Friday, July 29, 2011

#maleobjectification

music: Maria Taylor - Matador

(I'll either hate this movie, or secretly-furiously like it. I already feel dumb just posting the trailer here, but anyways...)



Replay the end of that trailer.

"Seriously?! It's like you're photoshoped!"

I've been reading/thinking/writing too much about faux lesbianism (softbianism, bisexual chic, call it however you want) (and the male gaze), so I feel like I'm entitled to a little male objectification, hehe.

No, seriously. Last time I forgot to mention smth very important: a guy who looks like that is nothing special, actually he's just blah, but a guy who looks like that and talks like this, now that's smth entirely different:
You have to question a cinematic culture which preaches artistic expression, and yet would support a decision that is clearly a product of a patriarchy-dominant society, which tries to control how women are depicted on screen. The MPAA is okay supporting scenes that portray women in scenarios of sexual torture and violence for entertainment purposes, but they are trying to force us to look away from a scene that shows a woman in a sexual scenario, which is both complicit and complex. It's misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman's sexual presentation of self. I consider this an issue that is bigger than this film.
- Ryan Gosling (source: Jezebel)

(And if you don't want to just take his word for it, (re:)watch This Film Is Not Yet Rated; the MPAA is one sexist, homophobic little devil.)

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