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Sun May 26, 2013, 01:00 PM

Oh, the irony here is painful

Artsy Male Directors At Cannes Say Sexist Shit Too. Who'da Thunk?


Let me jump to the quote by Mr Polanski:

ďOffering flowers to a lady has become indecent. I think to level the genders ó itís purely idiotic. I think itís a resultÖ of progress in medicine. I think that the Pill has changed greatly the woman of our times, Ďmasculinisingí her ó how would you say it? [...] I think that it chases away the romance from our lives and thatís a great pity.Ē


Oy

Than another from Mr. Ozan:

I think women can really be connected with this girl because itís a fantasy of many women to do prostitution. That doesnít mean they do it, but the fact to be paid to have sex is something which is very obvious in feminine sexuality.

THR: Why do you believe that is a desire? I really donít think thatís the case.

Ozon: I think thatís the case because sexuality is complex. I think to be an object in sexuality is something very obvious you know, to be desired, to be used. There is kind of a passivity that women are looking for. Thatís why the scene with Charlotte Rampling is very important, because she says [prostitution] was a fantasy she always had but never had the courage to do it. She was too shy.

THR: How did you come to the conclusion that is a theme in womenís sexuality?

Ozon: It is the reality. You speak with many women, you speak with shrinks, everybody knows that. Well, maybe not Americans!


The article:

http://jezebel.com/artsy-male-directors-at-cannes-say-sexist-shit-too-who-509861906

I ain't mad, y'know, really. I'm more like an incandescent angel of fuck you and all your iconic movies.

I'm gonna go watch "I Spit on Your Grave" in honor of the Cannes.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Spit_on_Your_Grave

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ismnotwasm May 2013 OP
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ismnotwasm May 2013 #2
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mercuryblues May 2013 #3
ismnotwasm May 2013 #4
mercuryblues May 2013 #7
redqueen May 2013 #5
ismnotwasm May 2013 #6

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:06 PM

1. Oh, good grief. Another pack of men who discuss what women want

in pontifical tones without ever having asked a single woman in their lives what she has wanted, ever.

That's a great movie to watch for catharsis.

Another one is "Ticked off Trannies with Knives."

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:30 PM

2. Oh!

I'm so excited, that one has been on my 'to watch' list forever and I haven't, I'm glad to get a nod for it because most people I know haven't heard or it or haven't watched it. Thanks!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:36 PM

8. If you love slasher gore, you'll love it

There isn't much campiness to it, less than I'd have liked, anyway, but Willam is in it and that alone makes it worth watching.

ETA: I'm a little shocked, Rotten Tomatoes gave it an 80% rec!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:53 PM

3. I'd like to see

Polanski come to the US and say that. Is he trying to say he is a pedophile because a great many women are to "masculine" for his taste?

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:10 PM

4. Who knows with him?

It's an idiotic thing to say in the first place, and I expect he's attention seeking with his comments. If he really believes that shit, well he may be rich, famous and talented, but he's missed out on a part of life that could have enriched him, and perhaps saved him from thinking 13 year olds were just dandy sexual partners. He makes me sick.


I remember telling my husband before we were married never to bring me flowers-- because they were just going to die anyway. (He's the romantic in our relationship, that puzzled him for about 10 seconds) so he brings me plants I ask for, that I can put in the ground that we both enjoy. That's just me. Other women enjoy a gift of flowers. So do men.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:57 PM

7. I'm not much for

cut flowers either, for the same reason. I did enjoy the last dozen roses hubby gave me. They were sitting on top of my 50th birthday present.

Those 2 men do seem to know what women really want and think. Oh, right. I am an American, so I couldn't possibly know anything..or something like that.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:36 PM

5. Oh yes, we Americans, we just don't understand sex, like those awesomely sexy Europeans!

So hung up on concepts like equality and not being sexist.

I couldn't help but hear the echo of so many comments from so many people in Mr. Ozan's ignorant blovating... about how 'hung up' American women are over sexuality, simply because we won't shut up and accept that the patriarchy's version is the only version.




And in Mr. Polanski I see the mirror reflection of all those who agonize about how "feminized" men are.


I really am getting to the point of pitying the poor fools who are losing their shit over the loss of these idiotic gender roles. Well, not quite pitying. I don't mock people that I actually pity. But I rank this kind of shit right alongside conservative idiocy, and IMO all of it is worthy of nothing else but mercilessly tearing apart and/or mocking.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:47 PM

6. Mocking

What else do you do with the totally asinine? Go all Monty Python on their ass

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