Monday, 23 December 2019

Quoting Joker

“The worst part about having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don’t.”

- image (Joaquin Phoenix, Joker, 2019) via

(partly) interesting read:
- Joker's depiction of mental illness, The Guardian, link
- Impressive dramatic performances aside, Independent, link
- 'Joker' makes an explicit connection, Business Insider, link
- Trying to diagnose the 'Joker', Insider, link


  1. Hahahaha, good one!

  2. Hi Laura - Season's Greetings! You may have heard of this far superior, and more realistic portrayal of mental illness. Don't usually recommend it to people, as it's loaded with triggers for anyone whose suffered any kind of abuse in childhood (it's that realistic), but those of us who love it, regardless of our childhoods, REALLY love it. It's been enlightening lurking on the Reddit sub and reading the reactions of those who haven't struggled with these issues, and are learning from the portrayal.

    1. Hi Nightbird, wish you happy holidays, too! And many thanks for the link - in fact, I hadn't heard of it before.