movie: women in love

What really sucks about the way Joss Whedon writes is that he sort of has this idea that if he writes about women being strong and confident, that is all it takes for women to appreciate his work. Like, even if the villain constantly belittles a woman for being a woman and people are constantly harassing her and sexualizing her, it’s okay because she’s strong and she can take it.

The biggest difference between Whedon’s version of Wonder Woman and Jenkins is that in Whedon’s version Wonder Woman is A Woman. She (and the audience) must be constantly aware that she is a Woman, that she is Sexy, that she is overcoming incredible odds because she has the terrible disadvantage of Being Born A Woman.

Whereas in Jenkins’ film Diana simply exists. There are some points made by other characters about her being a woman, like when Steve won’t sleep with her because he feels it’s improper, or when his secretary says, “Oh yes, put specs on her, like after that she won’t be the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen”, but Diana is almost completely unaware of her status as a Dreaded Woman. Her excitement over a baby? She’s literally never seen one before. Her little makeover seen? Spends the whole thing looking for something comfortable she can fight in. She basically never mentions the difference between men and women, never even says that women are better or whatever because she was raised by them. 

Joss Whedon would have never let Wonder Woman forget she was a Woman. She would have constantly been making comments about it, wether positive or negative, as would everyone around her. In Whedon’s heyday that might have flown a lot better, but now women seem to be a little sick of grrrrl power. They just want power. They just want to exist, both on screen and in life, without constant reminders that they are Women and that they must pay for that at every turn.

What The Signs Want in Movies

Aries: Bisexual Characters
Taurus: Bisexual Characters
Gemini: Bisexual Characters
Cancer: Bisexual Characters
Leo: Bisexual Characters
Virgo: Bisexual Characters
Libra: Bisexual Characters
Scorpio: Bisexual Characters
Sagittarius: Bisexual Characters
Capricorn: Bisexual Characters
Aquarius: Bisexual Characters
Pisces: NOT KILLING aforementioned bisexual characters 

LGBTQ+ Movies of 2016: Part 3

Below Her Mouth

An unexpected affair quickly escalates into a heart-stopping reality for two women whose passionate connection changes their lives forever.

Do You Take This Man

Daniel and Christopher have to rely on their close friends and families to help them through drama on the eve of their wedding.

Indignation 

In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

Women Who Kill

Commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean, locally famous true crime podcasters, suspect Morgan’s new love interest is a murderer.

I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová)

Raised in Prague, Olga Hepnarová was a timid by nature and troubled child with no friends, that was frequently bullied by her classmates. Living in a strict family environment, feeling alone and unable to cope with life’s issues, she gradually alienated herself. Unable to fit in, she felt a raging hatred growing inside her towards the indifference of society that left her destroyed by people. Rejected by everyone and marginalized, she meticulously plotted against society, declaring her intention for revenge against her family and the world…

It’s Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde)

After 12 years of absence, Louis, a writer, goes back to his hometown, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family. 

Center of my World (Die Mitte der Welt)

After a summer spent with his his best friend Kat to escape his family, Phil goes back to school and starts to question his feelings towards Nicholas, a new classmate.

The Pass

Nineteen-year-old Jason and Ade have been in the Academy of a famous London football club since they were eight years old. It’s the night before their first-ever game for the first team - a Champions League match - and they’re in a hotel room in Romania. They should be sleeping, but they’re over-excited. They skip, fight, mock each other, prepare their kit, watch a teammate’s sex tape. And then, out of nowhere, one of them kisses the other. The impact of this ‘pass’ reverberates through the next ten years of their lives - a decade of fame and failure, secrets and lies, in a sporting world where image is everything.

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Girls Trip is the Movie I Never Thought I Needed to Watch

Watching the movie Girls Trip was amazing. Yes, it was hilarious and truly one of the best movies I’ve seen in a LONG time but it was also beautifully made. To see 4 beautiful Black women come together on a movie screen to portray having a great time and enjoying one another’s company was so refreshing to see. To see 4 beautiful Black women portray a sisterhood and go through rough times but STILL keep their friendship first was too much for words. To watch these 4 beautiful Black women be successful in life was the icing on the cake.

People don’t understand how much of a big deal this is. People only think Black actors/actresses can be on movies if they’re playing slaves, are from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, speak in Ebonics all the time, are drug dealers, etc. so to see Black women portray a different side of Black livelihood is the most beautiful thing in the world. These type of movies are almost always reserved for White casts so yes, I got emotional after this movie was over.

So thank you Kenya Barris, Tracy Oliver, and Erica Rivinoja for writing it.

Thank you William Packer for producing it.

Thank you William D. Lee for producing and directing it.

And thank you to Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, and Jada Pinkett Smith for making the characters come to life and making it soooo relatable to millions of young women around the world.

This movie deserves all the praises in the world for not only being extremely hilarious and fun to watch but for breaking down barriers and proving to Hollywood that Black people are multi-dimensional in all formats!