Last night I went to a private screening of La La Land, the movie written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. I went with my son Tomás Eugenio who just turned 13 and we loved it. I cried like a baby but I’m not going to spoil it. So, here are my 10 reasons you have to go and watch it. It will premiere today.
I’ve adored Greg Louganis since forever. He’s 56 and I’ll turn 56 next week. I’m a frustrated diver and he’s the greatest male diver in history. I was lucky enough to shake hands with him back in August 1983. I was an intern in a major Venezuelan newspaper covering the Pan American Games. I was assigned to cover fencing at the Academia Militar gym and managed to make it to the diving pool at Parque Naciones Unidas, in the opposite extreme of Caracas.
And there was Greg Louganis, a member of the U.S. diving team, the most perfect creature I’ve ever seen, with his olive skin, looking like a living wax Michelangelo’s statue. Dancing in the air. Flying. Free as a bird. Beautiful. Perfect. He won gold in 3mt springboard and 10mt platform.