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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.

Chris

Comments

sherwood21
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.
mckitterick
Mar. 21st, 2013 02:05 pm (UTC)
...so did he like it?
sherwood21
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.