The model featured in one of Burger King’s infamously suggestive ads for the BK Super Seven Incher has said the company used her image without her permission. In a statement, the woman said that she was publicly humiliated and calls for people to boycott.
i hope all those idiots feel uncomfortable. bioware is trying to do a good thing with representation.
Honestly. My only complaint with Ant-Man as it stands, is the lack of Janet. I wouldn’t mind an older Janet to go with Michael Douglas’ Hank. Because you’re right, using Scott works great for Ant-Man because it’s such a legacy title, you’ve got Hank, Janet, Scott, Cassie, Hope, Bill, Tom, Eric, Rita, Erik and hell, even Clint.
That’s what’s so unique about the title of Ant-Man (Goliath, Wasp, Yellowjacket) as compared to other heroes, is that it’s been used by so many. The only other hero who’s had as many bearers is Captain America.
I was 100% okay with ant-man untill lackk of Janet and the rumor fridging of her. :/
"An older Janet? What what? No one wants to see that! This isn’t some period piece, this is a superhero action movie, the leads have to be young and vibrant!”
To this hypothetical Marvel Film Producer (*cough*Kevin Feige*cough*), I would point him to RED's Victoria Winslow (portrayed by 65 year old Helen Mirren), and to Sky High's Jetstream (43 year old Kelly Preston).
Heck, Helen Mirren is about a year younger than Michael Douglas — can you imagine her as Janet?!
Remember all those people who were disappointed when the butt-kicking old British lady in CA:TWS turned out to be Natasha in disguise?
We’re totally ready for an older lady hero
y’all can mock tumblr social justice all you like but when I was a fangirl in the early 00s no one even batted an eye at a majorly female fanbase viciously hating on female characters. The Cho Changs and Kate Austens and Asuka Langleys of the world were openly despised, the Supernatural fandom made jokes and actively rooted for the few female characters that set foot on the show to be summarily dispatched, any given person was bound to say something like ‘female characters ruin EVERYTHING’ (everything being our gay ships, mostly) without anyone ever saying anything to the contrary.
now I’m not saying these things don’t happen anymore, they do, but they’re MUCH LESS FREQUENT and almost universally frowned upon by the majority of this site so if tumblr sj accomplished that - which it did - all I’m saying is, keep that in mind the next time you make one of your pissbaby posts complaining about how social discourse on tumblr is ‘toxic’ or whatnot
lmao 2 years ago not even the majority of marvel comics fans cared about the guardians of the galaxy and now I’m seeing reading lists popping up left and right and RYAN FUCKING SEACREST said “I am groot” on national radio but NO ONE WAS ASKING FOR A GOTG MOVIE BEFORE IT WAS ANNOUNCED
carol danvers has a rabid fanbase that has their own name and that creators are scared of when they show up at cons. you think iron man had something like the carol corps when they decided to give him a movie? YOU THINK ROCKET RACCOON OR GROOT HAD A FANBASE CLAMORING FOR THEM TO GET A MOVIE????
get the fuck outta here with this weak “no one knows female superheroes like they know marvel’s big three” like DUH marvel has spent 6 YEARS making sure everyone knows who captain america, iron man, and thor are by giving them their own movies. stop defending kevin feige’s weak slimy bullshit you soggy-assed milkbags
Quentin Tarantino, “The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing”
this is a weird documentary. they use the default pronoun “he” to refer to editors, yet time and again there’s creepy shit in there about the way male directors, with their massive egos, have used these “invisible” non-celebrated women collaborators for their own self-aggrandizement
also tarantino sounds like a fucking sexist prick here
esp. given the fact that women in Hollywood are simply not allowed the opportunities as a director that a white man like him received
they’re second-place little helpmeets who are disallowed from the big time
and they’ve got to ~nurture~ you without getting the kind of credit you get as a white male director
It’s double gross because the drop of editing quality in Django was SO DAMN OBVIOUS. Sally Menke was who defined that delicious postmodern visual handwriting for him (and it’s shameful I only learned that late in art school, after years of considering myself “a film buff”), and her passing is a great loss to the craft.
I didn’t know Sally Menke’s name or how much of the work attributed to The Great Tarantino is hers before tonight
it’s sickening how women’s artistic genius is erased
and Tarantino got exactly what he wanted: someone to “nurture” him and make him look good as an artist
and never be spoken of
never take any of the limelight from him
because fucking nobody cares about women and their achievements
and white male directors have been and continue to be the little feted monstergod babies of Hollywood
Film editing is one of those positions that women take because they can’t get hired as directors. Kind of like how women in the comics industry end up as colorists because noone wants them as the headline artist.
How many great directors have partnered consistently with female editors? A lot of them. Scorsese is a great example. Thelma Schoonmaker has edited every single one of his films since 1980, starting with Raging Bull. She is instrumental to his success. But is she a household name like Scorsese is? Of course not.
Imagine a world where she directed her own films, and what those films could have been like. I’m not saying all film editors wish they were directors or anything. But it’s no coincidence that the position most open to female moviemakers is the most unsung, and that’s part of why there are so few female directors today.
So its pretty impossible to find the exact same angle in a screenshot but I just wanted try it out of curiosity. As soon as I overlapped them the nose and face-shape (chin and jaw) fit like a glove. Since Honey Lemon is squinting her eyes end a bit higher but other than that its pretty much the same model.HOLY MOLY„„„„,this is a lot to take in„„
Truer words were never said.
oh here we go, now after this movie comes out 6 months of this + frozen + Tangled.
Shut up already, Animation tents to look similar from movie to movie when from the same studio.
can we all stop making excuses for a multi-billion dollar corporation that is literally supposed to specialize in animation and storytelling, and yet it hasn’t been able to create a female character with an individual appearance for literally 4 years, over the span of three movies? please? can we stop babying a company full of talented, wealthy adults into complacency over their own lack of skill? this is lack of skill and shouldn’t be treated as anything but lack of skill. this is amateurism. this is not multi-billion dollar animation quality. this is laziness, and it’s unacceptable.
“Shut up already, Animation tents to look similar from movie to movie when from the same studio.”
Just look at the noses on each of these characters. Every single one is different. Look at the different jaw lines. The different eye shapes. The different head shapes.
Now look back at Rapunzel next to Honey Lemon. They literally have identical features. They didn’t even change the color of her eyes. Disney could not have been more lazy.
i compiled some pics of dreamworks female characters who were introduced in the same years as disney female characters- rapunzel, anna, and honey lemon
its up to you to decide which company is more progressive when designing female characters who appear distinct from the company’s last female protagonist, even tho its sorta extremely obvious
What about our fans? Are they privileged? Let me tell you about Anders. He was one of two male love interests in Dragon Age II, and the only one of the two that would actually make his intentions known to the player without the player expressing interest first. If you were nice to him, he would make a pass at you, and you could turn him down, and that would be the end of it. And some fans REALLY did not like that.
Some of them asked for a gay toggle; because in a game where there’s mature themes, slavery, death, and none of which we offer toggles for, encountering a gay character? OOH, beyond the pale. They didn’t want to be exposed to homosexuality.
And this one fan on our forums posted that he felt too much attention had been spent on women and gays and not enough on straight male gamers. For all of whom he personally spoke, of course. ‘It’s ridiculous that I even have to use a term like Straight Male Gamers, when in the past I would only have to say fans.’ The purpose of the romances in Dragon Age II was to give each type of fan an equal content. Two romances whether you’re male or female, straight or gay.
How upsetting for this particular Straight Male Gamer to realize he wasn’t being catered to. This was not equality to him, but an imbalance; an imbalance of the natural order. He did not want equality, he’s not interested in equality. To him, from his perspective, equality means he’s getting less. Less options? Actually, no, the number of options we had in that game was actually the same number of options that he would have received earlier. What was his issue was the idea that there was attention being spent on other groups, which SHOULD have rightly gone to him.
Do ALL straight male gamers feel exactly the same as he does? Absolutely not. In the thread where this came up in fact, there was quite a few guys who came in and identified themselves as straight male gamers and said ‘I actually don’t have an issue with that, as long as I receive an experience I enjoy, I think other people should be able to enjoy that too.’ But if you think that Straight Male Gamer Dude is an outlier among our fanbase, you were not paying attention.
This is Anita Sarkeesian, she’s the author of the Feminist Frequency, a blog which examines tropes in the depiction of women in popular culture. You’ve probably all heard about this, it’s a matter of public record, she announced a Kickstarter to start a web series to look at the tropes in video games and she was subjected to a campaign of vicious abuse and harassment by male gamers. Why? Well, because she represents to these guys the loss of their coveted place in the gaming audience. Never mind that well all know Goddamn well that they’re still at the top of the totem pole. What they see themselves losing is sole proprietorship over their domain. That’s what it is.
Everything that is changing about the gaming industry to accommodate these players, to them, is diluting the purity of gaming which has belonged solely to them. That’s what this is all about. And here’s the thing, I’m pretty certain that our industry fears the scrutiny of those guys way more than the scrutiny of everyone else. Because those are the guys that scream at the top of their lungs, they spend their time on every internet forum, they spend their time making Metacritic reviews. Infuriate them, and you become a target. It’s so much easier to say “Well, that’s what our fans are like. There’s nothing we can do.” And that’s bullshit.
They didn’t set the tone, did they? We set the tone. What we put out there, what we permit, whether it’s on our forums, whether it’s on Xbox Live, the things that we permit we are in effect condoning. What happened to Anita, we the industry, are partly responsible for. We’re in part to blame. And if the idea of moral responsibility doesn’t phase you, consider the idea that the time will probably soon come that this will also amount to legal responsibility."
also known as “Why I Love And Support BioWare Games”