Jun 2, 2010
joined My Stranger Face
Jun 2, 2010
commented on Burkas and Birkins
No, this review is not homophobic - this show is written by gay men, and what I like to call "crate and barrel gays" who are more interested in advertising, and the uber-capitalist consumption of femininity, than any kind of complex character arc or plot. I mean, the movie was plodding along fine, and then basically gets hijacked by a huge advertisement for abu dabi - they must have been offered a lot to totally disregard their fan's interests! I dont know if anyone mentioned this already, but also this movie basically embodies the idea of orientalism, that is, the idea that middle east culture is primitive and stuck in the past. In the movie Abu Dabi is the "new" middle east, finally coming out of its backward ways and embracing capitalism and specifically "feminism" which apparently means western feminism (everyone clap while samantha, miranda, carrie and charlotte sing "i am woman hear me roar" at the kereoke night, i'm not kidding). Interesting, actually the practice of covering yourself, when originally conceived in Islamic tradition, was a feminist resistant act, decided upon by women. Later, it became perverted and made "law" by male politicians in certain patriarchal moments. Given the current situation with US imperialism in the middle east, and images of mobs of angry arab men and "saving" oppressed arab women in the news being used to justify US occupation, this movie is not just funny-disturbing, but deeply unethical and ignorant.