Was the video for ‘Stay‘ better than Reality Bites, the movie that spawned the song? Reality Bites (from what I remember) was a movie about four disaffected college graduates (Ethan Hawke, Winona Ryder, Steve Zahn & Janeane Garofalo) trying to adjust to their expectations to the soulless, deadening real world. Ben Stiller is the yuppie who loves the soulless deadening real world and they hate him. Well not all of them because Winona ends up dating Ben. There is a love triangle with the inarticulate, emotionally overwhelmed character played by Ethan Hawke.
What does all this have to do with ‘Stay’?
In my movie besotted mind, ‘Stay’ and Lisa Loeb‘s glasses, mini dress and singing in an empty loft captured the Reality Bites hope that the characters (and you and me!) could partake in the soulless, deadening real world yet still maintain some originality, heart, spirit that isn’t erased because you need money and nice things.
Yeah, I need to watch the movie again. I could be so wrong.