Audrey says “fuck your gender roles”
This movie is super underrated.
Audrey is so underrated. How can you not love her?
I have a love-hate relationship with this movie.
On one hand it’s got awesome PoC characters who defy racial and gender stereotypes. It also discusses colonialism and how people tend to destroy indigenous cultures to obtain land and resources (which is why the crew ultimately decided a to pretend they never found Atlantis because they don’t want anyone else to try and destroy the culture).
But on the other hand, the whole plot is that Atlantis needs a white, cishet man to save it from extinction and for some reason he understand their culture and language better than they do.
hEY FUCK YOU OKAY
MILO WAS THE ANTITHESIS OF WHITE SAVIOR
HE WAS A NERDY USELESS LITTLE SHIT WHO WAS COWARDLY UNTIL OTHERS FORCED HIM TO ACT
HIS ONLY STRENGTHS WERE HIS MIND AND HIS ETHICS
HE WAS THE PERFECT DUDE FOR THE JOB AND THE REASON HE KNEW BETTER WAS BECAUSE HE RIGOROUSLY STUDIED TEXTS THAT HAD BEEN LOST OR DESTROYED IN ATLANTIS BECAUSE KIDA’S FATHER INTENTIONALLY LET HIS KINGDOM LAPSE INTO DECAY AND OBSCURITY
DO NOT PULL THAT WHITE SAVIOUR BULLSHIT BECAUSE MILO WAS A DAMN GOOD DUDE
Eeeehh, just because Milo was nice doesn’t mean he wasn’t a white savior. Now, you need to understand that by white savior they don’t mean so much that Milo intended to be one, but that he does fit the trope perfectly. Simply because he is a white man who, by means of his effort or not (I know it was his effort but I mean in general), understands parts of the culture of Atlantis better than the very people of Atlantis and rescues it AND from Atlantis destruction by the hands of other white folks and some poc who were on the side of the other white folks for a while.
And don’t tell me it wasn’t fucked up that it was an indigenous Atlantian who destroyed their own culture for a white man to save it later from oblivion. And that is the fault OF THE WRITERS.
Milo isn’t really bad, but he was portrayed as a white savior and him being either nice or an asshole doesn’t take from it.
BUT THE WHITE DUDE WAS SO NICE
HE WAS THE PERFECT MAN TO SAVE—so a white savior then kthx
(Source: stelmarias, via zaweashtons)
having seaweed rub against u when ur swimming in the ocean is like having satan slowly caress ur legs and toes while smiling creepily at u and whispering “mayonnaise”
I feel so uncomfortable
this is one of the funniest things i’ve ever read
If a woman writes to a sex advice column and says “My boyfriend is pressuring me to have anal sex but I don’t want to” and the advise columnists answer is “It shouldn’t be painful if you do X, Y, Z” instead of “Dump any asshole who tries to pressure you into having sex” then the person giving that advice is perpetuating rape culture.
White people try to take over everything. We can’t even have a not so good neighborhood without them trying to move their whole damn race there.
Leave washington heights alone