MARCELINE AND BUBBLEGUM ARE G A Y
MARCELINE AND BUBBLEGUM HAVE BOTH EXPRESSED ATTRACTION TO MEN SO THEYRE PROBABLY B I S E X U A L
i don’t care
I do bc bisexuals have literally no representation in media lol get ur biphobia away from me pls
Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.
I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.
Imagine hordes of people attacking someone and insisting they’re WRONG for mentioning that it’s still a crime to steal a wallet even if it’s right there on the counter with the owner looking in the other direction.
But I agree with you. It bothers me that I’m always told that I do strong female characters. When in reality, I look at my characters and I feel like they were all broken. They all came from a very devastating past. They were trying to achieve something, they had hope, and they wanted to get someplace, like everything other character that has a meaningful and relevant arc in the story.
It’s because we don’t really know women. We don’t write women accurately. We don’t see women the way that we should see women as a society, as a human race. When you see a real woman, you shouldn’t be saying she’s strong, you should be saying she’s real.
I’m not saying that Gamora is an exception, but you look at my character in Columbiana, and she’s stealthy, she’s agile, she’s physical. But even if I wasn’t physically agile, she would still carry the baggage of whatever happened in my childhood. And I handle myself in the way that I feel a woman should be. I don’t create it. It’s just something that comes natural.
So when people think they are paying me a compliment, in reality what we are saying as a society and as an art society, is that we need to focus more on the real aspect of what a woman is, and not the superficial cosmetic features of a woman as a muse to inspire us to create calendar girls. To create bombshells. To create serviceable characters, beautiful paintings of the girl with a pearl earring: if there’s nothing there behind it, it’s just her face - what’s the story?"
allerasphinx said: did you watch the comic con vid? i like natalie dormer and all, but she totally white-feministed that question the moderator asked the panel.
she totally did. like without even remotely a doubt.
i was listening to her speak and i’m just like…what a fucking luxury to be able to talk about things like weight and boobs——i swear nicole was going somewhere with her “ass-size” comment but she got cut off. the treatment and sexualization of black women’s bodies is VERY different.
natalie, as a white women, can sit down and talk about how “unhealthy” body image is in magazines—-blah blah blah but like what about RACE and REPRESENTATION? what about the women who ARENT seeing themselves in magazines? white actors ALWAYS ignore race and colorism when it comes to the body image issue in hollywood.
like, i’m sorry u have to be skinny but at least u’re white…? does that sound cruel? i mean whiteness opens all sorts of doors that r forever shut to actors like nicole—-regardless of talent.
i remember a hollywood roundtable where all these white actors were talking about why they didnt get roles (too fat, boobs not big enough) and i think it was regina king who made a statement that basically amounted to the reason why she didn’t get a role was because she was black. and everyone got quiet, lol. cause i mean oop u gotta lose weight? cant eat that cake? how about someone basically asking u to change the color of ur skin or the shape of ur eyes? how about that?
i dunno…natalie isn’t the first white actor to be ignorant at panels. i keep thinking about that guy from spartacus complaining about having to go tanning and wear bronzers and manu bennet just calling him out like the reason why he’s the lead is because of that. rinse and repeat with mindy kaling and the ignorant shit said to her when she talked about diversity at her roundtable. or how about EVERY hollywood roundtable where white actors get to sit around look wide-eyed and innocent while their colleagues of color talk about the lack of new projects they’re getting and the racism in the industry. those white actors and directors who listen to these statements with varying degrees of silence or open-mouthed silencing techniques.
one of these days i want somebody to stand up during one of these panels and read these white actors for filth. i aint got no problems with natalie dormer but this kind of speaking that normalizes white women and others non-white women needs to stop. at some point SOMEONE needs to acknowledge the european standards of beauty. i THOUGHT natalie was going in that direction with her whole “french films” business but it was more bullshit “oh we get to see different shapes of ppl” BUT WHITE PPL NATALIE, U GET TO SEE MORE WHITE PPL!
It really comes off as uber pretentious when people start speaking about “European films” as if they don’t have issues with representation as well.
I listened to her and she basically said nothing that hasn’t been said…like Natalie needs to understand there’s a reason why she’s on the Tudors, Elementary, Game of Thrones, in the Hunger Games as an actress who’s only claim to fame prior to that was playing the jump off for the coke addicted attorney in Silk. That she, as a white English woman, can get roles that a black American actress can’t even dream of.
So, yeah….when they talk about weight, boobs, and ass and lack thereof as a hindrance, I roll my eyes. All those superficial things can be changed if they choose. Kerry Washington made an excellent point when she did The Hollywood Reporter’s roundtable for TV actresses in the run up to the 2013 Emmys. All the women talking about having to lose weight, and she had to contend with being told she’s “too ethnic”, “the production was not ‘going black’, and she told them they could lose the weight, but she couldn’t change her skin color, nor does she want to. And then, nothing but blank stares and crickets.
Wait, I’m confused.
So a white woman (who is openly a feminist) can’t speek about issues of body image in the media and the industry she works in and how it affects youg girls, unless she always mentions woc and the issues of representation in all of her answers in every single interview she does????
Like, I’m confused.
The question wasn’t even about race or the issues with the representation of poc, it was about women and body types. And the answer Natalie gave was about how she herself is aware of that issue and that in European films had more body type diversity.
But because she didn’t say “well what about poc?!??” she’s suddenly an “entiled white actress” who “isn’t a good enough feminist” and “doesn’t understand/care about these issues”??????
I don’t see how it’s her responsibility to make the entire world aware of representation issues. And I don’t see why people are more concerned with calling out an actress instead of the the actual show creaters and writers for the issues of representation??
What about the INTERVIEWER??? Why isn’t this post about the question and not the answer? Why aren’t you saying: “why didn’t she ask about the race representation issues?” instead of “her answer was shit”?
I’m also confused why of all the people with shitty interview answers THIS is the one you are dissecting and criticizing? Really? Of all the sexist, racist people to choose from at comic con, this is the thing you have an issue with?
And honestly “Boohoo you have to be skinny. I’m black I have it harder”. Obviously poc have it much harder, and especially in this industry. But to so blantanly act as if the issue of body type, it’s effect on women and it’s connection to the descrimination of poc isn’t an issue in itself???
I’m seriously so fucking confused by this post, I truly am.
I’m pretty sure “body type” issues affect poc as well.
I get the frustration with the whole thing, though. Body issues in Hollywood affect women of color vastly differently and that wasn’t even brought up at the panel.
Using this panel as yet another example of ONLY white people’s issues being focussed on all of the time in this industry is perfectly fine.
BUT! I do agree with you about focussing in on and directly attacking Natalie Dormer’s answer specifically. She’s not the one who “white-feministed it” just by answering the question asked.
The panel had a lack of insight and a white-centric obliviousness. You’re right that the blame for the focus of the panel discussion should be on the way the panel was set up, the industry, and the interviewer. And when we fight this battle, our focus should be on targets who make the decisions and wield the power.Read more
Today was an exceptional day.
HOW FAR??? Seriously!
Not only rewriting history, but actually rebuilding a major ancient sculpture that is one of the world-renowned national symbols of Egypt? Just so that people watching the movie won’t question why the main characters also look European instead of Egyptian? REALLY???
I think I’m going to make a film about the American Revolution, only the entire cast will be Korean actors, and I’ll film a scene in a museum with portraits re-painted to make Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin look Korean, and I’ll build replicas of several statues of George Washington so he’s a Korean man riding a unicorn instead of a horse. Maybe I’ll have a statue of a martian standing tall in the middle of the Jefferson Memorial.