tw: homophobia, transphobia, rape
Tropfest, for those who don’t know, is the world’s biggest short film festival. IT started at a bar in Sydney, and now they have entrants from all over the world and a special edition during the Tribeca Film Festival. It’s kind of a big deal.
So the winner of the latest edition, that just finished up in Sydney? BAMBOOZLED. It’s probably the most ridiculously awful piece of homophobic trash you’ll see this side of the right-wing.
It starts with a man introducing himself to a fellow, “Peter”, he recognizes at a bus stop. The initial joke here is that it’s revealed that the man who just introduced himself to Peter was once a woman that he dated. The whole thing is awkward, and completely not how interactions with trans*men play out in real life, but it gets worse.
From there, they go and have a shitty montage in a pub, complete with getting very very drunk. Like no consent drunk. Peter goes back to the guy’s place and they sleep with each other. Peter does the whole wake up later regret thing, and then the man Peter just slept with says, “Don’t say anything as you’ve just been BAMBOOZLED!” A TV host runs through the door with camera crew, saying that the guy Peter slept with was an actor, while his real ex-girlfriend comes through the door spouting some nonsense about revenge, and it fades to black with everyone laughing at him. Nude.
So yeah tl;dr the plight of transphobic people is used a punchline to coerce a man into gay sex and rape him so that we can watch and laugh. I AM NOT KIDDING.
And the kicker: the signature item for this edition of Tropfest was “CHANGE”
I can shrug off awful. Hell, most Tropfest entries are pretty terrible. The whole event is honestly an excuse for Australians to go have a picnic. But this is legitimately a worrying piece of “cinema”. This guy is about to get a thousand and one networks into the industry. Is this the standard we accept now?
If you can: contact Tropfest on every means necessary. Twitter, facebook, everything. Start a fucking war. Bamboozled deserves to be stripped of its prize. It’s is disgusting film-making that should not have been screened, let alone awarded.
My tumblr keeps unfollowing jess I wonder if it’s unfollowed anyone else ugh tumblr whyyyyyyy esp seeing it’s JESS’ BIRTHDAY V IMPORTANT DAY TBH
Tumblr is just jealous of Bryan’s dedication to Birthday Week 2013.
For my birthday I would like no east-west link and better public transport ok thanks Napthine xx
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When I was ten years old, a dog bit the back of my head. The doctor said, within earshot but out of sight — he didn’t think I could hear him — that had the dog’s teeth been a little longer, they could have gone in under my skull. Hit my brain stem. Killed me, crippled me.
Recently I complained to one of the Grill’d stores about something I wasn’t happy about, and they were totally nice about it, and the other day they sent me a $25 voucher in the mail to apologise.
That’s how ya do good customer service!
I love companies that bend over backwards! The company I work for is one. Also always call the number on the vending machine if it eats your money, they’ll mail you a gift card worth double. #lifehack
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I’m at a house party in Collingwood except I don’t know who or where the owners/tenants are and it’s 3.30am and I think we started the party? Happy 3rd day of birthday week me!
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