My boss, in what is probably the most inspiring thing I’ve ever heard. (via heloisedevillefort)
The incredibly talented and super smart Evan Rachel Wood called out the MPAA on their misogynistic, sexist crap after seeing the new cut of her movie and she ain’t wrong.
Oscar Wilde would be so good at Tumblr.
i feel like i’m related
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Russell T Davies to Verity Lambert on the conception of Doctor Who
Waris Hussein was gay?
How come this is literally the first time this has been mentioned?
Yep, it’s one of those things that people keep neglecting to mention about DW.
From now on I am posting DAILY reminders that Doctor Who was made by a gay Indian man and a 26-year-old woman.
Don’t you dare erase this.
Yep. Your favourite show? Made by a gay Indian man and a young Jewish woman. Suck it up.
Meanwhile, on the Doctor Who wiki, the LGBT category was deleted, because the (doubtlessly straight cisgender) people running the site decided it was meaningless and unimportant. I just noticed this the other day.
Re: the above addition, after taking a few minutes for it to sink in it’s not surprising even if it is disgusting. Wikis are supposed to democratize the dissemination of information, or so the fantasy goes, but the more thorough the wiki the more likely it is to generate Kafka-esque bureaucratic structures which venerate the regime over any sort of common sense, let alone basic empathy for other people and perspectives.
Anyway, back to the quote, the scenes with Lambert and Hussein were far and away my favorite parts of An Adventure in Time and Space; I could easily have watched a biopic about either of them without the Whovian hook. I’ve already seen An Unearthly Child and the telesnaps of Marco Polo but I’m going to have to check out more of their work in future.
Waris Hussein is still very much alive and kicking and on top form. Let’s not talk about him in the past tense! He did an interview for the Telegraph about Doctor Who just the other day, in fact.
But yes, modern Doctor Who could do with remembering that it was the creation of a Jewish woman, a gay Indian Muslim and a Jewish Canadian and isn’t an exclusive kingdom for middle aged white British men.
#no one realizes the significance of this #the point of this movie is not that you will find another love #it’s that douches like tom will keep falling into the cycle of chasing a manic pixie dream girl #and probably think that she’s the one #but guess what? just because you listen to the same music or because she has a cute name #doesn’t mean that you’re meant for each other #500 days of summer the most misunderstood hipster hit the world has ever seen
And let’s talk about the fact that Joseph Gordon Levitt himself said the point of the movie is not so you’d feel bad for him and fall in love with him, it’s so you’d realize how selfish some people are.
Actual quote from him from an interview:
The (500) Days of Summer attitude of ‘He wants you so bad’ seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is.”
"He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.”
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