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Report: Donald Trump Plans to Eliminate National Endowment for the Arts, Privatize Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Donald Trump's transition team is eyeing staggering cuts to the federal agencies that support the arts, humanities, and public broadcasting, the Hill reports. Under the team's plan, the non-profit Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which supports public television, public radio, and PBS, would be privatized. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), which offer grants for artistic and educational productions, exhibitions, research, and more, would be eliminated entirely. As The Hill points out, the proposed plan hews closely to a blueprint prepared by conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation, which has had an outsize influence on the staffing and direction of the new administration. Two transition team members reportedly discussing the cuts to arts funding, Russ Vought and John Gray, previously worked for the Heritage Foundation, and for vice president-elect Mike Pence. The U.S. has always trailed countries like Canada and

Everyone, everyone on this page should be blowing up phones and trying to shut this shit down. Not cutting military spending, no bail outs for corporations and major tax cuts. We’re saving money by shutting down the arts. And privatizing PBS.

This is absolute bullshit.

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Unknown Pleasures (任逍遥). Dir. Jia Zhangke (贾樟柯). 2002.

The third feature film by Chinese Sixth Generation director Jia Zhangke, Unknown Pleasures tells the intertwined stories of three young adults in industrial Datong, Shanxi, the province in which Jia grew up. It is regarded to be the last of an informal trilogy of independently-produced, Shanxi-set films about China’s transition –– along with Xiao Wu (1997) and Platform (2000). Bin Bin, Xiao Ji, and Qiao Qiao drift through life, watching television and smoking cigarette after cigarette, caught up in personal dramas that are reflections of China’s contemporary society. The Chinese title of the film, Ren Xiao Yao, comes from a pop song that plays on different occasions throughout the film. The track sings about freedom, which in turn is derived from Zhuangzi’s concept that one should do what feels good. 

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so a wonderful non-binary person in my class made this cute kind of abstract short film about their transitioning, and I was really touched by it and it has like, currently no views - so if you could watch it and share it that would mean a lot to me

The Danish Girl & About Ray

It drives me crazy how much hate people give films that cast cisgender people to play transgender people. I don’t think people take into consideration how emotionally damaging movies like The Danish Girl and About Ray could be for a transgender person playing the role.

For The Danish Girl: The movie starts off with Lili as a man. Imagine how damaging that would be for a transitioned transgender woman to go back to who she hated and play the role as a man. Why would anyone ever want to put themselves in that situation? Even Laverne Cox didn’t play her pre transitioned character in Orange Is the New Black, her twin brother did. Like sure, if the entire movie was about Lili as a woman, then they should have absolutely cast a transgender woman to play the role. But no transgender woman should have to pretend to be a man again.

For About Ray: This movie is about a pre transitioned, pre testosterone trans boy. It would not make sense to cast a fully transitioned trans boy taking testosterone because I know there are scenes about him trying to work out and weight gain from muscle and I’m sure there’s something about his voice pitch at some point in that movie. That alone wouldn’t get the point across about how difficult transitioning is. If someone has already transitioned, they wouldn’t have anything to show how different and isolated they feel. On the other hand, if they were to cast a pre transitioned, pre testosterone trans boy, think about how awful it would be to go to the set every day and film the struggles you face daily for everyone to see. I know there’s hurtful language and slang in this movie, which I’m sure most trans boys have heard before, so why would he willingly go through all of that again? Being a pre t trans boy on set for this film would most likely be a damaging environment every day.

Transgender people shouldn’t have to go through transitioning once, let alone twice for a movie to make money. I believe if films cast cisgender people and carry out the movie well, then there shouldn’t be any hate towards them. Let your stories be heard, even if it’s through a cisgender actor.

‘Scuse me, Ms. Rowling

If you’re going to tell us that Cursed Child isn’t about to be made into a movie (and, by transitive logic, filmed in its staged production format), then tell your actors to stop tweeting “you’ll just have to wait to see it live.” 

Almost none of us are ever going to be able to see it live. There are rumors of a Broadway run, but, again, almost None.None% of the fans will get to see the show. 

Give. Us. A. Flipping. Filmed. Version. Harry potter is for everyone. Keeping it in its theatre format denies 99% of fans the pleasure of experiencing something magical. 

[DIGIMON TRI] A dedication to Wada and Mizutani in the DVD/BD version of Digimon Tri Part 3: Confession

There probably won’t be a lot of you who will be getting the DVD/BD of Confession but I felt like sharing this shot which appears after the very first second after you hit “Play” :

“Dedicated to Wada Kouji-san and Mizutani Yuuko-san”

It took me by complete surprise when I saw it, but I had been hoping there would be some sort of dedication and I’m glad there was. This is incredibly thoughtful of them.

(For those wondering: This dedication card is part of the film itself. After this, it transitions into the new 60th anniversary ident for Toei, then the famous Toei-at-the-sea logo, then the typhoon graphics credits and then the opening scene of the film)

people need to take a step back before they criticize The Danish Girl. people are again hating on the film because 1. cis actor (Eddie Redmayne) is playing a transgender character and 2. they think the trans community is not being well represented by Lili’s (the trans woman in the film) actions

lemme stop you right there

  1. the whole plot of the film is Redmayne’s character finally discovering and coming to terms with his true gender identity. in the beginning of the film, Lili is still Einar, a man living a cisgender life. then throughout the film, Einar begins to transition into Lili. what do you expect to happen? do you want a transitioned trans woman to play a cisgender male in the beginning of the film just so the trans character would be played by a trans actor? do you want a cis actor to play Einar, but a trans actor to play Lili?? it just doesn’t make sense.

  2. for fucks sake people this is a biopic. it’s history. it’s not Hollywood trying to make transgender people look bad or problematic with a fictional story, it’s telling the true story of Lili Elbe, one of the first documented cases of gender reassignment surgery

again, Hollywood is not a perfect business. but I think they should be praised and respected for their efforts to represent the trans community

[one-shot] Tonight I Am All Yours

Title: Tonight I Am All Yours

Rating: R

Warnings: sexual content, daddy!kink

Genre: smut

Pairing/s: Phan

Characters: mtf!danisnotonfire, AmazingPhil

Summary: Phil is a producer at a big movie studio and transgirl!Dan is his little sugar baby. They haven’t had sex in two weeks (coincidentally after Dan’s transition surgery) because Phil is busy working. Dan takes matters into her own hands.

A/N: Okay so I created an entire AU just for this fic to work because I only know how to write sex when it’s concerning vaginas that’s awful anyway so basically Dan is this trans-girl who is taken under her sugar daddy Phil’s wing who spoils her and pays for her degree in Film and Cinematography and her transition because Dan’s own parents were being very disrespectful of her gender identity and career path choices and Dan was very depressed

A/N 2: Kill two birds with one stone because I anonymously got prompted to write a sugar daddy AU 

A/N 3: The title is taken from Beyonce’s ‘Naughty Girl’.

A/N 4: Written for nsfwphannetwork’s Smutty Saturday 2 which we might never win for because what the hell is this

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