“Get out [of America]. That’s not a recommendation, that’s an order… And don’t be a tourist! You might find all this time you were a tourist where you grew up and your groove has been waiting for you somewhere else.”—
The world-renowned director, in my 9am class this morning
“The fact that this movie has a female character kicking ass without it being the slightest bit hot is a big part of what makes a lot of people so profoundly uncomfortable. It’s not that she’s too young to be so violent, it’s that she’s too young to have the sex appeal that’s supposed to make the violence not only palatable but titillating. So all you’re left to enjoy is a bunch of dead bodies and gore and danger, with a real, simultaneously vulnerable and vicious human character in the middle of it, and you’re like, “Wait, why am I supposed to find this entertaining again? Why do I dig it when it’s Angelina Jolie or Uma Thurman but recoil when it’s a kid young enough to be trendily named Chloe Grace?”—Kate Harding (via Jezebel), on Chloë Grace Moretz’s role in Kick-Ass
A friend of mine goes to Brown and she has a chemistry class with Emma Watson. She said one day Emma answered a question correctly and someone in the back shouted, "TEN POINTS FOR GRYFFINDOR!" She wasn't happy.
“The other lie, which you will hear from your male friends, is that a woman can get laid whenever she wants. This is meant to be comforting, I think. A woman permits and denies access to sex, and all she has to do is want it bad enough…. But it, too, is a lie. There is such a thing as being unfuckable and female, whether because of weight or lack of femininity or age or poverty or that desperation you start to emit in waves after a few years without anyone trying to get into a dark corner. Because if you are unfuckable — and let’s use the right word here — if you are a hag, you have no voice.”—Jessa Crispin