I made a post earlier about how I was upset by the number of rape jokes there are in Deadpool and the post has gotten thousands of notes and I have gotten a lot of questions and comments and accusations so I am going to make one post to address them all.
Q: How have you seen the movie already?
A: The movie officially comes out tomorrow. Early screenings began tonight at 7. The movie actually unlocked for viewing at 12am this morning. I work in a dine in movie theatre and we often have screenings for big movies like this, so we held one early this morning.
Q: What sort of jokes?
A: There are references to CSA, incest (father/son, uncle/nephew, uncle/niece), and date rape. The date rape joke is actually in the trailer.
Q: Who makes the jokes?
A: Deadpool and Vanessa mostly.
Q: Isn’t Deadpool a rape survivor?
A: I am not acquainted with the comics and was made aware of this earlier. This is not made clear at any point in the movie, the references to rape are very much played for laughs and shock value with no context of him being a survivor. Not everyone has read the comics also, and overall the way the jokes were made left me feeling extremely uncomfortable.
Q: Are you a survivor?
A: I am a survivor of sexual abuse, yes. I do not wish to go into more detail publicly.
Q: How frequent are the jokes?
A: They are throughout the movie.
Q: Is the movie good?
A: Overall I did enjoy the movie, despite how uncomfortable the jokes made me. Most of the other jokes were very funny.
Q: [Something rude]
A: fuck off
Q: Why did you make that post?
A: To warn my followers that there were rape jokes in this movie as I was able to see it early and did not want them to be unprepared.
Q: How gory is it?
A: Really gory. Very, very gory. Very violent as well. There is a really long sequence depicting torture.
Q: Were there any scenes involving vomit?
A: Yes, there was one. If you leave the theatre when Colossus starts monologuing about “four or five moments” and being a hero, and return after about two minutes you should be fine.
Q: Was there anything else bad about the movie?
A: Yes. There was at least one instance of a whorephobic slur, and I have heard other people saying there is a transmisogynistic joke in there but I do not remember this. However I am DFAB and don’t remember everything so. Stay safe.
Q: Should I go see it?
A: Its up to you. Again, I found the movie to be otherwise enjoyable, but you may not wish to support a movie like this. That’s up to you.
Q: Are you sure?
A: Yes. I do not know if I have included everything in the movie on this post and apologize if I left anything off. I know these jokes are indeed in there because I have seen scenes from the movie while working our first showings of it tonight. I am actually writing this while I’m on break right now.
Q: Are you going to see it again?
A: Yes, I will go see it when my managers allow me to see it for free (there is a waiting period on newer movies to ensure no potential sales are lost due to employees seeing free movies). I also have to work it for quite some time so I don’t have much of a choice.