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September 7th, 2013

lalondes: i feel like the problem with criticisms of sofia coppola’s movies is that her perspective…

lalondes:

i feel like the problem with criticisms of sofia coppola’s movies is that her perspective is just so, so uniquely female and she allows femininity to touch every aspect of her narratives and that’s not something that reviewers or film industry insiders are used to

when marie antoinette came out at cannes it was booed and critics had a field day ripping it to shreds for not being historically accurate or focused on the politics of the french revolution and sofia coppola just had to come out and say “that wasn’t the fucking point i wanted to tell a story about a teenage girl and so i made narrative and stylistic choices that reflect the experiences and emotions of teenage girls it wasn’t supposed to be a true-to-life historical documentary calm down does looking at history from a stylized, female perspective really bother you that much”

and the criticism of the bling ring was similar critics were like “where’s the moral compass where’s the biting social commentary” like oh my god i’m sorry she didn’t hit you over the head with it i’m sorry she didn’t give you a neat conclusion i’m sorry her characters were morally grey i’m sorry that she’s using the language of young women in order to tell a story about young women and you’re too fucking dumb to recognize that because you’re so used to seeing films written by men and directed by men and starring men

I have some issues with her work but this is an important thing to say.  See also (I know I say this all the time) people who ripped into Velvet Goldmine for not being true to the Iggy/Bowie canon when really it was a movie about love, about falling in love with music, with a movement, with men, and how eventually all of it betrays you and is still beautiful, it;s about being a fan most of all.

September 7th, 2013

agonyandagony: I’M SORRY TO GO INTO A MILLION WORD MASTER’S THESIS SHRIEKING FIT BUT I…

agonyandagony:

I’M SORRY TO GO INTO A MILLION WORD MASTER’S THESIS SHRIEKING FIT BUT I LITERALLY DON’T KNOW WHICH PART ABOUT THIS TO SCREAM ABOUT FIRST!!! HA HA JUST KIDDING IT’S PROBABLY THE PART WHERE HARRY SAYS LOUIS IS A GOOD PERSON TO JUST “SIT AND OBSERVE” BECAUSE SITTING AND OBSERVING LOUIS IS BASICALLY WHAT I DO WITH 100% OF MY TIME, I WISH I COULD GET PAID TO SIT AND OBSERVE HIM BUT REALLY I WOULD PAY MONEY TO SEE HIM IN HIS NATURAL HABITAT, EVERYTHING IS LOUIS TOMLINSON AND NOTHING HURTS, ETC. AND THEN IT JUST GETS WORSE!!! LIAM AND LOUIS USED TO FIGHT AND EVEN IF LIAM HAS TRANSFORMED INTO A WILD FREERANGE DONUT MANIAC NOW HE’S STILL DADDY, HE WILL ALWAYS BE DADDY NO MATTER HOW MUCH HE SHAVES HIS HEAD, EVERYONE CALLS HIM DADDY, I AM NOT INAPPROPRIATELY FASCINATED BY THAT AT ALL, CERTAINLY I HAVE NO VESTED INTEREST IN THE WAY ZAYN SAYS THE WORD “DADDY” WITH HIS MOUTH ABOUT LIAM “I LOVE YOU FOREVER” PAYNE. TOTALLY FINE. ZAYN IS TOO SENSITIVE TO WATCH FISHING BECAUSE HE DOESN’T LIKE TO SEE THEM STRUGGLE!!! ZAYN FACETIMES WITH HIS MOM AND SMILES WITH HIS WHOLE BEAUTIFUL MARBLE STATUE FACE WHILE IT HAPPENS! IT IS DEBILITATING TO REALIZE THAT HE’S A WORK OF ART ON THE INSIDE AS WELL AS THE OUTSIDE! HARRY PLAYS THE HARMONICA AND WAVES HIS HANDS AND JUMPS INTO MARATHONS AND NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE FUCK HE IS, HE IS THE MOST PRECIOUS STRANGEST CHARMINGEST RARE BIRD FROM PLANET BEAUTIFUL WEIRDO AND NO ONE CAN GET ENOUGH OF HIM. IT’S SCIENCE. THERE IS AN ALLOTMENT OF ABSORBING HARRY STYLES’ BEAUTIFUL MYSTERIOUS WEIRDNESS THAT EVERY HUMAN MUST REACH EACH DAY OR ELSE BE FACED WITH BONE-CRUSHING POINTLESSNESS. AND THEN NIALL! LOVES! EVERYTHING! NIALL IS THE EMBODIMENT OF EVERYTHING I LOVE ABOUT THIS BAND, WHICH IS HOW STUPID FUN IT IS TO JUST LOVE THINGS WITH YOUR WHOLE DUMB BODY AND YOUR WHOLE WEIRD BEAUTIFUL SOUL. I WISH THIS HAD BEEN THE WHOLE MOVIE, I WISH THEY HAD MADE THREE FULL LENGTH MOVIES OF ONLY FOOTAGE OF THESE FIVE WONDERFUL DONUTS DONUTTING AROUND, BEING A BEAUTIFUL DINGUS SOLAR SYSTEM THAT IS AT ONCE SELF-CONTAINED AND FULLY SUSTAINABLE FROM THE SHEER FORCE OF THEIR LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER AND YET ALSO BIG ENOUGH TO ENVELOP ALL THEIR FANS WHO LOVE THEM LOUDLY AND AGGRESSIVELY THE SAME WAY THEY LOVE EACH OTHER AND THEY LOVE LIFE AND THEY LOVE US. LOVING THINGS IS AMAZING. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. MY BONES HURT WITH HOW AWESOME IT IS TO FULL-BODY LOVE STUFF AND I HOPE EVERYONE ELSE’S DOES TOO BECAUSE WHAT’S EVEN THE POINT, OTHERWISE, IF YOUR BODY ISN’T COLLAPSING UNDER THE WEIGHT OF DUMB STUPID JOY FROM WHATEVER IT IS THAT GIVES IT TO YOU? WHAT IS THE POINT? 

This is so beautiful.

September 7th, 2013

In which Aura Bogado uses her feminist archive of screenshots to…





















In which Aura Bogado uses her feminist archive of screenshots to point out a white feminist’s inconsistencies—calling for Chris Brown to be killed (!) because of his actions, while urging Schwyzer’s forgiveness for similar actions.

Megan Murphy and other white feminists have called this discussion of their actions supporting Schwyzer and denigrating/ignoring WOC who were being abused by him “divisive” and “mean-spirited.” I’d like to tell them that if they don’t address their racist acts, they are “dividing feminism,” not HS, or WOC.