political movie

Don’t say you love me if I’m only gray to you. It’s either black or white, yes or no, up or down. There’s no ‘well maybe she’ll work’. I am a gift to you and if you do not cherish me like the queen I am, then leave and stop wasting my time. If you want to be with me, you have to work for it. I am not a prize to be won but I am the judge seeing if you are suitable and willing to deal with me. Deal with my random rambles and my soft kisses and my ugly laugh and my cute chubby tummy and my hot screams. Do not say you want me because I’m better than nothing. If anything, you need me more than I need you.
—  this isn’t my best but oh well
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People should definitely know that boycotting this movie won’t solve anything, but it does mean standing up for what you believe in and it absolutely does hold significance for folks like me who are cash-poor and don’t have the luxury of boycotting corporations and folks that are pro-Israel and for the continuing massacre of Palestinians.

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Steve Bannon reportedly tried to make a movie about “blood purity” and wanted Mel Gibson to fund it

  • Steve Bannon once attempted to make a dark film that painted scientific advancement as a new eugenics movement, the Daily Beast reported.
  • And this was going to be one weird film. The movie, according to the report, covered a wide array of topics, including but not limited to: mutants, abortion, cloning and “designer humans.”
  • Bannon — who was a Hollywood producer in the 1990s — even met with Mel Gibson, the actor infamous for an anti-Semitic rant, about the project, according to the Daily Beast’s report. Read more

okay but can we talk about the 4 biggest movies this week?

Kong: Skull Island

  • useful female characters who aren’t sexualized
  • no romance subplots
  • diverse cast
  • no racist, sexist, transphobic, or homophobic jokes

Beauty and the Beast

  • a diverse period piece (this almost never happens omg)
  • gay characters and men wearing makeup in a family movie
  • pro-gender equality message
  • did I mention there are GAY CHARACTERS IN A FAMILY MOVIE??

Logan

  • Spanish-speaking POC female lead
  • also she’s a badass
  • also she’s a kid
  • no offensive jokes yet again

Get Out

  • mostly Black cast
  • directly addresses racial issues in a unique way
  • diverse crew (including mixed-race director)

Two unproblematic action movies, a culturally-relevant, political horror movie, and a family movie that isn’t just a bunch of straight white people everywhere.  Am I dreaming?  We still have a long way to go but this is a great start.

Ivanka Trump Misgendered Me

So I work at a movie theater in NJ that the Trump family, having a house and several businesses in the area, have patronized in the past. Several of my co-workers have met the current POTUS himself before he became the president. The Trump family has been coming for years to our theater.

Today, Ivanka Trump came in to see Wonder Woman with her husband and a body guard. I was working at the box office when she came in and bought her tickets. At first I didn’t recognize her until I saw Jared Kushner’s name on the credit card and then it clicked. Trying to act natural so as to preserve my present employment, despite shot of adrenaline the realization gave me, I hand her the tickets and said what I always say: “Enjoy the show.” To which she replied:

“Thank you sir.”

It wouldn’t have bothered me as deeply if I wasn’t wearing RAINBOW FUCKING EYESHADOW FOR PRIDE MONTH!

FUCK THE TRUMPS. FUCK THE HATERS. I’m still proud to be a TRANS LESBIAN AMERICAN. IM DAMN FABULOUS. FUCK THESE POSERS WHO WEAR OUR COMMUNITY AS A POLITICAL STATEMENT. YOU CLAIM TO SUPPORT THE QUEER COMMUNITY? LIVE IT.