truly the feminist hero we all deserve
That awkward moment when you realise your characters’ flawed backstories make it sort of uncomfortable to incorporate a heterosexual romantic subplot between any of them so in the last minutes of the film you have to make sure the genders of the dogs are mentioned so you can make them fall in love before the end credits roll
in the "man hating feminist propaganda" aspect, Ghostbusters was incredibly disappointing. It only made the friends i saw it with laugh, but they didn't even leave the cinema wanting to destroy the patriarchy with me, let alone wanting to get rid of men altogether. The only effect it may have had on female viewers is that they ditched their boyfriends for Jillian Holtzmann. Feminist propaganda score: 2/10
when i left the theatre, i stepped out into a cold, dark night, the streets of antwerp's busy touristic centre completely silenced by a thick fog. it was slightly surreal - and it perfectly captured how i felt after watching this film.
as much as i want to write a review about this film, praise it for its lesbian representation, rave about the symbolism and joke about the bird on the poster being different from the bird in the film, i just don't think i have the words for it.
thelma is best reviewed by silence.