also like the whole thing about “supermodels” in Mad Max: Fury Road is
yes? there are supermodels? most if not all the Wives were in fact played by models?
to which we/George Miller are like, so what?
as if them being supermodels makes them… less valid?? as actresses? as women? as people? makes this film less good of a movie?
thing is, them being supermodels actually SERVES THE NARRATIVE. It works on every level of context. Immortan Joe’s most prized harem consists of the most slender, tall, long-legged, voluptuous,
beautiful women in his kingdom - Victoria’s Secret models whom that society (and ours) has on one hand elevated to be the pinnacle of the standards of female beauty, but on the other hand reduced to being primarily objects of male lust and little else. That people would see the Wives in the trailer and immediately dismiss them as just impossibly beautiful window dressing in a male-centered movie (lookin atchu Anna Kendrick) proves a point. That Mad Max: Fury Road is a completely absurd yet totally believable extension of what’s true now.
That the Wives were portrayed as frail, scared, determined, distraught, capable, self-possessed and surprisingly full of personality, and not sexualized at all despite the sexual nature of their dress and their function was just, like, overwhelming to me. (yeah, low standards, I know) So what if they’re supermodels. They have every right to freedom and survival and respect as any other non-female or non-model or human being.
And then the Vuvalini appeared and that scene where you first meet them I was so anxious, like, oh no, there’s gonna be one semi-accidental nipslip here, to service the male audience members, it’s gonna happen, and then it doesn’t and the scene is instead really just full of beauty and grace?? dark hair and muslin
billowing artfully in a strong desert wind and an even stronger woman running through it - and then I was crying for the next 10 minutes
hell I’m crying RIGHT NOW just thinking about it and I’m going to stop writing about this tl;dr the MRAs were right this is distinctly a feminist movie and George Miller is a feminist and they can all pack up their dicks and move to Australia like they keep threatening to do and that metal-as-fuck country will finish them all off for us