Anonymous said: Seen the IG trailers you put up and I do and I don't want to go see it. BC and KK will be amazing but knowing what they did to Turing after everything he did may be too hard for me to watch. Views?
I don’t think mollycoddling yourself into a security of only feeding your brain with things that won’t upset you or teach you of real life events is the way forward. It is bringing this man and the brilliant team that worked with him, as well as the genius work they did and the way life was back then, to life. And learning about how gay people were treated barely 70 years ago is something that you shouldn’t ignore. It will evoke emotions because his story doesn’t end in the way it should have done and of course it’s upsetting for everybody. Benedict worked hard and did extensive research to try and make Alan as ‘real’ as he possibly could with very little information - no audio clips to bounce off of for instance, no footage of Turing, the film itself is worth watching just for Benedict’s interpretation of him as he would have dug in every little corner for information on him that you really should watch it. It’ll be a sobering watch, so maybe take your tissues, but it’s important that people learn about these historic events (It seems you know about his story anyway and it’s up to you to decide if you want to watch it. No-one can force you!) If anything, watch it for Alan. Watch it for the people that worked at Bletchley Park without any kind of recognition that they fully deserved. They may not have got it then, but.. “better late than never.”