I recently watched
Alias Grace– sad…and lightly uplifting in the end? I like female driven dramas
The Shape of Water– weird/cool romantic and sweet
When We First Met– subverted expectations of who the guy ended up with
and they were all really good.
Hey Kre addicts, today was a long and sleepy interesting day of classes and people mingling lol! I wore a simple outfit and chilled. Oh yeah and check out the trailer for this new lesbian movie with Rachel McAdams. I’ve always loved her! Happy February 2018!
top Target/pants Topshop
I’m almost done with Mad Men. I’m on season 6. I hate the show because Don Draper (and others) is a bad man. He is romanticized in a good light, but who cares? Just because a woman sexually assaulted him and his mother beat him senselessly as a child does not mean he has to do the same to women and others as an adult. I like the show because the main female characters are cool. I like other characters as well and not all the men are bad in the show but a lot of them are. It’s also a period piece, which is interesting. I also learn about advertising. Speaking of advertising and Don Draper, here is an interesting linked up 7 minute or so video about advertising, sex appeal and gender/sexuality as well as misogynist ideals.
I watched Call Me By Your Name about two gay men (a boy and man actually). Like most lesbian movies, it was the same. One person is older and has a relationship with the younger main character. They fall in love. One moves away and they can’t be together because being queer is wrong. While I am glad that lgbt movies are more widely recognized these days, I cherish the happier movies and there are happier ones which is good and promising.
I’ve been going on the lgbt site, them.us. It’s actually by Conde Nast, btw. And if I haven’t mentioned before lgbtqnation.com is a good one (for news) as well. Although, I don’t always look at the news for sad news reasons. I try to go on those almost as much as Autostraddle.com and AfterEllen.com (everyday) which you already know.
Awards shows should go out of business.
I used to think awards were the epitome of greatness. When I wanted to seriously pursue acting I watched almost all of the movies that won Academy Awards. Seriously, almost all of them. It wasn’t even like I really wanted to watch them. I just felt that I needed to binge the Oscar movies to be the best actress out there. I also read a lot of acting books from Uta Hagen or Constantin Stanislavski and more. I wanted it all. Then things changed. Now, the culture of Netflix and chill (a sexual term-since everything is sexual. I am writing and drawing about that lately which you’ll see in the future probably) is all the rage and everyone binges shows all the time regardless of awards. When I watch things, it’s because I want to or for something to do, not for acting purposes. However, a lot of the actors are really good, great even and none of them win awards or actually I think some of them do. Also, I’ve taken so many acting classes, but really how can you judge someone’s performance? Well, I mean I guess if it’s believable, but what does that truly mean? Getting a part is kind of an award in itself right? So, the Globes are tonight and um…who cares? Also awards are/were typically skewed toward straight white Christian males (and females). Things are getting better, but whatever. In addition, the shows and such that win awards, most people haven’t even seen anyway.
So yeah I’m basically not an awards watcher anymore.