by:sophiegilbert   2

What the Men Didn't Say at the Golden Globes
It was almost as if Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo, and the subsequent tsunami of accusations against powerful men in Hollywood and beyond had never happened. Women were largely left with the labor of explaining why wage parity matters, and why telling diverse stories matters, and why having more women and people of color occupying positions of power in all industries in America matters. … The women were left to try and transform a pivotal moment for Hollywood from a painful scandal into a necessary reckoning. And as their male co-stars and directors and producers mostly made clear, they were—and they will be—doing all this by themselves.
by:SophieGilbert  from:TheAtlantic  GoldenGlobes  sexism  RapeCulture  SexualAssault  HarveyWeinstein  Hollywood 
january 2018 by owenblacker
'The Body' and the Radical Empathy of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
For Whedon, the episode was born out of a desire to explore and expose the real emotional responses to losing a loved one. On television, death is usually cheap: a device that precipitates a narrative arc, or writes out an actor who wants to leave, or functions as a ploy for ratings. Although some of these factors were involved in “The Body”—the death of Buffy’s mother, Joyce (Kristine Sutherland) marked a turning point for Buffy’s maturity into adulthood—Whedon wanted to focus not on the pain and catharsis of grief, but on how surreal and physically strange it can be. “What I really wanted to capture,” he later explained in the DVD commentary, “was the extreme physicality, the extreme—the almost boredom of the very first few hours.”
by:SophieGilbert  Buffy  from:TheAtlantic  television  grief  JossWhedon 
march 2017 by owenblacker

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