tbh Meet the Robinsons is such an underrated movie like seriously I love it
i’m so sorry
excuse me but hOW IS THAT A BONUS
#dead!Hiccup AU is in comic-form now. Odin help us all.
GO TO YOUR ROOM RIGHT NOW.
Toothless’ face when he realized what he’d done just about killed me. :<
I…. I couldn’t resist? I’m not sorry.
So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.
One could conceivably argue that any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.
However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:
We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.
All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:
Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:
I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women.
^^^^^ i have to agree!
Bruh, thank you
Snaps for destroying snap judgement
This was the point I made to criticism against this video (which I love). I hate it when people try to incite outrage through false info. Racism-baiting is not cool. There are plenty of really, obviously racist things to be upset with guys.
I just got my postcards from the Neo-Futurists at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest and I am RIDICULOUSLY excited about it!!! I was so worried they’d gotten lost in the mail! The messages are adorable and sweet and one is about someone setting himself on fire, so there you go.
One of the best moments of my childhood.
ZERO HAD ZERO FUCKS
I can’t even tell you how excited I was that they turned this book into a movie and it was good
I literally have absolutely no complaints with the movie at all. Once, my friend and I did comparisons from the book and the movie, and we found the only major difference was the fact that Stanley wasn’t heavy set when he arrived at the camp in the movie. The majority of the script is raw quotations from the book.
This is my favorite book to movie adaptation and it did everything Percy Jackson, Inkheart, and The Golden Compass didn’t.
yesss this was such a good book and film
And the only reason Stanely wasn’t heavy set was because in the book he loses tons of weight and eventually ends up being almost thin. The director said he didn’t want to force an adolescent boy to lose weight on such a quick filming schedule, and L’bouf’s audition was so spot on, that they decided to go with a thinner Stanely from the beginning
#i loved rick so so much but i truly do not think that he was healthy for kieren #because he loved kieren but he couldn’t leave his father’s shadow #and kieren loved rick so that was okay for him #he was okay with just being rick’s secret because he loved rick and rick loved him and that was enough #and amy sees this and it angers her that this beautiful special person is allowing himself to be enamoured by a boy who won’t stand up for him #rick was an important and crucial part of kieren’s life #but he wasn’t healthy #and then my heart goes and breaks for rick who lost his life the moment he decided to change this (x)
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