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anonymous asked:

unless it states shes gay in canon on screen yes it is queerbaiting. we already have plenty of fucking subtext. i'll go watch adventure time or basically any show if i want "oh but the creators promise they're gay!"

I wrote a lot more here than I expected so I’ll break it down into a list of paragraphs. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, the bold parts are the most important parts.

1) Firstly, a character doesn’t need to explicitly say they’re gay or bi on screen for them to be gay or bi. There’s something called “show don’t tell” which movies do a lot and it seems to be the case here. This was the first film in this franchise, so think of it as a pilot episode for a tv show, where most of these character traits for all of the Rangers are planted seeds, with the intention of being developed on more in the future. 

2) None of the characters had any real romance stuff in this movie because the focus is on how they need to learn to come together despite their differences with the addition of their own personal issues, and Trini’s is questioning her sexuality. Trini’s journey in this movie, was her starting to come to terms with who she is. All of these characters had their own journeys in the film, but not all of their development was shown in this origin story because they’re planning on developing them more in the sequels.

3) It was heavily implied that Trini isn’t straight, on screen (enough for Russia to give the film a mature rating) and when reporters who saw the film asked the director and the cast about it, they confirmed it. Queer baiting is when writers or creators of a tv show or movie, have either: a) two same-sex characters that have some seemingly erotic tension as if they’re trying to make it seem like they’ll get together when they actually don’t intend to do that (Supernatural or Once Upon a Time, for example) and b) when a character is hinted at being gay or bi, while the writers of creators deny it or play it off as a joke. 

4) Trini’s sexuality wasn’t teased by her seemingly flirting with another girl, while the people behind the film deny her being an LGBT character. Trini had a moment in the film where we see that she’s unsure of her sexuality and the director merely confirmed that what we were seeing is true.

5) I’ve watched Trini’s campfire scene multiple times now, and as someone who has taken a lot of film studies classes, I notice how each shot plays out in a scene. The way the scene plays out after Zack asks the “girlfriend troubles” question, the camera cuts to Billy looking curious and surprised by this revelation before it cuts to Trini who seems hesitant and unsure of saying it out loud. She stays quiet for a few seconds and then when she changes the subject, she doesn’t change it to something irrelevant to this, she continues that subject with how her parents want to label her and how they don’t approve of the way she dresses or the people she hangs out with. The scene seems small when you watch it the first time, but trust me, the more you watch the scene, the more clear it seems. It’s not subtext.

6) People who saw advanced screenings of the film are the ones who came out and talked about Trini’s sexual ambiguity before the director or cast ever said anything about it. Then when the review embargo was lifted a few days before the film’s release, a lot of reviews mentioned Trini’s sexual ambiguity, and the next day, The Hollywood Reporter (after one of their reviewers had already seen the film), asked the director about it and he confirmed it and they also revealed how the scene would play out.

7) No one behind this movie ever overhyped the scene and none of them said that Trini’s sexuality was a huge part of the film. The director even said it was a small but pivotal moment that was an important part of her character, who is having identity issues and feels like she can’t fit in because of that. The director and producers of this film didn’t purposefully go out and talk about Trini’s sexuality in this movie like it was such a big deal to queer-bait us. The director was asked about Trini’s sexuality by people who had seen the film and he confirmed that Trini is coming to terms with her sexuality. He’s not the one who brought it up first to start the discussion.

8) A counter example to this would be how LeFou was revealed to be a gay character in the new Beauty and the Beast movie. The director for that film brought it up before anyone had seen the film and he revealed that the film had an “exclusively gay moment” that he didn’t want to give away before the film came out. The Power Rangers director didn’t reveal Trini’s sexual ambiguity before the film’s release, he was asked about it by people who had seen the film and he just confirmed it.

9) If there’s anyone to blame for how overhyped the scene was, it’s the media. Trini is the first LGBT superhero in a movie who we see is unsure of her sexuality on screen but the scene just isn’t big enough for some people. She’s an LGBT character whose sexuality wasn’t made a huge deal in (again) the first movie of a possible franchise, but that doesn’t mean she’s not gay/bi/pan, it just means we’ll get to know more about her in possible sequels.

10) As someone who isn’t straight, I never felt comfortable with saying it out loud when I was younger, so I found it relatable that Trini is so unsure of herself and that she doesn’t feel ready to say it out loud, most likely because of how she’s unsure of herself and maybe because of how her parents want to label her or how they seem to disapprove. For me personally, I didn’t need her to say it out loud because they show us that she’s unsure. But that’s not the case for everyone and that’s fine. What really matters, is whether they’ll be more explicit about it in possible sequels because now that they’ve planted the seed, all they need to do is develop it as they develop Trini’s character instead of going back on it.

Bonus: You can say Power Rangers didn’t have the best LGBT representation because a lot of people didn’t get the hint about Trini’s sexuality and you can say the rep was too small for you personally, but it’s not queer-baiting

The Contest-Part 19

To celebrate Supernatural’s 15th season, the producers have decided to hold a contest to cast an unknown in a recurring role as Sam’s rumored love interest.  They are doing open casting calls all over the country.  Your best friend Nikki wants to go and she drags you along.

A/N: My inspiration for Nikki is the one and only Red, AKA@oriona75.  So I am actually telling two stories here, Jared and Readers, and Sam and Gemini’s.  It flips back and forth, so try and keep up! :)

Characters: Jared Padalecki, Reader, Best friend Nikki(OC) Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, Mark Pellegrino, Rory Montgomery (OC), PA Emily (OC) Cliff, Other Supernatural cast and crew

Master List

Part 1 (all parts are linked)

“That’s your brother?” Sam’s surprise was evident.

I wiped a tear from my eye. I’d mourn Leo later, in private. “Crowley said he was a demon and Lucifer’s right-hand man, remember?”

Dean looked extremely annoyed. “Still don’t get why you let him go, Gem.“

“Because Dean, demon or not I know my brother. He is beyond pissed Lucifer didn’t tell him I was Sam’s soulmate. I could hear it in his voice. Sowing the seeds of discord between them could work in our favor.”

“He knew our plan, Gem. Now we can’t do the spell.” Sam commented.

“My brother may be a demon, but he still thinks like a guy, Sam.”

Sam and Dean exchanged puzzled glances. They had no idea where I was going with this. Clueless men!

“Let me explain. Most women have warmer weather clothes and cooler weather clothes. My cooler weather clothes I store away when I don’t need them.” I explained.

I walked into what I assumed was Missouri’s bedroom and opened the large closet. Flicking on the light, I began to dig around. Within a few minutes, I had found what I was looking for. I held up a cream-colored cardigan with several dark, wiry hairs clinging to it.

“Is Missouri African-American?“ I asked. Sam nodded.

“Bingo,” I stated triumphantly.

“Damn She’s good,“ Dean remarked to Sam.

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anonymous asked:

I'm the shooting draft script for the move Veronicas mom reacts much more realistically to veronica "dying". She screams and even cried that she wants her baby back. But yeah, she doesn't really.... emote in the official movie..

that scene is hilarious because it’s immediately followed by a super awkward family dinner where even the cat is uncomfortable 

daniel waters said in the commentary of the movie (and i’m not going to scrub through that for the exact quote) that he didn’t think that the sawyer’s should be very emotional as a family. he said that the “well i guess i picked the wrong time to be a human being” scene where they’re all arguing was too emotional even though he described it in the script as the sawyer family being “on fire”. and that scene wasn’t even That emotional. so i’m not sure that mrs sawyer being described as being “frantic” can really be taken at face value. it’s very possible that the performance that made it into the final cut was exactly what daniel waters envisioned. it’s also possible that you’re right and daniel waters did want her to act frantic, because although that’s not really in line with the character of mrs. sawyer, it is in line with the movie’s message about the reaction to suicide

also in looking up this scene in the script i found a line that was criminally unused in the final movie which is after veronica shoots jd she says “don’t worry. these are ich luge bullets”

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collage of some of the stuff me and chloe saw and did!! what a crazy week, i’m amazed we survived it. some highlights include:

- dive bar hopping with carly, and me getting insanely drunk off of the two bottles of cheap white wine we ordered
- visiting a ton of mausoleums and walking through cemeteries
- meeting her brother who is super eccentric (in a good way) and hangs out in his garage. offered us beer he bottled himself and a ton of weed. he went to see metallica and guns n roses in 92!
- going on a road trip through rural ontario driving to dark lotus and going to twin farm, where chloe had to unlock and push open the gate so we didn’t have to hike down the giant driveway.
- having a ton of food including at a diner and fancy places too. and so much mcdonalds breakfast…
- eating weed cookies and watching the parent trap
- driving to niagara with carly and keeping an eye on her and chloe because they were drinking four loko! walking through niagara when the falls were lit up and the motel strip was deserted at 1am
- thrifting. she got a maroon fish sweater which i am jealous of
- going to the zoo with marissa and maisie and taking selfies with maisie in her raincoat

overall it was super fun! we did so much and shot a lot of film. i truly can’t wait to see all of her film and all of mine too. hopefully we can hang out again someday soon!

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Gray-Card’s Year End Top 5 Photo Extravaganza!

My 5 favorite photos 2015 (at this particular moment) for @gray-card

1. Duck Pond Waterfall, Milford, CT

  • I tried to spend more time this year on my landscape photography

2. Ben Folds at the Paramount, Huntington, NY

  • One of my favorite musicians at the emotional peak of his performance

3. Indian Wedding Detail

  • I shot a lot of weddings this year, which I don’t often feature on my tumblr, but this detail had to be shared

4. Scott Shriner of Weezer at Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport, CT 

  • I also shot a lot of film this year, often times carrying a dual digital and analog set up. This photo is taken with my medium format Bronica ETRSi and 800 ISO film

5. Weird Al Yankovic at Governor’s Ball, Randall’s Island, NY

  • The first concert I ever saw was Weird Al opening for the Monkees in 1987; I was six years old. 28 years later, I had my camera with me to shoot Governor’s Ball and Weird Al was still as energetic as he was in my childhood