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  • Gaslight

    Gaslight

    Gaslighting is specifically the manipulation of a person so that they begin to doubt their own mental health. While some gaslight another person intentionally to traumatize them, others do it as a means of protecting themselves from the consequences of their abusive actions. That is to say, gaslighting is a tactic of abusers to make a victim doubt their understanding of the abuse they are experiencing. It comes in many forms.

    That this film became synonymous with kind of abuse…

  • Daughter Rite

    Daughter Rite

    cw: rape

    "I imagine my mother seeing this... 'Why do you have to say all this?'"

    I have no intention of showing my family this review. There are a lot of thoughts and feelings I don't share with my family. I find it hard to let them in. I have made almost-confessional writing a part of how I engage with the world, how I explore myself, how I maneuver through trauma and stress and pain. I've been doing this for…

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  • Party Monster

    Party Monster

    I still have no idea how I felt about this movie. Parts of it were funny. I loved the weird dance scene to "Two of Hearts." The acting was abysmal, but that seemed intentional? The movie was ugly, the characters were vile (but possibly true to life? I have no idea! That's why I don't know how to feel about it!). Anyone out there who was a part of this scene have any insight? Is this an authentic piece of trash or is this exploitative garbage?

  • So I Married an Axe Murderer

    So I Married an Axe Murderer

    Unfunny, misogynist, predictable, badly acted.

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  • The Danish Girl

    The Danish Girl

    To my cisgender friends, I ask that, even if you would not normally do so, you please read this. This film was made for cisgender people, so I feel it important that I write this for cisgender people. I would not normally watch this movie, but it has been a subject of some discussion on this site in a way that has compelled me to watch it in order to discuss it credibly. I do not imagine what I have…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    "you cannot be proud of being white & not be a racist. it's a tautology. you can be proud of your irish heritage. you can be proud of your german heritage. you can be proud of your lutheran heritage or your appalachian roots or your large italian family's sunday gravy tradition. you cannot be proud of your *white* heritage b/c there is no such thing. whiteness only exists as a power relationship. a system of domination is not a culture to…