why you shouldn't see blue is the warmest color: the director is a coercive, manipulative, abusive piece of shit →
#was looking forward to the movie
IN THIS INTERVIEW the young actresses in Blue is The Warmest Color, an acclaimed faux-documentary style movie made in France about two lesbians, talk about being coerced to engage in sexual activity they were not comfortable with, being coerced to literally smack each other over and over in dramatic scenes, to lick snot off of each other, work far longer than they agreed to, work grueling hours, and were “trapped” in the project by a violent and fetishizing piece of shit male director who they say they’ll never work with again.
I’m sure this is just the tip of the ice berg.
Please do not support this film.
trigger warning for coercion and the interviewer’s apologism and fuckery
I can’t believe I didn’t know any of this - it is so brave and strong of these two actresses to come out about their story. It is so sad to know so late that a movie I enjoyed so much was created by abuse. It sounds like this movie was strong for its incredible acting and strong original writing. I know I will never be giving my money or time to the director again.
More reasons not to trust men with women’s stories, especially lesbian stories, and certainly not with anything to do with women’s sexuality. Even artistic directors shoot it like its porn. This is abusive and exploitative.
Thank you for tagging "feminazi" as antisemitism as well as misogyny. No one seems to get all the ways that word is the worst.
Gawker: Sexual Slavery Is Funny [Mocks Comfort Women] →
Valleywag compares dating service to the comfort women during World War II and refuses to retract with an official apology despite public outcry. They deem it appropriate satire.
A few of us engaged with their editors about mocking the many rape victims during World War II. They tried to get us to comment on their website for traffic + revenue. They asked us to email them to avoid transparency. One editor mocked us and blocked. They told us they do not retract unless it is “factual errors” and refuse to apologize.
I urge all Koreans, Korean Americans, and anyone who cares about social justice to please signal-boost and share this so that Gawker and its Valleywag editors will apologize for what they did.
Please help this go viral. Retweet. Tweet. Reblog. Whatever it takes.
thanks for messaging me directly with this, saysoju. this is absolutely disgusting.
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"There were the innocuous comments like Does his race really matter?”
and “Who cares about his skin color? It’s his character that’s important!”
Wonderful sentiments each, but ultimately if benignly ignorant of the social scaffolding that still places non-white characters at a disadvantage in mainstream media, as well as the need for representation among an audience filled with often overlooked people of color.
Worse, however, were the accusatory and the insulting: “You’re just projecting, stop it,” one person said, “Star Wars doesn’t need your PC trash” said others in one fashion or another, and “He doesn’t need to be black…“—as though that were the only alternative to being white—”…to be a baddass, people. Go watch Roots and stop trying to take Star Wars from white people.” was the response of one all too memorable commentator on Facebook which I had the personal displeasure to witness.
So, you see, when fans turn to people like [Lucasfilm VIP Pablo] Hidalgo, many aren’t just hoping for answers, they were hoping for a shield. They wanted to hear that it wasn’t just all in their heads, that they weren’t projecting. They wanted to hear that there was actually someone who represented them in this new series, and that they wouldn’t need to squint and tilt their heads to see themselves in a new Star Wars hero. They wanted to stand up proudly in the fandom and assert their feelings without fearing venom and fire for daring to think that a man of color could lead a Star Wars show.
Mia Moretti on the new lead characters of color announced for Star Wars: Rebels. “Rebels, Kanan Jarrus, and the race factor” from Eleven-Thirty Eight.com.
"We need protagonists like Sabine. We need a powerful young Asian woman to stand for the oft-neglected Asian women in the vast and diverse Star Wars audience. To light a new fire in the hearts of young Asian children, and little girls of all sorts so that we might share Star Wars with them. We need a character who takes us back to the Mandalorians’ roots as an omni-inclusive culture of soldiers after the singularly white, nordic group The Clone Wars brought to television viewers. And we need a protagonist like Kanan, a strong man of color in whose heroics a wide range of fans can see a reflection of themselves. We need a character that can inspire fresh awe in young boys of color, someone who can show them that they too can be the heroes of a galaxy far, far away.”
#hoped it was fake
"In 2006, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which conducts Internet pornography investigations, produced a list of 5,200 Pentagon employees suspected of viewing child pornography and asked the Pentagon to review it. But the Pentagon checked only about two-thirds of the names, unearthing roughly 300 defense and intelligence employees who allegedly had viewed child pornography on their work or home computers.
The defense investigators failed to check an additional 1,700 names on the list, defense officials have revealed in correspondence with Senator Charles Grassley, Republican of Iowa.
Acknowledging the lapse, the Pentagon has told Grassley that child porn investigations were not a high priority at the time of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation, and that it is now checking the additional names.”
This was revealed 3 years ago and no action has been taken since.
The government obviously doesn’t want to pursue this case because it will cause them too much embarrassment. DON’T allow them to bury this case.