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  • Dear White People

    Dear White People

    An intersectional treatise turned into a feature length film, which is... kinda the best thing I could ever say about a movie? As much a primer on how to survive as it is an indictment of white supremacist culture, as much a complex look as a didactic essay, as much a coming-of-age college story as a political diatribe. It's very difficult to write about this the way I normally write, because normally I am prising ideas out of a film,…

  • An Untitled Portrait

    An Untitled Portrait

    Poetic reminisce about the parallel lives siblings follow, their divergent courses, and the ways parents reflect on their children, all set to home footage and snippets of deteriorating celluloid realities.

    52 project: 38/52
    February count: 27/28

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  • The Danish Girl

    The Danish Girl

    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…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    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…