I once had a drunk guy tell me I was too sexy to be shooting up at a party. He knocked the needle out of my hands and stepped on the pen, shattering the casing, telling me I should thank him by giving him my number and a kiss. It was my diabetes medicine.
idk as a really closeted trans girl i was kind of offended by the whole lady frou frou thing in the boxtrolls.. i went to see it and it honestly really depressed me because of that whole thing and it really stirred some stuff up for me about how afraid i am of coming out.... the movie itself was definitely ok and the animation was wonderful but like. it's definitely harmful and the post talking about the transmisogyny in it was definitely not overreacting imo
And I’m sorry about that. Again, I’m not out to invalidate anyone’s feelings on the matter, I just think it’s something people need to see for themselves because so many folks (trans included) are on different sides of the whole thing since the way they interpreted it was different than others.
I reread the initial post and the poster got the hard facts wrong. Hard facts as in what happened in the film and not what people interpreted, two entirely different things.
I’m sorry if my original post ever made the implication that “if you’re offended, you’re wrong” because that was never the case. The case was people calling to boycott based off one post without bothering to view it critically for themselves.
I’m thankful that you gave it a shot and I’m sorry that it stirred up bad feelings for you. You have every right to feel that way and I can totally respect that. I really enjoyed the movie and, while it did have that problematic aspect and other irks, I still thought it was really good.
With that being said, please feel free to blacklist “The Boxtrolls” since I’m bound to reblog things and arguments related to it and I wouldn’t like for the film to stir up bad feelings in you again. I’m not going to constantly spam it or set out to tell other people they’re wrong about their feelings, but I will post photosets of Eggs and Winnie because they’re super cute.
If there’s anything else you want me to tag (i.e Snatcher, Froufrou) please let me know!
SO BOXTROLLS was really good and super cute! it had some pacing problems and it was no paranorman but it was still a really solid film with great animation and design
however, once again tumblr cried “blatant transphobia! boycott!” by basing their thoughts on a single text post taking a character out of context and completely missing the point about the entire setup and comment.
no spoilers or anything but yeah, please don’t let a person’s misinterpreted text post dictate your thoughts on a film and studio that deserves your support.
you’re allowed to take offense at anything and dislike it, that’s just fine - i’m not going to invalidate your feelings/opinions on that, but please take the time to see for yourself and go from there.
please form your own opinions and decide for yourself.
please watch the boxtrolls