This movie will be epic.
This movie will be epic.
2005 // 2013
friendly reminder that they had to keep reshooting this because Matt kept kissing back…
LoVe with supernatural powers. | agents | team | love | power | sex | strength | temptation | passion | flame |
Glee’s first season was brilliant - but since then it’s often a hit or miss situation. Many times it’s pretty silly, others it’s just plain fun and easily digested entertainment. However, when it hits right it’s a homerun! Like when they give the perfect song to the perfect character. I don’t find it difficult at all to relate to the character Unique, even though I’ve never been a cross-dresser. I was however severely bullied from first to ninth grade because I never seemed to fit into what was regarded to be the hegemonic masculinity which one was supposed to adhere to in my hometown, and I often had thoughts like: ”Why can’t I just be *normal*?”
So it’s safe to say that this performance really touched me. I find it immensely sad, and at the same time I’m infuriated. It’s too bad this clip doesn’t contain the scene before the performance, so let me put it into context for you. The character (Unique) is secretly going to the girl’s bathroom because e* doesn’t feel comfortable using the boy’s bathroom. Unique doesn’t really seem to identify emself as either a boy or a girl and seems to be an optimal candidate for the ongoing third-gender-debate. However, the school’s principal forbids him from going to the girl’s bathroom. When e later goes to the guy’s bathroom the resident ”cool” dudes walk up to em and don’t allow em to close the bathroom door when e is about to urinate – they want to see whether or not e has a real penis. They then shove em into the corner in which e is standing in the beginning of the clip. The performance follows, and it is truly unique.
*gender neutral pronoun from LambdaMOO ”spivak” (1991). Since I believe that Unique doesn’t really identify emself as either a boy or a girl I wanted to use a gender neutral pronoun.
I just needed to reblog this again.
Because jfc, you don’t understand how important this scene is to me.
Or maybe you do!
Because it has Jack openly showing his affection and admiration for two people of different gender in the exact same way, making no difference at all, and neither do Rose nor the Doctor. Zilch. No hesitating, no flinching, no comic relief.
I wish it could be like this more often.
That scene up there is doing everything right, end of story. And while Jack’s sexuality is often made out to be something to smile at, it’s also shown as very natural and Nine was just cool with that, no reason not to be.
Acceptance: You’re doing it right.
Whatever I’ve got, I’m willing to lose.
Time lapse images of Earth at night taken from the International Space Station