If you don’t look for it, you won’t notice it, and if you don’t know how to spot it, you will stay blind to it your whole life. I know millions of minds far brighter than mine have mined this issue a great deal deeper than I am about to, but just because it has been spoken of before and more eloquently, does not deny me the right to still speak of it. What IT is, is the dehumanization and stereotyping of the female gender in modern film. Though it has gone on since the very inception of the moving picture, you live in a society that wants to trick you into believing you have evolved past it. They want to wave a few actresses in your face, and say “see, SHE transcended it, so IT mustn’t exist any longer”, but we all need to know better. We all need to be media literate enough to be able to notice this as a problem, identify it, and stop allowing it. Though my voice is small, it was nurtured by my Mother and Sister’s voice, and they instilled a wisdom in me that I can only hope I can share with you. The ability to see the media’s war against woman, and the strength to want to stand up in opposition to it. Knowledge is always the first step.
I imagine it must be pretty transparent that I like weird shit by this point in our relationship. All you really have to do is check out this site for an hour or two to know I have natural leanings toward the weirder, darker aspects of life. Why is that? Because normal bores me. Normal has been done to death. And really, what is spectacular about normalcy? Nothing. Normal people don’t make history. Normal people don’t burn themselves into your memory. It is the weird shit that stands out, so even if you don’t admit it as openly as I, you love weird shit, too. Seriously, why else would you be here? That out-of-the-way, here are five truly strange moments from movies. Moments so weird, they almost feel like they don’t belong in the movie, yet they are moments you never, ever forget.
How this guy looks is how I feel after watching these films. Retarded.
Disclaimer: retarded people are my favorite kind of person.
I love horror movies so much, obviously, I don’t like to talk badly about them. It takes a ridiculous amount of work to get a horror film done, from script to execution, and I don’t take pride in standing on the sidelines, tossing my opinion out, when all people are doing, even when they fail, is showing love for the genre. But in some cases, horror movies are just SO f*cking bad, I can’t make excuses for them. I cannot validate them, or even find one nice thing to say. In examples like the films on this list, these movies were SO BAD, they actually made me dumber. I tried to eat cereal with a fork today, and I am pretty sure Wrong Turn 5 is to blame for that. Now I fully realize some readers are going to take to the comments and leave me something witty, along the lines of: watching a movie like Wrong Turn 5, what did you expect? But understand, this is a genre I love. Even when the films are bad, I will do my best to find something that is likable, or atleast admirable about their attempt. So I watch it all: The good, the bad, The old, and the extreme. But the films on this list, these films are like being eyeball raped, and then having a screwdriver shoved up your nose until you are too stupid to know they are actually bad films. Not even bad films. These are celluloid miscarriages. Movies so bad, you wish you could punch the director in his face as a child. Okay, went way to far on that last one. I see that. See, you see what these movies did to me? I am like some sort of retarded, wild-animal now.
I have never taken more pride in my French heritage than I do at this exact moment. Why? Well, film is (I’m about to sound like a douche) a very important medium to me. And as you can probably gather from spending a little time here at this site, I tend to enjoy films that focus on some of the darker aspects of life. Only because I feel that is the reality to life, and the truth is, life can be dark. Life scars us and leaves us troubled. I understand there are people who live their lives pretending stuff like that doesn’t exist, but I am the opposite of that. And I am slowly realizing, that is the French part of me. The Portuguese side of me just wants to eat delicious food and drink hearty wine and laugh with my friends, but the French side? The French side wants to have kinky sex and thinks about death all the time and imagines myself in ungodly scenarios for no discernible reason. I never knew that was the French side of me, but now that I have seen all that the new wave of extreme French cinema, I can take comfort in the fact that there are people far more disturbed than me. And they make some truly unsettling and unforgettable films that carve their way into your subconscious and just kind of stay there, forever. Here are just a few of those films. Keep your eye out for a few trends across all the movies here. Namely, strong females and passive males. The women are often the victor and the victim, but in much more pronounced roles than typically found in American films. Be forewarned, these films are pretty brutal.