Li'l Red's Geek Selforum

lodessa:

geek-selforum:

Emma Thompson about acting | BAFTA Life in Pictures (Nov. 24, 2013) (x)

YES YES YES YES YES. Thank you, someone, for talking sense. Actresses SHOULD NOT have to starve their asses off for no good reason. They SHOULD, however, have to be able to act their asses off for good reason. I see no reason why someone playing a normal, average, non-model character should have to look like one. Why not choose to glorify actors based on their skill? Imagine the uproar if I said, “You’re a teacher? Well I don’t think you can be a very good one—you won’t make it very far. You have to stand in front of a class and teach and do it well and your students will have to look at you! You have to be 10 lbs. thinner! Why? Because people like to look at thin teachers more than average-sized ones! You think it matters that they have the capacity to be totally fascinated with what you’re teaching or that you teach it better than anyone else? Please!”

I think you’d be surprised how much as a teacher I am scrutinized and judged based on my appearance.

I didn’t mean to step on any toes or to imply that teachers’ lives were easy or anything. My mom is a teacher and I have nothing but respect and admiration for the work you do. I just picked an arbitrary career for the comparison. Of course there’s an unreasonable standard in society in general that favors beautiful people regardless of profession. That’s well effed-up too and not to be minimized. My point was that it’s more obvious how ridiculous it is to judge a person of ANY other profession based both initially and principally on appearance. 

In the acting field, beauty is presumed to be one of the most important parts of actors’ jobs regardless of the role they’re playing (barring the rare cases in which the actors’ jobs are primarily to be perceived as ugly). Grown adults would immediately be dismissed by most other grown adults as shallow and discrimnatory if this conversation took place: “I don’t like Dr. Smith, I don’t think she’s a very good dentist.” “Why not? I think she’s really great! She did my route canal last year and she made it bearable.” “Well…she’s just not very PRETTY.” “What does that matter?” “Well, you have no choice but to look at at dentist—they’re right there over you.” Does that illustrate my point better? Not that people are judged to an unreasonable degree based upon physical appearance (although that’s true), but that it’s widely perceived as bad form to consider beauty to be part of the responsibility of any other profession and somehow acting is exempt from this rule. We’re not models. Our job is not to be beautiful. Our job is to tell stories, provoke thought, and convey truth.

stunningpicture:

There’s a duck on my sunroof.

stunningpicture:

There’s a duck on my sunroof.

em0rexia:

jamtards:

I’m so easily amused oh my fucking god but the pepper what the fuck

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LoOK HOW SHOCKED THE PLUG SOCKET ON THE WALL IS OMF G

tastefullyoffensive:

Movie Posters Recreated with Comic Sans and Clip Art [via]

Previously: Movies Described with the Same Sentence

lauramaher25:

Inside Star Trek Voyager : Kate Mulgrew  (Captain Kathryn Janeway) 

Emma Thompson about acting | BAFTA Life in Pictures (Nov. 24, 2013) (x)

YES YES YES YES YES. Thank you, someone, for talking sense. Actresses SHOULD NOT have to starve their asses off for no good reason. They SHOULD, however, have to be able to act their asses off for good reason. I see no reason why someone playing a normal, average, non-model character should have to look like one. Why not choose to glorify actors based on their skill? Imagine the uproar if I said, “You’re a teacher? Well I don’t think you can be a very good one—you won’t make it very far. You have to stand in front of a class and teach and do it well and your students will have to look at you! You have to be 10 lbs. thinner! Why? Because people like to look at thin teachers more than average-sized ones! You think it matters that they have the capacity to be totally fascinated with what you’re teaching or that you teach it better than anyone else? Please!”

GET TO KNOW ME meme1/5 favorite actresses
↳ Gillian Anderson - I have feminist bones and when I hear things or see people react to women in certain ways, I have very little tolerance

Talked to her on Friday evening (I mean it was like 45 seconds but still)! She’s a lovely, lovely woman and such a brilliant actress. And I love her active, by-example approach to feminism.

mathylibrarian:

i-came-from-the-abarat:

pros of long fics: well thought out, character development, builds relationships

cons of long fics: impending sense that something is going to go wrong at any moment

They’re together and happy, but there’s still ten chapters left.

jesus: mom i told you i didn't want a big party
mary: THE WHOLE WORLD WILL CELEBRATE EVERY YEAR

Dear Facebook Ads,

Ima need you to stop showing me pictures of Kate Mulgrew’s glasses and replicas of her earrings from the Emmys. It’s making me feel like a big ol’ creeper for Googling them. Let’s get one thing straight—I had those glasses first. And the earrings were really beautiful, ok? I don’t only want a pair because she wore them. I only mostly want a pair because she wore them…

ultrafunnypictures:

If you’re picky about cosplaying your body type, then you’ll love this guy!

ultrafunnypictures:

If you’re picky about cosplaying your body type, then you’ll love this guy!

It’s OK to believe in life after love. Cher if u agree

I can feel something inside me saying it…but I really don’t think it’s strong enough to reblog.

make me choose: carmelilla9 asked beverly crusher or doctor pulaski

fallontonight:

Jimmy and Andy Samberg test their movie knowledge in ‘5-Second Summaries’! 

This is seriously one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen.