It’s a cute little thing though.
When I say people want to see more diversity in stories, no, I really don’t mean different stories about straight white dudes. I really, really don’t mean that at all. This isn’t about types of stories being told. This is specifically about people. I’m not letting you make this about something else. You are not hijacking this message to make sure we’re still talking about straight white dudes.
anne hathaway in drag
anne hathaway in drag
this is one of few things that I cannot look at without compulsively reblogging
I love this picture and I have no clue what the fuck is going on but oh my god
i don’t know what’s happening but it’s good
someday i’m gonna write a faux-historical queer drama and people will ask “what was ur inspiration” and i’ll be like that one picture of anne hathaway in drag kissing the pretty lady
For the record, this was Anne in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
she played Viola. Since a lot of people are like WHERE IS THIS FROM????
You might also know its adaption with Amanda Bynes: She’s the Man.
“Viola is shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria and she comes ashore with the help of a captain. She loses contact with her twin brother, Sebastian, whom she believes to be dead. Disguising herself as a young man under the name Cesario, she enters the service of Duke Orsino through the help of the sea captain who rescues her. Orsino has convinced himself that he is in love with Olivia, whose father and brother have recently died, and refuses to see any suitor until seven years have passed, the Duke included. Orsino then uses Cesario (Viola) as an intermediary to profess his passionate love before Olivia. Olivia however, believing Viola to be a man, falls in love with Cesario (Viola), while Viola has fallen in love with the Duke.”
so pictured is Olivia, Viola, and the Duke Orsino.
the best shakespeare play hands down
also in one of the film adaptions the duke, Orsino, kisses ‘Cesario’ while he still believes she’s a man.
Right, but what I’m hearing is that Shakespeare finally got Anne Hathaway to be in one of his plays.
historical puns WHOOO
Today my dear viewers, as we reach the end of our time together, I find that it is prudent to finally reveal to you how my machinations have made the lives of all involved parties a complete living hell. It’s just what a good host does.
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This episode covers pages 005902 to 005984 of the comic
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Part 3/4 of our mega end of Act 5:2 sendoff!
Next time…. CASCAAAAAAAADE! AAAAAAAAAAAGH!
Yesterday, the nominations for the Eisner Awards, often considered the Oscars of Comics, came out, honoring five comics in the digital comics category. But there are dozens of amazing webcomics out there that the Eisners have completely ignored.
Eisner noms aside, this is a great list of #webcomics - I’ve read a few! As long as AG is on your lists- I’m happy :)
In the Eisners’ partial defense, I’m pretty sure a lot of these comics aren’t submitted to them with any regularity— and they need to be submitted to qualify. You can argue that’s a flaw in the system, but it does mean that not all the comics on this list were exactly snubbed. Still, it’s a great list.
Band people on a windy day be like
There is an easter egg competition at work today. This is my entry. I call it ‘Eggs-terminate’.
Because you probably don’t need another one. Though I will say I enjoyed the film a lot, and Ed (Brubaker) was amazing! I waved at him and felt super proud.
But this is not a review of that film.
Before the film, as is customary, we watched trailers (Omg how good does guardians of the galaxy look?), and among them was the trailer for Divergent. Now, I can’t say whether I’ll be heading to see it or not. It looks kind of cool, for sure. But, more importantly, when the trailer came on I was struck with an incredible feeling. If I’d been a young girl (I know, I know, I’m hardly old, but you know what I mean) and there on the screen, amongst the multitudes of man-with-a-gun(tm) films, I saw a trailer like that of Divergent, I think elements of my life would have been different…that’s not an exaggeration. I sat there, as a 34-year old woman, grinning at the screen. Because here was a trailer for a female-lead action sci-fi playing right alongside hero films of the like I’ve always loved; as if it belonged there! Which it does, of course.
I felt very happy. I felt like small steps were being achieved and that we were on a road forward.
…And then my husband leaned in and told me what the young chap behind us had said when the trailer came on. Something along the lines of:
“Oh, look. A film about a young girl. And she’s special. And she’s not following the rules. It’s just another hunger games.”
…well, sadly, as much as I enjoyed winter soldier, that comment haunted me throughout the entire film. Because it reminded me that we are still living in a world where, on a consumer level, there is apparently room in our lives for about a billion films about angry white men holding guns, but only one film featuring a young female lead who is more than a love interest or a princessbride-in-waiting. It doesn’t matter if the plots and worlds of such films are entirely different to each other, what matters is only that it has a young female lead in an action fantasy genre and, ergo, its spot in the oeuvre of live-action film for this decade is already taken. ‘The chosen one’ has been a young male lead more times than we can count (Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Avatar: The last Airbender…and, yes, I enjoy those films too), but the female chosen one is apparently like the Highlander. There really can be only one (per decade).
We can watch two versions of the same story with Spider-Man within decades of each other (and again, I love Spider-Man), or we can watch sequel after sequel of one guy in a vest blowing shit up in different ways (again, awesome), but two different films, each featuring a young female lead who fights the system in some way: nope. They’re the same film. How unoriginal.
I don’t want to see limits on any kind of film production. Man-with-a-gun films have their place; are fun. Why limit them when we can enjoy them? Hell, I’ve watched films over the years which are practically carbon copies aside from the actors (“he’s an ex-cop, he’s angry, they hurt the woman he loves, he’s out for revenge, blah blah”), and I can still enjoy them and accept each on its own choices. It’s all about balance. Just make things equal. But somehow I get the sinking feeling that if someone pitched a film with a tough female lead who fought aliens, regardless of the plot, well - guess what? The answer would likely be: it’s been done.
I know it’s always easy in these cases to make sweeping statements that are unfair, because so much good IS being done, and I don’t want to detract from that. I’m not a film buff and I’m sure I’m missing a lot of progressive films out there. I’m sure there are some really valid counter-arguments that can be made to this post, and thank goodness for them. But as a member of a mainstream film audience - moments like that, sat in that cinema and feeling my emotional graph rise and plummet, remind me that we’ve a long way to go.