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Re: “Hero Immerses, Big Sick Shines

Dear Filmland,
If you review Valerian, I would like to ask you please to call the film out on the weird sexist cliches it is chock full of. Not to mention its treatment of the POC sex slave character. *spoilers* Her stated motivation in life is to please the mens, and she is promptly disposed of by giving her life for white protagonists she just met. I would love to see this movie gender-swapped. I think it would be really illuminating. Instead, both leads captured by same aliens while leads are wearing high-tech combat suits that let them crash through walls. Male lead escapes and plot takes him to red light district and aforementioned sex slave, meanwhile female lead waits for rescue while being dressed in sexy dresses by aliens who only see her as food. Why? Why?

Posted by Esme Pendergast on 07/23/2017 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Hero Immerses, Big Sick Shines

Would be helpful if this review started off with a description of the movie and then a general review, leaving the increasingly detailed, historic, film-school type commentary left to the end so the rest of us who just want to see a film and haven't the time but are trying to get a quick idea if this might be the one can benefit from reviews.

Posted by Noyb on 07/23/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Boom

Richard Pryor wrote Blazing Saddles with Mel Brooks it's got Pryor's humor, insight and irreverence all over it. See our previously declared love of this classic here, cowboy: https://www.northcoastjournal.com/AEBlog/a…

Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 06/30/2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Boom

No Richard Pryor in this movie

Posted by Ed Erwin on 06/30/2017 at 2:20 AM

Re: “Boom

I don't think that was Richard Pryor in "Blazing Saddles" tho... lol.

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Posted by tulochen on 06/30/2017 at 12:39 AM

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