my thoughts on the black magic video:
honestly, okay, the parts with just the girls were really cute and fun
but the narrative bits were gross and it’s 430 in the morning, so i feel like i won’t properly articulate it, but basically there’s a lot of gross stuff.
- like idk, the really tired trope of already conventionally attractive, but with nerdy aesthetics girl getting a CONVENTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE makeover because that was her (in this case, their) problem the whole time!!!
- and using NEW FOUND HOTNESS to get back at the other conventionally attractive girl by STEALING HER MAN!!! YEAH GIRL POWER!!! :/
- oh, but it’s cool, we’ll fix it by making all of these SUPER HOT GIRLS fall for this NERD BOY because no one is EVER TIRED OF THAT TROPE EITHER
like why couldn’t it have just been them being cute and learning magic and helping ppl make the first move or s/t??? why did we have to go the girl hate route??? why are we still prioritizing nerdy men and telling nerdy girls they need to change?????