Saturday, July 24, 2010

movie reviews because the rest of the world bites

i watched towelhead last night ans had my socks blown off me. consider
this both a trigger and spoiler warning ...............
this maybe the only time i've ever seen the difference between a
girl's own sexual agency and rape clearly demonstrated. not to mention
the holy shit intersectionality warning batman of a brown girl being
sexualized early and responding to that attention after being made to
feel less than over and over again.
there was only one thing off about the movie, and that's the crunchy
granola hipster couple who rescue Jasira from all the adults in her
life who hurt her, but by that point i was just relieved to see any
adult act like a non douche. it prolly belongs in the horr-underful
movie genre, but you should go netflix it right now.
(someday when i have a compy and real internet access again i'll go
back to writing things that aren't pop cultural commentaries
constrained by the maximum characters my phone will let me type. in
the mean time, this is what you get)

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning

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