“You have to question a cinematic culture which preaches artistic expression, and yet would support a decision that is clearly a product of a patriarchy-dominant society, which tries to control how women are depicted on screen. The MPAA is okay supporting scenes that portray women in scenarios of sexual torture and violence for entertainment purposes, but they are trying to force us to look away from a scene that shows a woman in a sexual scenario, which is both complicit and complex. It’s misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman’s sexual presentation of self. I consider this an issue that is bigger than this film. … There is something very distorted about this reality that they’ve created, which is that it is OK to torture women on screen. Any kind of violence towards women in a sexual scenario is fine. But give a woman pleasure? No way. Not a chance. That’s pornography.”—Ryan Gosling, in a letter protesting the NC-17 rating of ‘Blue Valentine’. The rating was based on one consensual sex scene, in which he goes down on Michelle Williams. (via agarfields)
“Great news, Merlin fans - not only will filming start early next year on Series Five, but a Merlin movie is in the works, too!
Merlin co-creators, Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy, are planning a big-screen version of the show, and they want it to be a mega-budget blockbuster!
“Julian and I are in discussions about making a Merlin film,” Johnny told Merlin magazine “It’s all top secret right now, but I can reveal that if the movie happens, fans will see some familiar faces in it!”
I took you by the hand. And we stood tall. And remembered our own land, what we lived for. And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears. And love will not break your heart but dismiss your fears. Get over your hill and see what you find there, with grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.