So on Tuesday I went on a pretty amazing two hour road trip across the desert. Took a few friends with me, it got a little trippy.
To quote Tom Hardy, it was like 'Cirque du Soleil meets fucking Slipknot'. I am certain that Mad Max will be a legendary success. How anyone can possibly see/hear/dream of Tom Hardy and not fall in love is unconscionable to me. Although he wasn't the only lead role I was in awe of... Furiosa oh you beauty.
The strong female roles screamed out, from particularly sublime faces of models like Rosie Huntington Whitely. They kicked ass, again... and again... and again. I don't want to give out spoilers so I'm going to try to stay as calm and collected as possible but the anti-feminist backlash this film has received is laughable.
I'd never come across a website filled with such hatred and discrimination until I saw 'Return of Kings', and that is saying something considering I've been on the Daily Mail homepage.
"ROK aims to usher the return of the masculine man in a world where masculinity is being increasingly punished and shamed in favor of creating an androgynous and politically-correct society that allows women to assert superiority and control over men". My blood boils and my eyes burn and my fists tighten just reading their manifesto.
It was their review of Mad Max, aptly name 'Why you shouldn't go and see Mad Max: Feminist Road' which unfortunately brought me to their hate blog. I am still in shock at the hilarity and absurdity of this article. It basically says 'Men of the world, women are pretending they can actually fight, this film will trick you into treating the female population as equals so please do not be fooled.' I mean they are totally fine with believing in an apocalyptic desert universe where we still manage to have fuel although we waste it on a Slipknot tour bus to play songs for us in battle but actually believing that women could fight back against a patriarchal society that sees them as no more than breeders and milk cows? Well, that is obviously too far.
It comes to something when anti-feminists who label feminism as 'man hating' basically become 'man haters' themselves by limiting what a man is to pure masculinity. I'd quite like to live in a time that eradicates gender norms, practices equality and doesn't ridicule women for kicking ass. I hope you guys do too, Bee xxx
PS. I recommend everyone sees this film, its not just feminism, beautiful women and drop dead gorgeous men, there is a s**t tonne of fighting, flames, steampunk, crazy motor vehicles, apocalyptic war and sand, so much sand.