tumblr is full of shit
tumblr is full of shit
I couldn’t type about this last night because I got home from the movie at like 12am and I was so exhausted I had to pass out. And much to my dismay when I checked tumblr to see how excited people were about the very important messages in this movie, I found out that someone had started a rumor about how it was trans misogynist.
Tumblr has already begun spreading rumors about how it is trans misogynist and is making fun of trans people. THIS IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE.
Here’s what happened, though I already reblogged a more detailed post about it, this is the TL;DR version:
The evil villain who pretty much a poor person with ‘ambition’ who decides to step on other people to get to the top to acquire the status symbol of privileged old white guys of the movie, at one point in the movie is revealed to dress in drag as a disguise. He has an alternate persona named Madame Frou Frou who he uses to laud himself for trampling the box trolls and spinning terrible myths about their monstrosity. This Madame Frou Frou is used to sing uncomfortably painful songs about how the boxtrolls are monsters. This is because the leader of the old white privileged dudes HATES the evil bad guy, but he ADORES this Madame Frou Frou. AT THE END OF THE MOVIE, THE EVIL BAD GUY REVEALS HIMSELF TO BE MADAME FROU FROU, AND TEASES POINTEDLY AT THE LEAD OLD WHITE GUY WHO HATES HIM, IN A ‘HAH I GOT YOU’ KIND OF WAY.
Now that is over,
THE REASON YOU SHOULD PLEASE GO SEE THE BOXTROLLS MOVIE:
1. Laika is a small company that is constantly doing wonderful progressive things and should be applauded for it. Please, they do not have the numbers of the big three (dreamworks/disney/pixar) and need to get the cult following NOW, not after the movie has been released on dvd and gone out of theaters.
2. This movie, is, in a nutshell: The absolute best allegory for classism, racism, and mixed heritage families I’ve ever seen. And it’s an animated kids film that I expect lots of kids (and their parents) will go see. The classism and privileged society stuff you see in the story is so spot on, that at times the movie is actually really painful, and heartbreaking to watch. There were times where I was literally uncomfortable and awkward and confused as to why I was? And by the end of the movie I realized that there were actual caricatures of those infuriating people in real life that we try to educate and argue with on a daily basis. I mean, we all know how exhausting it is, and how defensive and nervous you get when privileged people talk about the poor or POC?? I got this same feeling when watching it because they pin point those people so well in this movie and they are not only the villains, but the foils/people who do nothing to help.
3. IT IS LITERALLY JUST SUPER FUN, ADORABLE, HILARIOUS, AND AWESOME TO WATCH. Please, it was so much fun, and when you do go see it, you have to stay till the end of the credits for the best part.
I WILL SCREAM IT FROM THE TOP OF MY LUNGS IF I HAVE TO
THIS MOVIE IS MADE OF GREATNESS AND HARD WORK AND HAS AN AMAZING STORY
DO NOT LET SOME RANDOM PERSON ON THE INTERNET THAT YOU’VE NEVER MET WHO HAPPENS TO HAVE AN OPINION DICTATE WHETHER OR NOT YOU SEE THIS INCREDIBLE FILM
LAIKA STUDIOS WORKED FOR YEARS ON THIS MOVIE
PARANORMAN WAS ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING AND LAIKA GOT SCREWED OVER IN THE BOX OFFICE BECAUSE EVERYONE WAS SO REPULSED BY ONE OF THE CHARACTERS REVEALING HE WAS GAY AT THE END
THE BOXTROLLS DOES NOT NEED THIS NEGATIVE ATTENTION
IT NEEDS HAPPINESS AND SMILES AND PEOPLE TAKING THEIR LOVELY FAMILIES AND KIDS AND FRIENDS TO GO SEE THIS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL ANIMATED FILM
DON’T JUST FLOW WITH THE CROWD, TUMBLR
GO AND SEE THE MOVIE YOURSELF AND FORM YOUR OWN OPINION
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, FOR THE MOVIE, FOR ALL THESE IMPRESSIONABLE PEOPLE ON TUMBLR, AND FOR YOU, WHOMEVER IS READING THIS
I WANT YOU TO GO WATCH THE BOXTROLLS ON FRIDAY AND I WANT YOU TO DECIDE FOR YOURSELF WHETHER IT WAS AMAZING AND TOTALLY WORTH IT OR NOT
Because of feminism i will never find this show funny again. There goes my childhood
Are you actually serious? Yes, Johnny’s character was a grade A douche bag, however all the women he went after were hot as fuck and yet put him in his place and beat him up for the lewd things he was saying. This show was fucking hilarious and promoted women acting out against chauvinist pigs, such as Johnny. Not once did the women ever fall for him, showcasing that women are to be strong and take NO shit from any man.
Get your shit together, qurl.
Not to mention his mother was cool as shit.
what about the werewolf chick
and the deer
people are fucking stupid as fuck
The werewolf chick was so used to dudes running away she would take anything she got, same with the “deer” he met online. Both examples of women who are so desperate for companionship they would be happy with a complete and total douche like Johnny. (Even though if I remember correctly Johnny treated both of them better than anyone else ever did, because deep down Johnny Bravo was an okay dude he was acting the way society taught him to act.)
And wow there was a whole EPISODE where Johnny got turned into a woman and has to endure catcalls and street harassment and being belittled to just a face and a body and basically was like “is this what you girls go through?”and like lead a revolution of girl power and kickassary.
ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN. ALREADY THE HALLOWEEN TAG IS FILLING UP WITH BORING AND INSULTING SLUT SHAMING STUFF. CELEBRATE ANY WAY YOU WANT TO.
I can get behind this.
Is it still okay to shame costume companies for making terrible costumes “sexy” and otherwise though?
I’d say definitely if it’s a children’s costume.
Deal. And can we also extend this to companies that don’t make a version of costumes that look like the real thing and just a “sexy” one?
WHO LET THIS BE A CHILDREN’S SHOW
I ship sakuhina and sakuino and sakukarin and sakutenten and there’s a general trend and I just think she should ditch worrying about both sasuke and naruto at this point, gather up all the girls and gtfo of this manga
The VIZ translation has my faith in humanity restored a little. So Sakura wasn’t pursuing him for romantic reasons at all, she just wanted to save him, as Kakashi clarified. She still looked pathetic and the scene with him stabbing her attrocious but at least this is more dignifying for her
how dare Kishimoto not make an ANBU squad out of these three. This level of badass-ness is phenomenal.