woman who does shit (sometimes) and doesn't do shit (other times)
very good 42-minute movie! bad 106-minute movie! like the first two acts don't really do anything to bolster the critiques jude is making and often just feel like shoehorning-in of particular subjects so maybe i'm missing political context but also a short consisting only of the third act would sit way better in my eyes. ending freeze-frame combined with comic sans credits text WAS very funny though
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
(tw brief mentions of sexual and physical violence in the review, which is a given considering the film's subject matter)
in gregg araki's the doom generation, it states itself to be a "heterosexual film", to the point where it intentionally gives a vicious, hellish course-correction when its two male protagonists come close to a sexual encounter—nazis draped in american flags brutalise the heroic trio, leaving only two alive and speechless in an america now drained of colour and queerness. the…
(pre-review note: this is literally fucking scripted exclusively by two women and based off a manga written by a woman. you are blatantly choosing to ignore that this film's creative team is largely female and erasing their roles simply because you came in with auteur-theory-poisoned preconceptions that you want affirmed.)
i’m fucking bored of the neopuritan sensibility surrounding queer art that seems to call for a sexless perma-utopia in how the lives of people like us are transmitted to the…