Lauren. 27. Northern California native. Nerd. Feminist. Liberal. Cinephile. Bibliophile. Pagan. Belly Dancer. Hufflepuff. Renaissance Faire reenactor. Has a love/hate relationship with George Lucas. Joss Whedon fangirl. Disney Enthusiast.

♥Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Angel. Xena Warrior Princess. Firefly. Supernatural. Lost. Stargate. Ugly Americans. Robot Chicken. The Tudors. The Walking Dead. Archer. Once Upon a Time. Fringe.♥

♥Star Wars. Lord of the Rings. Pirates of the Caribbean. Indiana Jones. Jurassic Park. Disney. Practical Magic. Moulin Rouge. Jaws. Harry Potter. Zombieland. Titanic. Resident Evil.♥

 

But still, why is the Pixar movie with the female lead a movie solely about female relationships?

Richard Lawson’s review of Brave

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YEAH WE NEED MORE MEN MOVIES LIKE MAYBE A BUDDY COMEDY ABOUT A COWBOY AND AN ASTRONAUT OR MAYBE A MOVIE ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A FATHER FISH AND HIS SON OR ANOTHER BUDDY COMEDY ABOUT TWO MONSTERS OR ANOTHER MOVIE ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP OF A FATHER FIGURE AND A YOUNG BOY

YOU’RE RIGHT, RICHARD, PIXAR DOESN’T REPRESENT NEARLY ENOUGH MALE RELATIONSHIPS

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everything would be nonsense.: damnitdisney: The Bold and the Brave Brave, Pixar’s 13th feature film,...

listentoyourmumzy:

damnitdisney:

The Bold and the Brave

Brave, Pixar’s 13th feature film, is indeed rather brave. Yes, it strays from the romance focus; yes, it gives us a strong female lead; yes, it questions hetero-monogamous-marriage as the happy ending. But the real derring-do comes from the fact…

YES. Read all the words.

Not being assaulted is not a privilege to be earned through the judicious application of personal safety strategies. A woman should be able to walk down the street at 4 in the morning in nothing but her socks, blind drunk, without being assaulted, and I, for one, am not going to do anything to imply that she is in any way responsible for her own assault if she fails to Adequately Protect Herself. Men aren’t helpless dick-driven maniacs who can’t help raping a vulnerable woman. It disrespects EVERYONE.

‘At least Black Widow will be good.’ THAT’S WHAT EVERYONE SAID THE MOMENT THEY HIRED JOSS WHEDON.

AND THE FUNNY THING ABOUT EVERYONE WHO MADE THAT BLIND ASSUMPTION IS THAT THEY WERE ULTIMATELY RIGHT. AFTER ALL, JOSS WHEDON HAS HAD HIS FAIR SHARE OF FEMALE ASS-KICKING HEROES, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY HE ALWAYS HAD A PENCHANT FOR MAKING THEM COMPELLING PEOPLE. IN HER PREVIOUS ROLE IN IRON MAN 2, BOTH SCARLET AND THE BLACK WIDOW CHARACTER WERE, WELL, FINE. BUT THERE IS NO DENYING SHE WAS PRETTY MUCH ONLY REQUIRED TO ALTERNATE BETWEEN SEXY/PROFESSIONAL AND KICK-ASS/PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS HOW MOST WOMEN’S ACTION ROLES ARE WRITTEN.

SO HOW DOES JOSS GO BEYOND THAT?

LOOK PEOPLE, IT’S NOT MAGIC. IT’S NOT EVEN THAT HARD. IT ALL COMES FROM A PLACE OF RESPECT. YOU BASICALLY SIT THERE AS A WRITER AND SAY THE FOLLOWING: “I will not take the easy route because I assume that is all that is expected of me. I will make this character a fully-realized person. I will give her a range of emotions. I will give her capacities beyond being sexy and kicking ass. I will give her great moments. I will not make her fight the other woman. I will give her the same stuff I’m required to give all the other characters.” THAT’S IT.

AND THAT’S HOW WE GOT A BLACK WIDOW WHO HAS GREAT MOMENTS, A SENSE OF HISTORY, A SENSE OF EMOTIONAL GRAVITAS, A RANGE OF EMOTIONS, AND HEY, WOULDN’T YOU KNOW IT? ALSO HAPPENS TO BE SEXY AND ASS-KICKING TOO. WHODATHUNK?

Film Crit Hulk (via fuckyeahblackwidow)

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And here is what Leia does, when you force her into a scanty outfit and choke-chain: she takes that chain, and she kills you with it. She doesn’t let her clothing get in her way or limit her more than she can help—she waits for her moment to strike, and then she conquers her would-be conqueror and saves the day.

And I was a little kid, not yet desensitized to violence […] Jabba’s death scene freaked the hell out of me. It wasn’t a clean blaster shot to the chest or a slice from a lightsaber that sent sparks flying or made you turn invisible. There were struggles, and flailing, and twitching limbs. The shots are close-ups, and very dark—it’s vicious, and vengeful, and physical, and very very personal.

So for me, wearing that gold bikini does not mean Here I am, a sexy toy for your amusement and gratification.

To me, that gold bikini says, If you fuck with me, I will end you.

As egos collide, Black Widow—street name, Natasha Romanova—is the only character who does not throw a monstrous hissyfit. The only character to gather actionable intelligence against Loki from Loki. The character who not only literally kicks sense back into the brainwashed Hawkeye, but then absolves him of any sins performed while under the loony god’s spell.

You want fearless? When midtown Manhattan is swarming with thousands of robo-aliens, the dreaded Chitauri, Black Widow commandeers one of their slippery aero-sleds and flies it to steal Loki’s glowing phallic scimitar so as to save the world so Iron Man can blow up the aliens.

From an article about the reviews downplaying/ignoring the importance of Black Widow in the film, and the role of women in action in general. (via honeyspider)

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Arizona Senate passed a bill yesterday that allows doctors to withhold information from a pregnant person if they suspect it may lead to an abortion

getinthehandbasket:

iamateenagefeminist:

EVEN if the information might be vital to the patients survival. 

Source 

This makes me sick to my stomach, on the verge of tears. 

It’s very clear that conservatives don’t care if women live or die as long as they can control us. 

once again, FUCK YOU Arizona! FUCK YOU VERY MUCH!

plantingcosmos:

“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TV Series Coming to ABC”
“Disney wants to continue the success it has had with its new show Once Upon A Time. Deadline reports that ABC has ordered a pilot for Beauty and the Beast. The drama is being written by Jericho co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg. The project is described as “a period/fantastical reimagining of the classic fairy tale set in a mythical, dangerous world wherein a beautiful and tough Princess discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast.”

Beauty and the Beast would be a companion show for Once Upon A Time in the Sunday 9 PM slot. Both shows will feature classic Disney characters like Snow White, Prince Charming, Belle, and the Beast. Steinberg will serve as exec producer of Beauty and the Beast with Mojo Films’ Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile for ABC Studios. This is a completely different pilot than the recently announced CW reboot of Beauty And The Beast, the 1980s series starring Linda Hamilton. “

plantingcosmos:

“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TV Series Coming to ABC”

Disney wants to continue the success it has had with its new show Once Upon A Time. Deadline reports that ABC has ordered a pilot for Beauty and the Beast. The drama is being written by Jericho co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg. The project is described as “a period/fantastical reimagining of the classic fairy tale set in a mythical, dangerous world wherein a beautiful and tough Princess discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast.”

Beauty and the Beast would be a companion show for Once Upon A Time in the Sunday 9 PM slot. Both shows will feature classic Disney characters like Snow White, Prince Charming, Belle, and the Beast. Steinberg will serve as exec producer of Beauty and the Beast with Mojo Films’ Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile for ABC Studios. This is a completely different pilot than the recently announced CW reboot of Beauty And The Beast, the 1980s series starring Linda Hamilton. “