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7 Movies You Didn’t Know Are Racist Against Latinos

I write a lot about racism on Gurl, especially racism in the media, because I’m so sick of people tip toeing around it. I know that people think that racist jokes in a TV show or a movie don’t matter because, hey, it’s just a TV show, it’s just a movie, right? But the media often reflects our society’s values, and if we’re still throwing around racist jokes for cheap laughs, well, that says a lot about the world we’re living in. Racist jokes might not be an act of physical violence, but they’re still violent because they make light of denying people’s humanity. Not a good look.

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Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80’s movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like an 80’s movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason. But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life. - EASY A

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Remember how I told you Google Earth couldn’t find me if I was dressed up as a 10-story building? Well, the next day, it could find me if I was dressed as a crack on a sidewalk. That’s the beauty of being a girl in high school. People hear you had sex once and, BAM you’re a bimbo. I really didn’t mean for the lie to put me on the map, but I gotta admit I kind of liked being on the map.

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get to know me meme — [4/5] favorite movies: easy a

↳ I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like an 80’s movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason.

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get to know me meme: fourteen/fifteen movies
easy a — “Forgive me, father, for I have sinned. I think that’s how you’re supposed to start these things. I’m only going on what I’ve seen in the movies. Where do I even start? I’ve been pretending to be a - how would one phrase it in Catholic words? A harlot. It’s not like I’ve actually been doing the things that people are saying I’m doing, but - then again - I’m not denying them, so I’ve just been wondering: is that wrong? It was just that a lot of people had been asking me to do things and I thought it was okay, because it wasn’t real. It was make-believe and no one was getting hurt. But a lot of people hate me now. I kind of hate me too.