I never thought I’d be talking about this bitch ever again. After she left video games, I figured she’d just disappear into some abstract corner of the Internet and I wouldn’t ever have to deal with her stupid views on topics that she clearly knows fuck-all about ever again. But then The Drunken Peasants podcast subjected me to her latest video, where she decides to go after one of my favorite films, with her pathetic, paltry, pseudo-intellectual bullshit that shows that her ability to critically analyze themes in films has all the depth and size of a puddle in the parking lot of my apartment building. Ugh! I’ll have the video here, so you can see I’m not taking anything out of context. Let’s talk about it.
She begins with saying that according to the original Blade Runner, the future is going to be racist, have flying cars, but oh boy, noodle shops! Yeah, because that is TOTALLY what the ethnicity of Blade Runner was about. You know, like how the lower world is a very ethnically diverse place, while the upper world is very white. Huh, it’s not like that was a deliberate design choice that Ridley Scott made in order to symbolize the power gap over the time period the film was made. Nope, not at all! This woman can’t analyze anything in a way outside of her feminist lens that tells her that everything is bad unless it caters to views that, if we learned anything from her analysis of video games, are clearly contradictory.
After her TERRIBLE intro, she says that all the fans of the original film get to rejoice at the idea of a sequel. Did she not follow the unveiling of that at all? This sequel is being met with VERY fierce skepticism by the science-fiction community, as it should. Hollywood has shown that they are bad at doing sequels and now Blade Runner is on the block. Granted, they got the director of my favorite film of 2016, Arrival, to do this, and he has the cinematographer he had making Incendes and Sicario, the latter of which is one of my favorite films. That does leave me feeling hopeful, but let’s hear more about what Anita has to say about this great science fiction cinema landmark.
Now we get to her “burning questions” Blade Runner introduced. Like “shouldn’t there be more Latinx people in Los Angeles.” Okay, stop. Can we PLEASE stop using the term “latinx?” It sounds like you’re talking about Kleenex, for one. For another, there was a surprisingly good point brought up on The Drunken Peasants. See, here’s the thing about Latino and Latina – in old romantic languages based off Latin, words are made to have different genders assigned to words depending on who is speaking and who or what is being spoken about. It’s part of those languages’ cultural heritage. Now we have some fucking white people coming in and saying “no! You can’t have these distinguishing features because that’s not inclusive enough!” Aren’t you the ones who stress out your fucking ass that we need to have respect for other cultures? Sure doesn’t seem like you respect their language. Maybe you need to check your privilege, white bitch.
After going on for a while, it’s pretty clear where this entire video is going – sex robots are bad and promote sexism. Funny, I just saw an article where it talked about how women are going to replace men with sex robots in the future and didn’t paint that as a bad thing. Funny how it’s only wrong when men do it. Groj, I just wish she’d come out and say she’s a man-hater. Can you please, Anita? It’s so obvious where this video is going, and you even say that we’re about to be approaching a future in Blade Runner where biomechanical androids exist and men abuse them. Unreal. It’s funny, Anita makes fun of the men who have difficulty dating, whether it be to personality flaws, or to them being shy and scared of interacting with people, and mocks them for it. How many socially awkward women who would seek a robot for companionship would she mock? What a sexist harpy. As with all modern feminists – it’s only sexist when men do it.
She then makes the argument that the film has good ideas, but it looks at them from the perspective of white men. Yeah, I guess that’s true, unless we want to ignore the ENTIRE FUCKING MOVIE! For example, one of the most interesting elements of the lower world is the language of the city. The police officer who originally takes Deckard in speaks it. It’s an amalgamation of all the languages spoken on the lower level. Roy Batty may be played by a white man, but look at what his role in the film is – a slave. He is part of a slave race. Skin color be damned, he’s part of a slave race and is desperate to stop his inevitable death. Even when he gets to see the head of Tyrell Corporation, the conversation about his demise doesn’t go well and you have no idea if Tyrell told him the truth at all. To say that this film focuses exclusively on the perspective of white men is fucking ignorant, and also denies all the perspectives of the film from all the various characters. But hey, let’s simplify it down to the color of people’s skin. Because that isn’t fucking racist at all.
We get to hear next how the two female replicants are a metaphor for modern day misogyny. Wrong! They are representations of the exploitation of women in subjugated classes. There was a time when all women in this country were a lesser class. Hard to argue that. But the entire narrative of the replicants is that they are a species separate from us who are being subjugated by the humans who created them. It’s a story about power relationships and how there will always be those in power using their power over those without. These two female replicants are not some metaphor for the “patriarchy.” They are part of a larger narrative of those in power destroying the lives of those without, and how when we are out of peoples to conquer, we shall create power dynamics to have. Like I said, Anita’s ability to critically analyze things has all the depth of a fucking puddle.
Then she talks about the scene with Deckard and Rachel. All it is in her mind is – he assaulted a woman. Since she clearly can’t analyze this film, let’s inform the class of how stupid that perspective is. The narrative of this film is that replicants are lesser than humans. It’s the belief that our entire species has. Deckard is a bit hard to follow because he seems to have at least some regard for the replicants and doesn’t want to continue killing them. However, he is still part of a species that sees them as lesser and deserving of death (even if he is a replicant himself, which is left unclear for a very good reason). Is the scene with these two very jarring and uncomfortable? Yup. Anita criticizing the music is her not being able to see that the music there was a deliberate choice to make the scene more uncomfortable. Everything in the film is deliberate. Deckard using his power over Rachel was a sign that he is at least partially just as brainwashed as the rest of society and chose to exercise his power over someone who couldn’t fight back because she had nowhere else to go. It does make him look like a bit of a bad guy, but the thing is – that was deliberate. It was meant to tell the audience that even a character who you are supposed to root for is still human and subject to the same forces the rest of us are. I hate Anita so much. She is shitting all over a movie I love because it’s pretty fucking clear she doesn’t understand it.
One thing Anita says that just blows my mind – the film isn’t about the women. No shit, moron! It’s about the replicants! It’s about members of a subservient race who are being hunted by a society that says that they aren’t allowed on Earth, on pain of death! I just love how this imbecile has made it out to be like these three female characters don’t matter to the script at all. Does this bimbo have any awareness of how themes work? Any idea how to critically analyze media? Of course not. Her Master’s thesis basically sucked the cock of everything Joss Whedon has ever made, back in the day. He isn’t exactly writing Shakespeare.
We also have some other white person who can’t critically analyze issues of race, either. Race doesn’t enter at all into the film? No, because the fact that the lower world is very ethnically diverse and poor, while the upper world is very white and wealthy isn’t a look into racial ideas at all! Ugh! Background texture?! It’s one of the central themes at play, you fucking moron! Roy and the replicants have to hide in the lower world because they are also part of a lesser class. Except in the film they are even lesser than the oppressed classes of the lower world. That’s the fucking point! Rachel is part of the upper world until she realizes that she is a replicant. After which she has to go down to the lower world because now she is lesser. Do you not get anything to do with this movie?! How did that escape your notice, oh wonderful feminist one? Aren’t you the idiot who says that your research is “double and triple-checked”?! Clearly not because I’m not some film school graduate and even I can pick up on this!
This was stupid. It’s nice to see that her analysis of movies is just as shitty as it was about video games. I hate this woman and her videos. Please stop shitting on one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.
Until next time, a quote,
“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.” – Roy Batty, Blade Runner