Oh, we’re not joking. Our goal isn’t to paste a bunch of out-of-context shots or lines of dialogue to make some spurious case. We’ll let ‘Alien’ screenwriter Dan O’Bannon spell it out himself:
"One thing that people are all disturbed about is sex… I said ‘That’s how I’m going to attack the audience; I’m going to attack them sexually. And I’m not going to go after the women in the audience, I’m going to attack the men. I am going to put in every image I can think of to make the men in the audience cross their legs. Homosexual oral rape, birth. The thing lays its eggs down your throat, the whole number."
In case you needed another reason to love ‘Aliens.’ O’Bannon, Giger, and Scott set out to purposefully craft a horror series designed to make men feel as uncomfortable as rape scenes in normal movies do for women. So it’s basically a female action star surviving while every dude is alien raped and murdered. It’s a horror movie trope inversion.