Have you seen James Cameron's new bajillion-dollar film Avatar yet? We have not! Probably because today is the film's official release date, and we were not invited to a screening. But that won't stop us from weighing in on a grassroots effort to boycott the film because it offends … transgender people.We're still trying to figure out how the movie is demeaning to transgender folks. Or people who believe in evolution. Or something. But take it away, Internet conspiracy theorists!According to Stop Avatar Movie:Why stop the Avatar movie?In short, Avatar has hetrosexual themes, that's why. Not that hetrosexual themes are anything new in American films but when you consider the context in which the Avatar story is set, the message of this film is highly irresponsible.Here's a summary of what is wrong with the Avatar film:1) Avatar assumes that the hetrosexual, "male" and "female" attraction will still be the primary relationship basis in the future.2) Avatar ignores the fact of Evolution. Humans are evolving to be being Transgender, NOT hetrosexual.3) Avatar also assumes that intelligent beings on other worlds would be hetrosexual.In addition, the film uses militaristic themes and promotes violence as a means of story-telling and social context.Are we the only ones who believe that, even by 2154, the year the movie is set, heterosexuality will still be the norm among humans? And that there will be more "strict" biologically male and female humans than transgender humans? And that, uh, nobody freakin' knows what sort of life forms exist beyond our solar system.And that, uh, THIS IS A MOVIE?....
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Ye Gods! Are there not more important things to do than to protest a silly science fiction movie which will be forgotten in six months? Transgender people are without civil rights, housing, food and health care.
If you really need something to protest, write, call and visit your Congressional delegation and ask them why ENDA has not been passed and signed into law. Please lets get our priorities straight.
Posted by De Sube at 12/16/2009 02:42:00 PM