i’m beginning to think kyrell is catfishing us with fake selfies
i was reading an article on french postcolonial cinema and there was an argument made that while a film can be racist, imperialist-nostalgic trash which privileges the white french person, you can’t deny the importance of the audience. e.g. indochine is a shit movie in every way possible but diasporic audience might (and did) appreciate the presence of linh dan pham.
to me that’s ridiculous. i mean, i’m not beyond latching onto a single woman of colour in an otherwise racist film. but i just can’t accept that my own, or an audience’s own, oppositional reading of a film can recuperate it from its racism, and from the racism that it generates or accepts within a larger dominant discourse.
like, i love josephine baker. and when i watch her films i’m definitely not doing it in the right/white way. i’m not seeing her as an exotic object who needs to make way for the white woman in the white man’s life; instead i appreciate her artistry, her glamour, her talent. i’m not watching zouzou for the plot so much as the point of identification it might provide and the glorification of baker that it does provide. but i’m not going to act like she wasn’t forced to exploit colonial stereotypes for a white gaze in order to be successful. or i’m not going to act like anna may wong playing innumerable “lotus blossom”s was empowering. it’s something to be able to see someone like you one screen, who is beautiful and glamourous and maybe fleetingly is loved, but it’s still hardly anything.
personal, oppositional readings and reclamations of films are very important. but they do not negate how the film was or is still read within a white supremacist society that thrives on the racism and colonialism that makes these films possible.
comic book artists who draw nipples on female costumes need to be fired i’m 100% serious
I’m confused, why do they need to be fired? what’s wrong with nipples?
perhaps i didn’t make my original statement clear- it is weirdly worded. my problem is not with nipples, but with nipples being drawn on costumes, through layers of spandex or armor. this contributes to hypersexualization of women in comics.
Armor nipple don’t make sense unless I’m getting full people is outlines in every uniform
I wanna see every wrinkle on captain america’s freedom fry
seriously dicks show through jeans all the time and if they show through sturdy denim they’d fucking definitely show through spandex
unless every dude superhero is wearing a cup
i can see some SOME dude heroes wearing cups, but ALL OF THEM? hell no.
is this about harry styles