I had a conversation a few weeks ago with a guy who really enjoyed Get Out.
and then he compared it to The Skeleton Key.
I told him it was weird he was comparing a movie about racism to a movie about ~ a voodoo curse harming white people in a colonial house ~
he told me racism wasn't "the main point" in Get Out
I told him to just research a bit on the director and he'd see it was very much the "main point"
His answer was "ok young lady I'm sure you got a point : ) "
and it still makes me smile
things that are super super super girly
and often deemed sexist because “not all girls like girly” “it’s all pink” etc
are actually super empowering (no news for me there)
but also super progressive???
most of the mainstream stuff nowadays is still being super shy but I can’t deny I see hints of non straight love in my magical girl series
and they have been hinting that a male character could become a magical girl for several seasons now aaaaaah
and I recently watched Utena and just finished reading Claudine, and.... 1978??? and we’re still struggling in 2017 to acknowledge the very existence of those minorities????
ofc Tomoyo (Card Captor Sakura) is the most explicit lesbian character in that genre, though things don’t end as well for her as for Sakura’s brother and his bf.
even Shaolan is wondering if he’s bi!
(there’s a lot of BS explanations but still! some representation!)
and I obviously have noticed how some LGBTA+ communities have used the magical girl trope/genre to represent themselves
now after a very long denial period I’ve been reconciled with pink and super girly things
and as a slightly hardcore Precure fan I’ve noticed that the sisters working on the manga adaptation are making a loooooot of suggestive “fan”arts between the different magical girls,
which makes the shipping, to me at least, almost canon
AND IT’S GREAT
my very first (conscious) contact with crossdressing, trans, non binary and gay people was through lolita fashion and all the media that came with it (mangas, movies, books, anime)
silently implodes as the teacher writes answers to questions in a book, then asks us to write questions that matches those answers
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