October 20, 2014
don’t get too comfortable

don’t get too comfortable

October 20, 2014

looks like “cane” is a slang term for police in Brasil…how appropriate

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October 20, 2014
Dorival Caymmi - Navio negreiro (1940)

October 20, 2014
Brazil's new primetime show “Sexo e as Negas” serves the white gaze

October 20, 2014

Mary Harron’s American Psycho profiles the mysterious, leering male character of Manet’s bartender’s nightmares. The film is about social retrogradation and the lack of the feminine gaze (and voice) in the hyper-masculine, financial altar of the 1980s, Wall Street, and the Reagan years. 

But while Harron’s explicit intention was not to "make a film that endorses the maltreatment of women", as a male, recalling numerous high school moments of myself and other males mimicking Bateman’s more eccentric lines, I can attest to the film’s power to create the very opposite impression from what the director intended. 

It is perhaps the film’s endless quotability and the brilliantly disgusting performance of the male characters that create this dissonance in question. In the end, we may point to McLuhan for an all-encompassing analysis of this problem: it is the medium itself that is the message here—regardless of content or intent, the images and words run away from you, mutate, and become something all their own. 

As I’ve said before, perhaps only through the application of a process of cinematic denial, can films be used in the way they were intended, meaning you don’t make the reprehensible character so fucking cool and imitable.  

October 20, 2014
perfect illustration of brasil’s relationship to blackness—-apprehension

perfect illustration of brasil’s relationship to blackness—-apprehension

October 20, 2014
"relief washes over me in an awesome wave"

October 20, 2014

Leasho Johnson

October 20, 2014
Ocean Atlas: A Massive Submerged Girl Carries the Weight of the Ocean

October 20, 2014
bell hooks Was Bored by ‘Anaconda’

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