Have just watched Inception
. Have nothing to add to the accolades showered on the film, except for this teensy weensy detail:
It must be nice to wake up from the nightmare and find that you were a privileged citizen all along. We just didn’t all have that advantage.
Ah, Inception is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. The CGI is beautiful. It’s beautifully scripted, beautifully filmed, beautifully cut, beautifully acted, and beautifully scored.
Half the world’s population is female, though. No, that’s actually wrong; make that 51% of the world’s population. So why is it, exactly, that I cannot - and I do mean
get to see my sex represented on film?
I am led to believe that Christopher Nolan worked on this film for a decade, i.e. ten years – ten years?!
In all that time, it did not occur to him that half of the world’s population is female. Wow.
Oh, I get it; Christopher Nolan is not responsible for the entire history of misogyny. Quite right. That is why all I expected from him was 50/50, and not 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000 females for every male to make up for the last two thousand years of bigotry in storytelling.
What did I get?
I got 12 story-supporting characters, 2 of whom were female. That’s 16,7% of the cast being female. Not quite the 51% that I had been hoping for, Christopher. And to top it all off, one of the females was the femme fatale; the background character that brings nothing but death. The other one was the secretary character, meaning the one that is sexually attractive in a non-threatening way whilst supporting the main character and bringing him his tea.
Oh yeah! And I do know that we are led to believe that the Mal character has the last word, it all being her dream or something. Funny, though, how she figures so little - she's fridged, ffs - and is never shown as anything but the Scary Woman, even though as far as I can make out, she died because the hero fucked up. Not to worry, though: she died in order to give him an interesting storyline, so her sacrifice was not in vain!
PS: Having to disallow comments on this post because the death threats are going to be a little bit much this time around.