What's it about?
Cal in Camo is about a family who questions their bond because of their wounds from the past and is it causing them to make a connection with one another.
What'd I experience?
So Patrick recommended it, and at first I was hesitant but then agreed. The theatre was located on Waverly Place. (throwback to my favorite show when I was a child, The Wizards of Waverly Place!) I was geeking out with my siblings when I told them. So the day finally came and my sister wanted to drop me off to see it. It was kind of hipster-like with a cafe on the corner and then the theatre.
I'm in my seat waiting for it to start, wondering what would it be about because all it said was "A baby who cries... A mother yearns... A husband holds...A brother can't." Now I didn't know what the hell it was going to be about with only that as a description. I was just there patiently waiting for it to start. The lights dimmed and the spotlight's on Cal, breast pumping and crying. I was confused as fuck😳
The story takes place in Cal's home, where she lives with her husband, Tim, and their daughter. Tim is a beer salesperson and Cal just finished giving birth to their daughter. She is suffering from postpartum depression, and she fears that she won't love her baby girl. Her brother Flynt just lost his wife, because she drowned in a lake. Like any sister would do, she offered her place for her brother to live. Tim has this certain thing, where he acts like he's confident and very persuasive when he's not - he's struggling to make a living for his family and he's not a big fan of Flynt because he believes that he takes everything without saying "thank you."
When Flynt finally comes and stays with Cal, she's feeling hopeless because the baby won't stop crying. She wanted to keep her brother happy but how can she when there's a baby crying? When the baby started to cry, for some reason I started to think about my baby sister, so I obviously started to cry like a baby. I don't know why but when baby's cry I think of my sister, Mia. I hate hearing her cry, so I guess I became very sentimental 😩
Flynt was outside looking at a deer, when Tim came over and started to talk to him. They only thing they had in common was a gun. Tim's father left him a gun when he dies and Flynt loves it (because he's from the country). Flynt offered to clean it for him, to get his wife out of his thoughts, and he FINALLY said, "thank you." That's when my big mouth screamed, "awwwww." The people in my row looked at me like I was crazy😂😂😂😂
Days pass and Cal is still having trouble producing milk. It got to the point where she would get bruised from all the sucking the baby would do. She was so feud up that she didn't feed her baby. I BURST INTO TEARS. The things she was going through seemed kind of familiar because when Mia was born she didn't want to take my mom's breast. Even though my mom never said anything, I knew it hurt her because everyone says that's the most intimate and where a connection grows between the baby and the mother. I knew it hurt and seeing Cal go through it and thinking about how she must feel I started to tear up.
It was raining and Flynt went looking for deer but he ended up seeing his wife's face and he let go and it drowned. Cal went looking for him like crazy, and Tim was upset because the baby wouldn't stop crying. She told him, "here take the baby, before I throw her across the room!" Again I became emotional. Cal always questioned why she never got along with her baby, maybe because her mother left her at a young age. Flynt was the one who took care of her. He told her that one day she looked cold so he covered her with peaches😅 So after Flynt left and she was alone with the baby, she stripped down naked and hugged her baby until she felt a connection. AND AGAIN I STARTED TO CRY.
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