why you shouldn't see blue is the warmest color: the director is a coercive, manipulative, abusive piece of shit →
IN THIS INTERVIEW the young actresses in Blue is The Warmest Color, an acclaimed faux-documentary style movie made in France about two lesbians, talk about being coerced to engage in sexual activity they were not comfortable with, being coerced to literally smack each other over and over in dramatic scenes, to lick snot off of each other, work far longer than they agreed to, work grueling hours, and were “trapped” in the project by a violent and fetishizing piece of shit male director who they say they’ll never work with again.
I’m sure this is just the tip of the ice berg.
Please do not support this film.
trigger warning for coercion and the interviewer’s apologism and fuckery
I can’t believe I didn’t know any of this - it is so brave and strong of these two actresses to come out about their story. It is so sad to know so late that a movie I enjoyed so much was created by abuse. It sounds like this movie was strong for its incredible acting and strong original writing. I know I will never be giving my money or time to the director again.
More reasons not to trust men with women’s stories, especially lesbian stories, and certainly not with anything to do with women’s sexuality. Even artistic directors shoot it like its porn. This is abusive and exploitative.
Things not to say to someone with Social Anxiety
- “Why don’t you talk to anyone?”
- “You’re awkward.”
- “Why are you so quiet?”
- “Why would you say that?”
- “Why don’t you talk to them yourself?”
- “Calm Down.”
- “Why are you scared of people?”
- “Why did you do that?”
- “You’re embarrassing yourself.”
- “You’re making a scene.”
- “You should try and make friends.”
women are taught “don’t send nudes if you don’t want them to get leaked”
men are never taught “if a woman feels comfortable enough to send you a nude photo, keep it to yourself. leaking it could put her in danger.”
if you don’t see the issue here, you’re a part of the problem.
Why you babysitting only two or three shots? / I’mma show you how to turn it up a notch / First you get a swimming pool full of craft beer, then you whine about how nobody’s palette is as refined as yours
"Physicist is both to my mouth and ears so awkward that I think I shall never use it. The equivalent of three separate sounds of “i” in one word is too much."
Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was not fond of that new-fangled word “physicist”.
Instead, he was an “experimentalist”, a “natural philosopher”, or simply a “scientist”. It seems a modern trend, this need to hyper-specialize both our questions and our means of answering them. Fight it.
Ep. 14: Hyunsu, international adoption and the murder of adopted children (feat. peaceshannon)
For episode 14, BlackinAsia, unapologetically-yellow, and special guest peaceshannon discuss the state of international adoption and the recent murder of Hyunsu. peaceshannon provides important framing of the international adoption industrial complex as well as the specifics of Hyunsu’s murder. News topics this week include the Oscars and the falling out between 18 Million Rising and Suey Park, and we answer a listener ask from canadiaplease about comparisons between the Civil Rights’ Movement and the marriage equality movement and an anonymous listener’s question about the “eat the cake Annie Mae” line in Drunk in Love.
This weeks’ podcast is now out covering the topic of international adoption and the recent Hyunsu murder case. We also feature a very special guest and friend, peaceshannon! Check it out. :)
After last week’s POISON ADVISORY, here’s some news you can use about WEAPONS. As with the last comic, all of these tips and infoz are super basic, and you really should research further if your aim is to someday become super pro… also, to keep all your fingers.
Can I marry a knife? I would totally marry my chef knife. It’s the best knife.
Also on Tapastic~
(Non-educational hijinks return in two weeks. Sorry not sorry for the foray into PSA territory, but I really don’t want any followers maiming themselves or poisoning their kid brother or something because of me.)