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Oh joy. I see #BladeRunner2049 has kicked off another round of “it’s not misogynistic! It’s COMMENTING on misogyny!”
Say it with me, kids: much like satire, commentary via depiction requires specificity of intent & execution, otherwise it’s just reification
If you think #BR2049 is commenting on misogyny, then what is it saying about it? Depiction isn’t criticism, any more than it is endorsement.
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1. No one‘s saying it but while #BladeRunner2049 is beautiful, interesting & richly realized, the reasons it is failing are abundantly clear
2. First, it’s hugely self-indulgent. As an iconic white male director, Ridley Scott‘s convinced his work is CANONICAL for today’s audiences
3. Which means he condescendingly doesn’t bother to explain, scene-set or contextualize ANYTHING for new eyeballs. “GO WATCH THE ORIGINAL”
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