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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged film

Apr 17 '14

unsaidwarning:

OMG

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Apr 16 '14

thrillingtales:

#studentloans

Tags of Jesus

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Apr 9 '14
cesaire:

stabra:

after hearing about it through the submission to @angryasiangirlsunited, i checked out the trailer of Lucy and am even more disgusted. and so not surprised. whiteness is getting too old.


the upcoming movie lucy will feature the age-old racist narrative of pure white woman (scarlet johansson) being violated by scary, brown men. and the new white feminist trope of women gaining their power by violently eliminating brown men. who needs the white male savior when we now have white female saviors, taking it into their own hands to save their whiteness from all that non-whiteness. so radical.



You should read this analysis of the movie by Elaine Castillo

cesaire:

stabra:

after hearing about it through the submission to @angryasiangirlsunited, i checked out the trailer of Lucy and am even more disgusted. and so not surprised. whiteness is getting too old.

the upcoming movie lucy will feature the age-old racist narrative of pure white woman (scarlet johansson) being violated by scary, brown men. and the new white feminist trope of women gaining their power by violently eliminating brown men. who needs the white male savior when we now have white female saviors, taking it into their own hands to save their whiteness from all that non-whiteness. so radical.

You should read this analysis of the movie by Elaine Castillo

Apr 6 '14
bankuei:

thisisnotpinoy:

commiekinkshamer:

isanah:

anirresistiblysexyperson:

bevkatzs:

thisisnotpinoy:

Scarlett Johansson stars in the sci-fi film Lucy, a story about a white woman in Taiwan for some reason who suffers medical violence from savage Asians and is only important because of the research of a professor of color. 

“A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.”
"Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain and other discomforts."
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Wow fuck you

oh my god this makes me so mad I can’t

in the trailer there’s a scene where she asks a taiwanese man if he speaks english and when he says no she literally kills him on the spot. but ~girl power~, right? it’s disgusting

Yay…justification for linguistic imperialism…

So just imagine this flipped: a drug addled foreigner with guns shoots anyone who can’t speak their language and holds doctors hostage.
…
But she’s the hero.  Oh, ok.

In which director Luc Besson just devolves even further into an Orientalist (Kiss of the Dragon, The Transporter) piece of garbage.

bankuei:

thisisnotpinoy:

commiekinkshamer:

isanah:

anirresistiblysexyperson:

bevkatzs:

thisisnotpinoy:

Scarlett Johansson stars in the sci-fi film Lucy, a story about a white woman in Taiwan for some reason who suffers medical violence from savage Asians and is only important because of the research of a professor of color. 

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.”

"Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain and other discomforts."

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Wow fuck you

oh my god this makes me so mad I can’t

in the trailer there’s a scene where she asks a taiwanese man if he speaks english and when he says no she literally kills him on the spot. but ~girl power~, right? it’s disgusting

Yay…justification for linguistic imperialism…

So just imagine this flipped: a drug addled foreigner with guns shoots anyone who can’t speak their language and holds doctors hostage.

But she’s the hero.  Oh, ok.

In which director Luc Besson just devolves even further into an Orientalist (Kiss of the Dragon, The Transporter) piece of garbage.

Apr 3 '14
ladymargo:

Dear Tumblr,
I just got around to seeing this movie, despite the fact that it did not get a wide-release.
Find it and watch it.
Believe me when I say, this film is in the same league of sci-fi/speculative film classics as Bladerunner and Children of Men.
This.
Movie.
Should have a HUGE fandom.
It deals with issues like class, caste-systems, oppression, and the nature of humanity in a way mainstream films like The Hunger Games never could.
Let me tell you a story about the film-maker Joon-Ho Bong. Some years back, I had the privilege of attending a screening of one his films and the man happened to be there. At that time, he’d already gotten some notice for making The Host, another awesome film that allegorizes heavy issues in humanity.
So, he does the q&a at the end and someone asks him why he’s never produced a Hollywood movie.
…And he says, paraphrasing; that Hollywood would never let him make the kind of movies he’d like.  He’d have to hire an all-white cast and the actors would have to fit a certain aesthetic. They couldn’t be non-white, older than twenty-five, or non-thin…especially actresses.
He said, it’s not worth selling out, when he can make the kinds of movies he wants in South Korea.
…And then he makes this.
I’d love to spoil it for you, but suffice it say it was, as all good speculative sci-fi is, very effecting for me.
Again, I beg you PLEASE SEE THIS MOVIE.
And if you need more convincing??
Your faves are in it:  Octavia Spencer aka the above flawless actress in the poster, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ed Harris and the father/daughter pair from The Host, Kang-So Hung and Ah-Sung Ko (which had me thinking AU!).
Now, I shall commence spamming my tumblr with Snowpiercer reblogs…
Apologies ahead of time.

ladymargo:

Dear Tumblr,

I just got around to seeing this movie, despite the fact that it did not get a wide-release.

Find it and watch it.

Believe me when I say, this film is in the same league of sci-fi/speculative film classics as Bladerunner and Children of Men.

This.

Movie.

Should have a HUGE fandom.

It deals with issues like class, caste-systems, oppression, and the nature of humanity in a way mainstream films like The Hunger Games never could.

Let me tell you a story about the film-maker Joon-Ho Bong. Some years back, I had the privilege of attending a screening of one his films and the man happened to be there. At that time, he’d already gotten some notice for making The Host, another awesome film that allegorizes heavy issues in humanity.

So, he does the q&a at the end and someone asks him why he’s never produced a Hollywood movie.

…And he says, paraphrasing; that Hollywood would never let him make the kind of movies he’d like.  He’d have to hire an all-white cast and the actors would have to fit a certain aesthetic. They couldn’t be non-white, older than twenty-five, or non-thin…especially actresses.

He said, it’s not worth selling out, when he can make the kinds of movies he wants in South Korea.

…And then he makes this.

I’d love to spoil it for you, but suffice it say it was, as all good speculative sci-fi is, very effecting for me.

Again, I beg you PLEASE SEE THIS MOVIE.

And if you need more convincing??

Your faves are in it:  Octavia Spencer aka the above flawless actress in the poster, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ed Harris and the father/daughter pair from The Host, Kang-So Hung and Ah-Sung Ko (which had me thinking AU!).

Now, I shall commence spamming my tumblr with Snowpiercer reblogs…

Apologies ahead of time.

Mar 31 '14
Mar 29 '14

thesuperfeyneednoshoes:

wednypls:

THE TRAILER FOR THE LIVE ACTION KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE

MY WHOLE LIFE HAS LED UP TO THIS MOVIE

すごい!!

Mar 26 '14
sistahmamaqueen:

note-a-bear:

petticoatruler:

bana05:


Rutina Wesley looking at Gina Torres the way we all feel about Gina Torres.

You can see the stars in her eyes. That is the only way to gaze upon Gina Torres.

If this was a gif you would be able to see the sparkles

so…uh…when do we get to see them as a mother-daughter team of spies or something.Cause…uh…I gots money to see that flick

omfg i would die. 

sistahmamaqueen:

note-a-bear:

petticoatruler:

bana05:

Rutina Wesley looking at Gina Torres the way we all feel about Gina Torres.

You can see the stars in her eyes. That is the only way to gaze upon Gina Torres.

If this was a gif you would be able to see the sparkles

so…
uh…
when do we get to see them as a mother-daughter team of spies or something.
Cause…
uh…
I gots money to see that flick

omfg i would die. 

(Source: idontlikeyourturtlepuppet)

Mar 26 '14

sistahmamaqueen:

chescaleigh:

Ever wonder what it’s like to be an actor or actress of color? This perfectly sums it up.

fuck it hurts. 

(Source: knitmeapony)

Mar 25 '14

chadleymacguff:

the most iconic scene in cinematic history

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