Monday, 8 March 2021

Everyone Is Beautiful and No One Is Horny - Blood Knife

quote [ For the most part, though, today’s cinema hunks are nevernudes. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is strictly PG-13, as one expects from a Disney product. And even in the DC universe, there’s very little of human sexuality. Capefans’ demands for more “mature” superhero movies always mean more graphic violence, not more sex. They panicked over Dr. Manhattan’s glowing blue penis in Watchmen, and they still haven’t forgiven Joel Schumacher for putting nipples on the batsuit. ]

Uh … well, she's right?
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+4 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@10:10pmGMT]


zenviper said @ 11:17am GMT on 9th Mar
On point. If you look at today’s hero’s vs. the 90s, the men are wimps. Hollywood decided showing your ribs makes you sexy instead of being in shape.

To be fair, the above complaint is tone deaf in the context of women dealing with this for much longer.....

Hope society can get it together and start featuring finer specimens for us to look up to.
Dienes said @ 4:20pm GMT on 9th Mar
Its almost like what should be expected when you combine male power fantasy and homophobia in escapist fantasy.
Hugh E. said @ 8:23pm GMT on 9th Mar
What's homophobic about asexuality?
Dienes said @ 10:27pm GMT on 9th Mar [Score:2]
Its not asexual, though, is it? The women are still plenty objectified and sexualized. And the men are given romantic interests and allude to sex (in other words, every dude has a case of the Notgays), they are just not framed sexually the way women are.

While the MCU obviously has broad appeal, the key demographic historically has been straight white dudes to project power fantasies onto, and that's still the case. Freaking out over Batnipples and blue spacedicks when there's no similar freakout over characters like Black Widow who's entire schtick is male gaze is because straight dudes aren't comfortable with it, specifically. Straight cisdudes want to be the objectifiers, not the objectified.
rylex said @ 5:17pm GMT on 10th Mar
so you're telling me if you saw a blue spacedick, you wouldn't freak out?

and for the record, as a straight cis dude, I definitely do not mind being objectified by either sex.

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