The Florida Project is social commentary I cannot re-watch with abandon, like Get Out. There’s little comedic refreshment, the pacing is sluggish, and as for the plot, there isn’t much of one. The Florida Project’s hyperrealistic atmosphere is what makes the film intoxicating. Often Hollywood whitewashes poverty or worse, romanticizes it. There’s several reasons the cycle of poverty perpetuates itself and this film does an excellent job of explaining why.
Orange Pineapple Strawberry Daiquiri
Home of Casey Anthony, real-life zombies, and your racist grandma, Florida has a strong identifying item: the orange. If you’re like Halley and can’t afford a vacation from this never-ending winter, escape with this tropical rum daiquiri.
Recipe for 2
- 1 large orange, juiced
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 3/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberry chunks
- 1 cup ice
- 3 oz rum
- Blend the non-alcoholic ingredients together in a blender.
- Pour 1.5 oz rum in each glass.
- Top the rum off with the blended mixture.