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

Friday, July 23, 2010

a little light bitching

i love spy shows, spy novels, spy movies. i think you have to be super
smart to write good spy stuff, and if you're not that smart you should
stick to detective shows or hospital dramas. i don't enen mind some
cheese in my espionage. i watch burn notice. so i was excited to see
covert affairs. but omfg it couldn't be any worse. i am pretty sure
it's baywatch in bad polyester. the suspension of disbelief required
to watch that rollingball of flaming shit is so large that only
hallucinogenic drugs would serve. a jr civil servant who lives with
her sister can afford a pair of louboutains? she's the best in spy
school but can't employ a few self defense moves in a fight. and she
forgets to grab the intel? and an agency where half the staff are
under 30 the girl who hasn't finished training is the only one who
speaks russian and looks like a prostitute? and i haven't even started
on the blind sidekick stereotypes yet. this show is so bad it makes 2
and a half men look smart.

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