Cold hallways, pristine and clinical (you can smell the hospital on the screen) set the tone. Buzzing and droning and long long gaps set the tone. Interruptions of text in the form of notebook writing and waivers set the tone. This is a conglomeration of forms of observation, each contextualizing the others: documentary contextualizing hospitalization contextualizing "videocure" contextualizing... It's a knot of observations.
To my cisgender friends, I ask that, even if you would not normally do so, you please read this. This film was made for cisgender people, so I feel it important that I write this for cisgender people. I would not normally watch this movie, but it has been a subject of some discussion on this site in a way that has compelled me to watch it in order to discuss it credibly. I do not imagine what I have…
CW: white supremacy/racism/whiteness, gender
"you cannot be proud of being white & not be a racist. it's a tautology. you can be proud of your irish heritage. you can be proud of your german heritage. you can be proud of your lutheran heritage or your appalachian roots or your large italian family's sunday gravy tradition. you cannot be proud of your *white* heritage b/c there is no such thing. whiteness only exists as a power relationship. a system of domination is…