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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    I've only seen one. And I own two of them...on Blu Ray. huh.
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    EDIT: Just rewatched that scene, and actually it wasn't just the boot. Nux had kind of a look when Max hands him the wheel for the War RIg, like a sense of trust and comradery that goes unspoken with the passing along of a totemic weapon, which seems to mirror the chest-bumping posturing he had when wrestling over the wheel with his friend in the first scene where we meet him. The contrast is between healthy and toxic masculinity. Max's stoicism vs Immortan Joe's personality cult. It's not that women are segregated into a servile class by their gender, as Kal pointed out we do see women in positions of power and authority. It's that society, by this point, seems to have so turned its back on what you could call "feminine" virtues that it's ready to ride a flaming train full of George Carlin's Deadly Male Subsculture straight into a oblivion. It's in the third act that we are presented with a path to redemption seen through a matriarchal, conservationist way of life, framed specifically through the lens "let mommy take the wheel."
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    I don't really see how "chilling" is the appropriate adjective. As much as Fury Road is (as I viewed it), a cautionary tale about the consequences of unrestrained masculine impulses, it's also a love letter to the sheer spectacle of the gas, gunpowder, and testosterone driven genre that the film comments on. And actually it's the subtle moments between the explosions and gunfire that really communicate what you could call the masculine "positives". My favorite might be when Max tosses Nux the boot that he grabbed for him after he "retaliated first" against the bullet farm crew. He looks down at the thing like he can't quite believe it, and you can tell how happy he is to have the paternal sort of approval that life as a "Warboy" was basically built around gaining. IIRC, this comes right before Max uses "mother's milk" to wash the blood from having killed the Bullet Farm peeps off of his face and hands. Like I said, lots of symbolism.
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    Mmm, it's almost as if the influence of patriarchal cultures is pervasive enough to subvert one's own sense of identity and mold a person into a reflection of the society that raised them, and that was the whole point of the movie. All of the women we see in the movie before the third act are either servants or (literally) livestock. The only one with any kind of power clearly got there by shedding her femininity and "out-manning" the dudes around her. I mean she shaves her head and rubs axle grease where the hair used to be. From a woman born in a tribe that seems to focus on preservation and making things "grow", it doesn't get much more symbolic than that.
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    It is, though. The antagonists are an amalgam of every toxic male subculture from the vikings to the off-roading quasi-skinhead metal cliques of today, who wind up ditching most of their posturing once "mommy" is around to provide an emotional outlet of some kind beyond the death-worshiping cult of testosterone that Immortan Joe used to maintain control. There's some interesting yonic imagery in the third act that drives this point home pretty hard, IMO. And then there's the whole "who killed the world" thing. Yeah.
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    Oh, theres something at the end of the movie that really reminded me of the Whale Mothers in TGO. The point I think Bone Tomahawk and Fury Road make, and one of many that Bakker makes, is that if deprived of feminine influences in our lives/societies, we're nothing more than violent, impulsive, hyper-sexed animals driven only by our biological needs and a child-like reverence for and obedience to masculine authority. You just gotta watch it man. Fury Road too. That wasn't a dig at Miller or Bakket earlier, what I said about Zahler's budget and time constraints. Fury Road is another what I'd call a must view for Bakker fans. Spectacular film.
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    It's actually a pretty good movie. The point that it took George Miller 150 million dollars, and Bakker 6 books to make, Zahler does in a three week shoot with less than 2% the budget of Fury Road. And the dialogue can stand up with some of Tarantino's best stuff.
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    There's a movie called Bone Tomahawk y'all may want to check out.
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    EDIT: whoops, nevermind.
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    US Politics: A Farewell to Arms

    I would love for Pete Buttigieg to debate Big Orange, just for the way evangelicals would lose their shit at watching a short, gay, veteran out-man and out-Jesus the Trump.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Endgame

    I know about the hockey team.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Endgame

    Speaking of Thor Ragnorak, were we supposed to get the impression that Loki was fucking the Grand Master? Many have made the observation that the movie has some pretty overt queer coding. They never really seem to have a defined relationship, he had the password to his orgy ship? Idk, maybe I reading too much into it.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Endgame

    Us was brilliant. Better than Get Out, IMO, and undoubtedly scarier. Kind of a metatextual Angels with Dirty Faces vibe. The whole "there but for the grace of God go I" vibe, but in a more visceral sense. If Lupita Nyong'o doesn't bring home an oscar I'll eat a back of shit.
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