Too much too much

There is so much going on in the world and everyone has an opinion. I have a list of topics I want to go through, I just don’t know where to begin.

A few days after I wrote my little 2 cents on feminism that I pick up the latest issue of BUST to see an article about Mormon Feminist that pretty much reinforced what I had said. I knew I wasn’t breaking new ground with my thoughts (or that my thoughts were not that coherent), but meh.

Hostel II opens this weekend and for a few weeks I have been trying to decide if I think Eli Roth is overrated. I have come to the decision that I don’t believe he is. At the same time, I don’t think he breaks new ground in the horror genre. I mean, he finds a way to be original (or close to original) at a time when it seems that everything has been done. What I do find interesting about his movies(as well as Rob Zombie’s work and the whole Saw series) is that the violence and torture and gore that is depicted is still more acceptable than explicitly depicted sexuality and sensuality (within the walls of some sort of loving relationship). Movie studios are willing to take the risk(because they know they will make money) and make money with extreme violence but not with extreme sex. And that annoys me.

I would like to see a writer/director take that chance, take up arms to challenge the movie system to look at itself and what it values. We, as a society, should not cringe or turn away from love, sex, sensuality…all those things that are beautiful about life. Why must we always depict and exploit pain? Is it because we male dominated world and there is a level of disassociation between that machismo masculinity and love and tenderness?

Let me think on that…

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