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Florence Foster Jenkins Review - AVClub

AVClub: Every generation likes to think that they discovered the concept of appreciating things ironically. But the truth is, bemused hipsters have been laughing at comically inept entertainment since before Tommy Wiseau was born in whatever Eastern European country he actually comes from. A great example is Florence Foster Jenkins, the New York socialite who, after her career as a piano prodigy was cut short by a hand injury in her early 20s, decided that she would become an opera singer, even though she was objectively terrible at it. At first she performed only at private concerts stacked with her wealthy friends, but news of her “talent” eventually spread. And in 1944, a 76-year-old Florence performed for a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall.

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