The best feminism 101 movie ever. Could it have been more intersectional? Yes, and the left-wing criticisms of it are valid. But there's nothing else like it that's even close in popularity, and it's hilarious and camp. Which is a hell of an achievement for a movie based on a toy. I'm looking forward to other feminist filmmakers building on what Gerwig and Robbie have done here. I hope Judith Butler enjoys it.
I'd call this an ode to capitalism but it's too mid to use the word "ode". It's competent, for sure. Another reviewer here accurately called the stakes low: Nike going from 3rd most popular to most popular shoe brand. But that's because Affleck & Damon chose the wrong focus for the story.
A bunch of corporate types haggling to get rich off the bodies of (disproportionately black) young men? Imagine if this story had been told by Donald Glover. Or…
May Stella Young forgive me: I found this documentary really inspiring. It's about the power of finding your people and working together. It's a pretty standard doco structure with some amazing archival footage - the girls giggling about crabs! Steve stripping! the protests! but also the awful Willowbrook stuff.
Anyone who does activism should watch this to see how it's done. Anyone who works with people with disabilities should watch this to learn what used to go on. Then check…