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punkgender:

one of the worst things about becoming educated on social issues is when people are like ‘you used to have a sense of humor’

no i used to have internalized prejudices which i’ve worked really hard to overcome and i realize now that your jokes are shitty

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(via jamietheignorantamerican)

I enjoy controlled loneliness. I like wandering around the city alone. I’m not afraid of coming back to an empty flat and lying down in an empty bed. I’m afraid of having no one to miss, of having no one to love.

—Kuba Wojewodzki, Polish journalist and comedian. (via coyotegold)

(Source: painlock, via paperchimes)

traumatrae:

I don’t find myself unattractive, but I also don’t find myself attractive.

I feel like I’m just sort of here, not something that really grabs anyone’s attention.
Sort of like a chair.
Or maybe a lamp.

(via lokidokeyartichoki)

megacosms:

I’m not going to prevent myself from evolving intellectually out of fear that someone might point out that I used to think differently. Well, of course I did, I’ve just come across evidence potent enough to transform my world view in the meantime. I’m not going to stagnate ideologically just for the sake of consistency.

(via bat-hiddles-man)

Hollywoods History of Faking It | The Evolution of Greenscreen Compositing

This video covers almost 100 years of film making magic and is FASCINATING

bowserfucker:

bakrua:

people saying it’s not realistic to have entire friend groups of queer kids in films or TV shows because ‘that never happens’ and instead they just have straight kids and one gay person like…… my friend group in school was made up of a trans boy, an asexual, and three bisexuals…….. like………… we exist

my friend group of about 6 people has ‘THE STRAIGHT FRIEND’

I literally have no straight friends and I have no idea how that happened. I have no straight people on my phone, even. Unless you count Target Pharmacy, and I’m pretty sure they are not all upstanding heterosexuals either.

(via lokidokeyartichoki)

lucyliuism:

i feel like reading fanfic has kind of broken my desire to read published stories bc like theyre so bland tbh like. where the hell am i gonna get queer android romance in a bookstore. who writes about past assassins working together in a coffeeshop. all i see are straight white people making out like really like REALLY

(via lokidokeyartichoki)

pimpunderthemountain:

barefootdramaturg:

tellychan:

justplainsomething:

nakedsasquatch:

lanawhatever:

nakedsasquatch it’s ya man

Okay but seriously folks - as often as I joke about this movie stirs my loins and as weirdly popular as this text post got a while back, I wanna rap with you all about why the George of the Jungle remake is a pretty important piece of cinema.

It’s literally the only movie I can think of that is based completely around the unheard of “FEMALE gaze.” Granted, while I’m a huge movie buff I’ve not seen every movie ever made. But even so, even if there’s another example of the “female gaze” in cinema that has escaped me it’s still damn impressive that a kids movie from 1997 based on a Jay Ward cartoon from the 60’s managed to turn gender representation in media on it’s fucking ass!

First things first, let’s look at our leading lady and love interest - Ursula, played by Leslie Mann.image

Let me just say that while Leslie Mann is adorable and a talented actress, she does look a little less conventional and a little more plain compared to the bombshells that Hollywood likes to churn out. Leslie, in comparison, looks much more like a real women you’d meet on the street. She dresses pretty conservatively and plain throughout the film ; Wearing outfits that are more functional than fashionable for trekking through the jungle, pulling her hair back and so forth. Not that if she was dolled up and more scantily clad it would give her character any less integrity, but can we appreciate how RARE that is in the male dominated industry of film? Just think about all the roads a film about a woman in the jungle COULD have taken but didn’t - no scenes with her clothes strategically ripped or anything! You can say this is a kids movie, intended for children and that’s why the sensuality of the female lead is so downplayed but there are PLENTY of kids movies that handle women in a very objectifying and sexualized manner despite the target audience is pre-pubescent. Like, a disgusting amount. So I don’t think “it’s a kids movie” is why the film doesn’t take ANY, let alone EVERY, opportunity to showcase the main female character’s sex appeal…

…especially considering the sex appeal of the film rests squarely on the well defined shoulders of our male lead, George of the Jungle played by Brendan Fraser in the best god damn shape of his life!

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*Homer Simpson Drooling Noises*

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Whenever members of the reddit community try to compare the sexualization of women in fiction to the design of characters such as Batman and Superman, I always want to just sit them down and show them this movie. Because THIS is what the female sexual fantasy looks like, and Batman and Superman are male power-fantasies. Look at him - his big blue eyes, his soft hair, his lean, chiseled physique built for dexterity rather than power. He’s wild and free, but gentle. It’s like he fell right out of that steamy romance novel your mom tried to hide from you growing up.

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Hell, the whole plot seems to be designed around how damn hot he is! First, for the majority of the film, he wears only a small strip of cloth to cover the dick balls and ass. Everything else is FAIR GAME to drool over for 40 minutes. Then, after he meets Ursula she takes him with her to San Francisco just so we can enjoy him in a well-tailored suit (as seen in the gif set), running around in an open and billowy shirt along side horses while Ursula and all of her friends literally crowd around and make sexual comments about him, and my personal favorite, ditch the loincloth entirely and have him walk around naked while covering his man-bits with various objects while one of Ursula’s very lucky friends oogles him and makes a joke along the lines of “So THAT’S why they call him the ‘KING of the Jungle’…”

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And yes, it’s also a very cute and funny little movie. Out of all the movies based on Jay Ward cartoons, it was the most faithful to the fast-paced humor and wit of the original source material (yes even the new Peabody and Sherman movie which honestly I thought was too cutesy-poo.) But that’s not why this movie is popular with the gay community or why we all became women in 1997. It’s just really cool that there’s a film out there where the sensuality of the female form takes a back seat for the oiled up, chiseled, physique of Brendan Fraser (in his prime that is)image

One thing to add: in the scene mentioned above where the ladies are watching him in the billowy shirt running with the horses, it pans back to about 50 feet away to two guys in suits at this party looking at the women and one of the guys says, “Man, what is it with women and horses?” So not only does this movie highlight the female gaze, but it blatantly points out that western male sensibilities don’t have a clue what actually appeals to women.

Can I just reblog this a thousand times?!

So very agreed. And now I’m going to go buy the movie on DVD, cause I don’t have it.

I know I already made a George of the Jungle post this week, but this one had to get reblogged too, but this movie is SO IMPORTANT and SO GOOD FOR KIDS.

Yes, it’s sweet and warmhearted and funny. Yes, it turns the oversexualization of women out on it’s ass. But can we talk about something else?

Can we talk about how George TREATS Ursula? How he never once tries to intimidate her or feels entitled to her, how he treats her like an equal from the start of the movie to the finish? Can we talk about how much he treats her with respect? How when he meets her he calls her ‘fella’ and then, upon seeing that she has breasts, thinks to himself ‘there’s something funny about this fella’ AND THEN LITERALLY DOESN’T QUESTION ANYTHING ELSE THE REST OF THE MOVIE AND CONTINUES TO TREAT HER AS IF THERE’S NOTHING DIFFERENT ABOUT HER? CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW THIS MOVIE HAS A FERAL MAN LIVING IN THE JUNGLE GIVE ZERO SHITS ABOUT GENDER?

The bad guy in this movie is a rich WASP who treats Ursula like a fragile little flower, or a commodity, and spends the entire film talking down to and looking down on the black men who are his jungle guides, and making a fool of himself in Swahili. It is continually played for laughs how much he doesn’t actually know anything, how much smarter and wiser the guides are, and how the bad guy is literally a shitbag. And guess what? The guides totally win.

George is a totally good guy who wants to protect everybody, who is kind to animals, who never judges on appearance, who gives everyone second chances. He’s like the jungle version of Steve Rogers.

This movie is fucking awesome for kids, and it’s hilarious (and breaks the fourth wall all the time in the best ways). And it does it all without any serious violence or death, and it has a happy ending.

Seriously, if you missed this gem in your childhood, go watch it.

(Source: owenhartofficial, via gavin-is-screaming)