up.

She hops onto a skateboard and looks back at the young man. The second young man turns to smile at her as he rides the skateboard. She hops off.

After hopping on some stairs, she finds a sock.

She sinks her foot into the sand and falls as she stands by the shore. The young man takes off her sock and touches her toes. She pulls herself up and he brushes the sand away from her face. They kiss.

An arm grows from the young man’s shoulder. She glances to see an arm growing from the thigh. He touches her with his hand and continues to kiss her as their bodies form. They stare at their naked bodies while they stand on the beach.

Rating: 2/5

The young man was gentle and caring. Tori Amos, though, only moved her skirt up to allow him to touch her thighs. She placed her hand on his if he went any further. Although she knew he took his coffee with milk and preferred chicken over salmon, there was much she had to learn about him. Sometimes he rolled to the left when they were in bed together. He often watched fictional crime shows in an afternoon.

It was an insight into him. However, she had no context. Did he prefer the left side of the bed? Did he have a need for some social justice and the show was an outlet? She had questions as to why he refused to test the noodles when he cooked. His goodness had to be an illusion.

She gave into him, despite herself and slept with him. However, she realized it was the beginning. He liked being close to the door. The crime shows allowed justice to prevail and let him believe the stories could be real one day. He wrinkled his nose whenever he was uncertain of what to say next.

Their families drink wine over Thanksgiving dinner. She places her hand on his shoulder as she gets another glass out of the cabinet. He washes some silverware in the sink. As she pours another glass of wine for his dad, she notices his nose wrinkle. She grins and walks back to her seat.

Director: Sanji Year: 2002

Pam Avoledo Administrator
Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit ,Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine . Fevers of the Mind, and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology.

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