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This is wonderful!

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We have to get this film to cinemas. I want to see it.

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.

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Another feminist take on Prometheus.

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I laughed at the final scene of Prometheus. And I suspect that wasn’t Ridley Scott’s intent.

I went in really wanting to like this movie: ready to be creeped out, to feel claustrophobic, to root for the kick-ass Noomi Rapace [see above], to drool over Michael Fassbender.

But the movie was not so ready for me to like it.

Spoiler-filled feminist kvetching after the jump.

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Nerdy Feminist: Prometheus: We Miss You, Ripley!

I saw the film over the weekend, but I am still digesting it.  I will share some thoughts on it soon.

In the mean time, Here is some solid feminist thinking on Prometheus from a blogger I ran across.

The Nerdy Feminist.

Wait.  Nerd?  And Feminist!?

I don’t know.

That sounds dangerous.  Like a critical mass of coolness.

And it turns out that it is indeed an excellent blog.   Give it a click.

(Spoiler Alert for the linked page)

Without spoiling anything, I can say that the amazing character of Ellen Ripley, as portrayed by Sigourney Weaver in Alien does NOT have a match in Prometheus. In fact, I’m very disappointed that at least in this series, it appears we’ve quite regressed in the last 33 years. I was so disappointed and concerned that I actually started to jot down the following notes in the theater.

Nerdy Feminist: Prometheus: We Miss You, Ripley!.

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