I don’t know if some of you have been to these live reads at LACMA, where a classic film is read live on stage by actors who just sit and read the script. We did one recently of American Pie, but we reversed the gender roles. All the women played men; all the men played women. And it was so fascinating to be a part of this because, as the women took on these central roles — they had all the good lines, they had all the good laughs, all the great moments — the men who joined us to sit on stage started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored because they weren’t used to being the supporting cast.
It was fascinating to feel their discomfort [and] to discuss it with them afterward, when they said, “It’s boring to play the girl role!” And I said, “Yeah. Yeah. You think? Welcome to our world!
”——Olivia Wilde crushing it when she talks about women in Hollywood. (via leanin)
Do you consider yourself a femme lesbian or a butch one?
I’m a clumsy one. A singing in the shower one. A cautiously optimistic one. A baking one. An I could never have too many books one. A spends too much time thinking about Lana Parrilla and her lip scar one. An I just want to be alone sometimes one. A giggling drunk one. An I like my hair long but have no idea how to manage it one. A power tool and axe wielding one. An I could spend days in a museum one. A slightly artistic one. An I love to be out in the rain one. A probably eats so much fruit it’s become unhealthy one. An over thinking one. A shy one. A should I buy this pair of skinny jeans in a slightly darker shade of red than the ones I already own but will go better with that shirt one. But mostly I consider myself a sarcastic arsehole kind of lesbian.
So um, I think the reason so many protagonists are male is because men have always been in the front line in combat, and that's because it's been proven that (not being sexist) that men are defaultly physically superior... I say again that I'm just saying that from a scientific/medical standpoint... If I sound like a dumbass I'm sorry I just woke up and I saw ur account and saw the earlier post about this and wanted to give my thoughts on this
"Do you believe that my being faster, stronger has anything to do with muscles in this place?"
Video games are entirely abstract constructs, created solely from the rules of our own making. We try to model the game rules after real ones in some amount of similarity, but things like muscular development, or traditional front-line combat fighters mean almost nothing when you’re talking about a fantasy or science fiction world that can choose which laws of physics it wishes to adhere to. There’s really only one reason why the default protagonist in video games is a middle-aged white man - the developers and publishers choose it to be so.
Other people’s kindness is truly astounding to me. I’m so happy. People have donated a whopping $315 so far! That’s AMAZING! Not only that but I received a GIANT order for $100 worth of stuff! I’m so astounded! That’s half of my goal!
What Orange is the New Black did, was to sell us a trojan horse in which Piper Chapman, a WASP’y white woman with questionable commitments to LGBT politics (at first) and an annoying fiancé, is used to cover up a set of stories that are actually about the Prison…
“When I started making those weird voices, a lot of people told me how whack it was,” she says, “‘What the fuck are you doing?’ they’d say. ‘Why do you sound like that? That doesn’t sound sexy to me.’ And then I started saying, Oh, that’s not sexy to you? Good. I’m going to do it more. Maybe I don’t want to be sexy for you today.”—Nicki Minaj (via dirrtyfilthynasty)
a lot of ppl seem confused on what cultural appropriation is so lemme break it down
IT IS NOT: enjoying food from another culture, enjoying music from another culture, learning about another culture, or learning another language
IT IS: using another culture as a costume, wearing religious articles as accessories when you are not a follower of that religion, using a race as a mascot, disrespecting religious or cultural practices.