The redhidinghood_ test


Is there at least one single trans person in this film about a trans person?

Good question to ask, not only because The Danish Girl and Eddie Redmayne are getting a lot of Oscar hype.


Doppelgängers as characters seem to be in vogue at the moment.

There is of course the magnificent series Orphan Black, starring Tatiana Maslany as half a dozen clones. Richard Ayoade’s The Double, starring Jesse Eisenberg and based on the  Fyodor Dostoyevsky novella, is getting a wider release this summer.

Tonight, Zebra Kino in Konstanz is showing Enemy, directed by Denis Villeneuve and based on a José Saramago novel. The thriller pits Jake Gyllenhaal against Jake Gyllenhaal. The trailer (above) really focuses on sex and spiders, but I hope there is more to it. Tonight is the last screening at 9 pm, so you might want to join me there if you’re interested and in the region. 

Whether we like it or not, cinema assumes a pedagogical role in the lives of many people. It may not be the intent of the filmmaker to teach audiences anything, but that does not mean that lessons are not learned.

Reel to Real: Race, Sex and Class at the Movies by bell hooks (via bittersueszzz)