girls don’t like boys girls like buffy the vampire slayer
— Frida Kahlo (via loveyourchaos)
coming out to your parents
If you try for one second to tell me the X-Men isn’t an allegory for the gay rights movement, I will smack you. They weren’t even remotely subtle about this.
The mutants have always been an allegory for anyone that didn’t fit in to society. The folks who drew the comics made a point of that early on.
Here’s what you do,
Step 1: Take your allegories.
Step 2: Shove them so far up your ass that they actually hit your heart and you die.
Stop praising shows and films and comics and literature that take the struggles of minorities and present them with straight white people in fictional universes so that its easier for the masses to digest. Bertolt Brecht was a Marxist playwright and poet that championed this movement of presenting society with its ills through fictional narratives but the key ingredient in his theater was the estrangement effect; He would use harsh stage lighting, have characters change tense and break the fourth wall, have scenes interrupted by music and other things in order to assault the audience and make them uncomfortable, so that the moral message wouldn’t be neatly contained within the play for easy viewing. Instead the audience would have the moral forced on them while being reminded that the context was fictional and constructed, in the hopes of mirroring how moral issues in society are socially constructed. His use of this method meant that in his life he criticized and was forced to flee the Nazis and he criticized and was forced to stand trial before the McCarthy era communist witch hunt style courts. And now we get these bullshit, neat, clean, happy ending, pretty, sweet, easy works of fiction that just take the ills of society and use them as window dressing as a cheap way to add emotional weight to their character’s backstories? Fuck that. And people laud these fictions as if they have that Brechtian quality of confronting the audience with truth? Double fuck that.
If the hegemonic powers that caused the oppression that you’re referencing allegorically in your fiction can view your fiction and enjoy it without being forced to reflect on their actions then you have simply co-opted a struggle with no artistic merit. Fuck anyone that says otherwise.
I love how your heart beats
whenever I hold you.
I love how you think of me
without being told to.
I love the way your kiss
is always heavenly.
But darlin’ most of all
I love how you love me.
The band has has a few different names over the years.