Gorgeous & so cool
I just wanted to have a moment of appreciation for my favorite female-led non-romantic comedies
Can we appreciate how feminist all these movies are in completely different ways?
Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids proved that yes, a comedy with an all girl cast is possible, and both guys and girls will fucking love it
Easy A is filled to the brim with slut-shaming and how fucking ridiculous it is
She’s the Man has the traditional type of plot of a tomboy girl succeeding in a male-dominated area (typical does not mean bad)
Mean Girls is all about the cattiness of girls and how that shit has got to stop. (“You’ve got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores”)
And Legally Blonde is a personal favorite. Beauty does not mean ignorance, femininity does not mean inferiority. You can be kick-ass, intelligent and feminist even when you’re wearing pink. This kinda message seems a little harder to come by when it comes to “empowered women” in the media.
Basically, these movies are progressive gold
“ non-romantic “
Um. Every one of those movies has the main character fall in love with a man. Literally, every one. Each ending has a man with a woman. I’m just going to call bullshit.
Once again I’ll say that just because there IS a romance in a movie doesn’t make the POINT of the movie a romance. What I’m celebrating here is the movies that are comedies without the basis being romance.
In Iron Man, Tony falls for Pepper. NOT CONSIDERED A ROMANCE.
In Captain America, Steve and Peggy. NOT CONSIDERED A ROMANCE.
In Troy, Achilles and Briseis. NOT CONSIDERED A ROMANCE.
Pirates of the Caribbean, Bruce Almighty, the Hangover, Thor, Anchorman, and so many more feature two people being in or entering in a relationship and not one of them is considered a romantic movie.
JUST BECAUSE A WOMAN IS THE MAIN CHARACTER AND FALLS IN LOVE DOESN’T MAKE THE WHOLE MOVIE A ROMANCE GOD DAMMIT.
Also like, archetypally it’s not a comedy if you don’t get hitched. Now, in some things that can manifest as a friendship arc concluding successfully (a la Hot Fuzz), but usually it’s a romance. Still doesn’t have to be the focus, though, and in none of these examples is it.
Artist Fernando Reza, also known as Fro, has captured a series of insane fan theories in the form of these fake movie posters. The theories include Ferris Bueller being a figment of Cameron’s imagination, the shining is Stanley Kubrick’s confession that he helped faked the moon landing, but my personal favourite is the one relating to me neighbor totoro. Here’s Fro’s description of the totoro theory.
My Neighbor Totoro
The Death God
This one is a bit dark, and apparently it’s widespread enough that Studio Ghibli officially denied that the theory carried any weight whatsoever.
Here’s the theory as told by tophat duck in the reddit thread:
The rumor says that Totoro is the God of Death, so the persons that can see Totoro are actually close to death, or already dead. What that means for the story is that when Mei goes missing and a sandal is found in the pond, Mei actually drowned. When Satsuki is asked about the sandal she cannot face the truth and lies about it not being Mei’s sandal. So Satsuki goes on a desperate search for Totoro, calling for him and actually opens up the door the realm of the dead herself.
Pretty dark right? Some people say that the story parallels an actual murder case in Japan.
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Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield promo shot from The Amazing Spider-Man
GAH! I can’t wait. :)