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"School of Thrones" and "Heathers"

Now for some fun, especially for those who've watched HBO's "Game of Thrones" show.

And they've also posted Episode 2:

For some reason, this reminds me of the movie "Heathers," which [profile] chernobylred and I just watched for the first time last night. HOW DID I MISS THIS ONE? Check out this freaky trailer:

Last night, I kept asking aloud how I've never seen Heathers before. Here's what I came up with, which is both telling and ironic, considering what the movie is about:

I think it's because it came out in 1988, when I was in college and not dating anyone, and boys then saw it as a "girl's movie." That's right: Boys didn't allow themselves to see "girl's movies," and might still keep themselves from enjoying such. Not that Heathers is either a boy's or girl's movie, but it was perceived as such, partly because the lead is a girl (Winona Ryder). I never had that issue, but I've also never liked going to movies alone, so I missed out. BECAUSE OF THE DAMNED PATRIARCHY. I stopped myself from enjoying a film that would have blown me away at the time, because of cultural normativism. I'm a white guy in the US, yet I've been harmed by the retro-patriarchy. Just goes to show that we're ALL harmed by outmoded cultural norms.



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Mar. 20th, 2013 05:24 pm (UTC)
I don't ever remember Heathers being considered a "girl movie" by anyone. I remember it being considered an alt/goth movie, a la The Rivers Edge**.

Editing to add: **which I am assuming you have seen. If you haven't, then maybe it's less about having been a boy than it is about not having been a Kool Kid! :)

Edited at 2013-03-20 05:27 pm (UTC)
Mar. 20th, 2013 05:56 pm (UTC)
I'm not saying boys made a big deal out of it; the resistance was more along the lines of, "Eh, not really for me," implicitly saying that because the protagonist (and title characters) were all female, it was targeted at girls. And it was certainly not marketed as a date movie (though a girl who'd seen that with me on a date would have been AWESOME).

I did see and love River's Edge! Different story, there ;-)
Mar. 20th, 2013 05:44 pm (UTC)
I don't know how you managed that either, amigo. Absolutely love that movie, and pretty sure I saw it in the theater with a whole group when it first came out. "Eskimo!" :)
Mar. 20th, 2013 05:57 pm (UTC)

Mar. 20th, 2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
This was not my first time to see the movie. I just want to clarify that, so as to maintain my street cred.

Mar. 20th, 2013 06:09 pm (UTC)
Mar. 20th, 2013 07:16 pm (UTC)
OMG i am DEAD from this. Can't. Stop. Watching.
Mar. 20th, 2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
Mar. 22nd, 2013 08:47 am (UTC)
stealin' this one, too!!!
Mar. 20th, 2013 07:16 pm (UTC)
Mar. 22nd, 2013 08:47 am (UTC)
omg, stealin' yer gif!
Mar. 22nd, 2013 01:23 pm (UTC)
Use it in good health!
Mar. 20th, 2013 07:36 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you didn't see "Heathers" then, but glad you've rectified it.

I used to enjoy going to movies alone; I saw "Heathers" in Australia in 1989 and it blew me away, so I went more than once. I don't like going alone so much anymore, but that's probably more because I'm so tired of talking and texting during the movies. Watching a DVD at home isn't always as fun, but at least I can hear the movie without distraction.
Mar. 20th, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
The last time I saw a movie in a theater, it was at one of those "fork and screen" deals: Everyone has a recliner (cool idea), but they squeak whenever someone moves, which is ALL THE TIME. There's a waiter who brings you food and drink (another cool idea), but that means you listen to people ordering stuff and look at the waiter walking around the whole time. And finally, the idiots in there all feel the need to talk because they're a little farther apart. UGH.

Even a normal movie is disturbed by such things as you mention. When did it suddenly become okay to text during a movie? JUST TURN IT OFF. There's a power button on that thing, y'know. MANY PEOPLE ARE ASSHOLES.

Love watching movies at home, preferably with others but alone is cool, too. At a theater, the flawed experience just isn't worth it when I'm alone.
Mar. 20th, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
The "School of Thrones" thing is making my day. Thank you!
Mar. 20th, 2013 08:35 pm (UTC)
I'm here to help!
Mar. 21st, 2013 12:33 am (UTC)
The Brit had never seen it either, and didn't want to ... I held him down and taped his eyelids open and made him.
Mar. 21st, 2013 02:05 pm (UTC)
...so did he like it?
Mar. 22nd, 2013 12:55 am (UTC)
He was unfortunately underwhelmed, but I'll keep him anyway. He did appreciate "My teen angst has a body count" though.
Mar. 21st, 2013 02:00 pm (UTC)
Bulimia was _so_ '87.
Mar. 21st, 2013 02:06 pm (UTC)
'Twas a brilliant movie!
Mar. 22nd, 2013 06:27 am (UTC)
Man. If I would have known that, I would have lent you my copy of "Heathers" years ago.
Mar. 22nd, 2013 08:48 am (UTC)
I LOOOOVED that movie!!! I might have to watch it again now you you're bringing it up.
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