“I think a lot about what makes a strong female character. You know, movies and TV shows, these things have influence, my own website. So I think the question of “What makes a strong female character?”, often goes misinterpreted. And instead we get these two-dimensional superwomen, who maybe have one quality that’s played up a lot. Like, you know, a Catwoman type, or she plays her sexuality up a lot and it’s seen as power. But they’re not strong characters who happen to be female, they’re completely flat and they’re basically cardboard characters.
The problem with this is that then people expect women to be that easy to understand, and women are mad at themselves for not being that simple. When in actuality, women are complicated. Women are multifaceted. Not because women are crazy, but because people are crazy. And women happen to be people!”
-Tavi Gevinson for TEDTalks [x]
Sam you wouldn’t by any chance wear this cologne would you?
Sam: Yes, actually. Why do you ask?
Gnar: o uo? *ear twitch*
Wrath of Khan was better.
Ruby Rhod is one of my favorite characters in sci-fi ever because he is Luc Besson’s vision of the hetero sex symbol of the future: a flamboyant, emotionally labile man who wears skin-tight leopard print or decks himself in roses, a man who accessorizes with big jewelry and dabbles in cosmetics. And the ladies love him. Everything about him screams “gay” according to our stereotypes, but he’s portrayed as a 100% straight sexual dynamo.
Besson is one of the few directors I’ve seen who actually recognizes that our ideas of sexuality and gender performance might have changed drastically in the future.
He also has one of the most jarring entrances in a movie. Like the entire movie screeches to a halt because he bursts onto the scene well into the second act and it’s so strange and arresting and Bruce Willis is just like “what the fuck is even going on anymore?”
It’s p. great.
just one more thing that illustrates how much Fifth Element is the best sci-fi movie
An exotic creature from an alien world.
I was going to bed at 9PM, since I have to be at work at 5AM. I had just settled down when all of a sudden…my printer started to GZZKKRRNNKKGGZZZZ WONK WONK WONK GZZZZZTRHHHHRHH WEEEEEEEE GZZKKRRNNKKGGZZZ WHRRRRR NGNGNNGNGGGGG GZZZZZZWONK VVVRRRMMM WWWWVVVMM GZZNNNNGGG WHNNNNNG GZZZZKKK WHHHRRRRR…