Feb. 19th, 2014

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Little details I noticed while freeze-framing the GOTG trailer...

Cut for minor spoilers )

In other news, last night at the comic book shop where I work, a male customer came in wanting Spawn action figures. He rudely walked past me and my female co-worker as we tried to tell him to speak to our (male) co-worker who was all the way on the other side of the store. Yeah, fuck you too, buddy. Stick that Violator toy up your ass.
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So there's fresh wanking about the new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer on fail-fandomanon. Alongside a lot of squee and some furries who already fancy Rocket Raccoon, there's quite a few people who're like "Why does the universe need another Straight White Guy superhero movie?" and complaints about the lack of female characters. GOTG actually has more female characters in major roles than any of the previous MCU films, with Gamora, Nebula, and Nova-Prime (played by Glenn Close) sharing the big screen. But okay, sure, it's reasonable to ask why Mantis, Phyla-Vell, and Moondragon didn't make the cut.

But this comment in particular just rubs me the wrong way. You want more female characters, but you yourself reduce Gamora to "the sexy one" in your own comment? Gamora is the most dangerous woman in the galaxy/universe. She's the one with the history with Thanos. She's the last Zen-Whoberian. Never mind, she's just the "sexy one". That's all she is to you? I mean, if it were Mantis, what would she be? The "Vietnamese one"? Is Phyla the "lesbian one"? Is ticking off marks on a diversity checklist all they're good for?

Also good for boggling/lolz are the multiple "long time Marvel fans" who claim to have NEVER heard of any of these characters. One person claims to have read comics for 15 years but only recognizes Phyla as "Hulkling's half-sister who was also gay". Can't even identify Phyla by name. Like, are y'all for FUCKING REAL? You claim to be Marvel fans, but you can't even name Gamora, who debuted in 1975? You're such big fans but don't even recognize Mantis and Moondragon when they were Avengers decades before this movie was even a gleam in James Gunn's eye! Okay, whatever, not asking y'all to have encyclopedic knowledge of these characters, but don't front like you're some big Marvel fan when you don't know who any of these superheroines are and have no personal stake in the movie or their character arcs. Y'all don't even know what y'all talking about!


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