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  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    TW: suicide

    I am always aware of my mortality. On the cusp of my thirtieth birthday, the closest I have ever been, I think, to killing myself, I was breaking down because I had not could not did not know how to transition; I was lost. I knew that my death was coming, far sooner than I could fathom, and I had never ever been myself. I was trapped in an emotional box I had built over decades to protect…

  • Memories of a Burning Tree

    Memories of a Burning Tree

    I could talk about a lot of things here, but the way she sits with red draping over her shoulders, head bowed ever so slightly, filling whatever part of the screen she is in, making the whole world bend around her, holy moly, the whole movie should have been those shots.

    March count: 21/31
    Country: Tanzania

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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…