I know how big an Emma Frost fan you are, so I have to wonder, how do you feel about her... role (?)... in the X-Men film series so far? Where you happy with her characterization/portrayal in First Class? Do you think January Jones should stick around? If not, who would you like to see cast instead, and what would you like to see done differently compared to her portrayals in Origins and First Class? Love your work!
there has been no emma frost in films yet.
the version in wolverine origins was nothing at all like the character
and the version in first class, while closer, is still a shell of a woman the character could be.
i think either natalie dormer, charlize theron, or robin wright would be perfect for emma. ideally, a combination of all three haha.
the key is that she actually needs to be shown as a deep character. the tricky thing with emma is that 90% of her character is behind a lot of layers. on the surface, she’s seemingly a cliche bitch. but there is so much behind her as to why she is this way, that within the limits of a single film, it would never do her justice to be any less than a second billings character. she needs to have black widow level prominence to really be able to see past all her defenses to where her true personality and motivations are. there are a lot of characters in the xmen who just right off the bat, are very captivating. you can understand a lot about them within one issue with them (like wolverine, storm, beast, magneto, mystique etc). emma is not that character. she is fundamentally written as not that character. her personality and characterization is all about the walls she builds. and if we can’t delve into that, there won’t be an adaptation she deserves.
This isn’t their problem, guys. It’s ours. We have to solve it.
Sexual harassment isn’t an occupational hazard. It’s not a glitch in the complex matrix of modern life. It’s not something that just “happens.” It’s something men do. It’s a choice men make. It’s a problem men enable. It’s sometimes a crime men commit. And it is not in the power nor the responsibility of women to wage war on this crime.
It’s on us.
How do we fight this war? We stop enabling. We check ourselves and, when necessary, wreck ourselves. Do you know a guy who’s hate-following women on Twitter just to troll them? You check him. Do you know a guy who’s writing disgusting screeds to women journalists because they don’t like the same things he likes? You check him. Do you know a professional whose discourse with women in his field is loaded with gender-specific language and condescension that could enable further abuse? You check him. Are your Twitter followers identifying you as a sympathetic ear for their sexist views? You check yourself. Is your website’s message board a cesspool of ignorance and hate? You check it like you actually give a damn. Do you know a guy who’s sending rape threats to women for any reason? Oh, you report that guy.
Let me make it plain:
A woman objecting to the content of a comic book — even if you think she’s dead wrong — does not rise to the occasion of vicious name calling and rape threats.
”—Andy Khouri writes at Comics Alliance. Read the whole thing - the motif is Fake Geek Guys, noting that the superhero fans who act in such an abusive, unethical way are 100% against the genre they claim to love - but I pull this part out of context. (via kierongillen)
Twenty years ago the Earth was conquered. Some of us are still fighting back. Equipped with alien technology, a small band of resistance fighters are staging an uprising the likes of which the world has never seen. Can the world’s first superheroes throw off the chains of empire?
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Gentrification is violence. Couched in white supremacy, it is a systemic, intentional process of uprooting communities… [Its] central act of violence is one of erasure.
…“Girls,” for example, reimagines today’s Brooklyn as an entirely white community. Here’s a show that places itself in the epicenter of a gentrifying city with gentrifiers for characters – it is essentially a show about gentrification that refuses to address gentrification. After critics lambasted Season 1 for its lack of diversity, the show brought in Donald Glover to play a black Republican and still managed to avoid the more pressing and relevant question of displacement and racial disparity that the characters are, despite their self-absorption, deeply complicit with. What’s especially frustrating about “Girls” not only dodging the topic entirely but pushing back – often with snark and defensiveness against calls for more diversity – is that it’s a show that seems to want to bring a more nuanced take on the complexities of modern life.
In an appallingly overwritten New York magazine article with the (I guess) provocative title “Is Gentrification All Bad?,” Justin Davidson imagines a first wave of gentrifiers much the way I’ve heard it described again and again: “A trickle of impecunious artists hungry for space and light.” This is the standard, “first it was the artists” narrative of gentrification, albeit a little spruced up, and the unspoken but the understood word here is “white.” Because, really, there have always been artists in the hood. They aren’t necessarily recognized by the academy or using trust funds supplementing coffee shop tips to fund their artistic careers, but they are still, in fact, artists. The presumptive, unspoken “white” in the first round of artists gentrification narrative is itself an erasure of these artists of color.