We need more representation of nerdy/geeky trans women in fiction. I mean, we need more three-dimensional trans characters in general, but there are a lot of trans lady nerds out in real life, and yet even in lgbt-friendly media they are sadly underrepresented.
Last night we went and saw Jupiter Ascending, and I have to say, I am absolutely in love. It is ridiculous, and amazing, and amazingly ridiculous, and I loved every damn second of it. If you enjoy things like the Fifth Element, Labrynth, or breathing air, you should really go and see this movie while it’s in theaters. This felt like a movie actually made to cater to US, to GEEKY WOMEN, and it didn’t even for a SECOND not take us seriously! It was beautiful in so many ways.
It was EPIC. And I don’t say this lightly because I don’t go to the movies very often since I’m trying to save money, but this is that one rare movie that I would pay to see again. I LOLed at almost every scene. I love how geeky and serious these women are about their jobs and nobody was fighting over a man or trying to find romance to complete them or whatever. Like most of y’all have said, Chris Hemsworth was just there to subvert the dumb blond secretary trope and he played it so well.
And OMG I can’t get over how hot Kate McKinnon is as Jillian Holtzmann. Her fight scene was just drool worthy. Holtzmann is BAE
sidenote: love that one scene where the villain was whining about how he was bullied and nobody understands his “genius” and the women were just like rolling their eyes and was like, dude, we get shit on too, if not even more so as women and WOC. This type of villain–the mediocre, embittered, hateful white male with an overblown sense of entitlement is precisely the kind that plagues the world today (see: US mass shooters), so it’s really important that the movie showed him in that light.