Aaron Tveit in Ugly Betty aka fuck me with those glasses on
Reblog because of many reasons beyond my control….
CAN U NOT
“And the second reason was — during the years that I spent running Walt Disney Studios — I learned about how hard it was to find a fairy tale with a good strong male protagonist. You’ve got your Sleeping Beauties, your Cinderellas and your Alices. But with the origin story of the Wizard of Oz, here was a fairy tale story with a natural male protagonist. Which is why I knew that this was an idea for a movie that was genuinely worth pursuing.”
#i would l o v e to know what movies he helmed at disney studios #because this is just the next level #this is especially gross to me because it is taking a world/story that hinges on female power and ruining that #like the whole point of the wizard of oz is that women have the power; dorothy has the power #nothing changes without her - the scarecrow the tinman the lion are need her because they are powerless to change themselves but she isnt #and supplementing that you have glinda and the wicked witch; active characters; gamechanging characters #who influence and affect dororthy far more than the wizard ever does - all the wizard truly is is a motivator for dorothy’s journey #and like it is heavily implied that the entire story is a dream of dorothys - she has created the whole world #and it makes sense that in her world the men are the ones who need saving and the women are the ones who wield power #so like taking the world of oz and that signifance and going OH TOO MANY *GIRLS* WE WANT A BOY LEAD #is some nasty ass shit #like lmao jokes on you jerkface MOST FAIRYTALES ARE ABOIT GIRLS AND THEIR EXPERIENCES #and that is why they are so important and valuable to our culture #like even stories you think are about dudes? are about girls #peter pan wendys manic pixie dream boy#scheherazade playing the long con #rumplestiltskins fatal flaw: underestimating a woman #like have as many male leads a you want - it will never change the fact that#the wizard of oz is a story about a girl looking for a man to help her #and then figuring out that she didnt need it - she could help herself
Seth: Really? I mean is this really a time to say to brave men and women, “thanks because we’re good, but we’re not good.” U.S. Military Policy could use a makeover. Hm, who’s really good at makeovers? Really?
Amy: Really? And what do you think, gay soldiers are getting something out of the deal? “Hey I’m totally gaming the system! All I gotta do is go to Afghanistan for 18 months where a bunch of people are gonna try to kill me, but on the plus side I might just catch a glimpse of some dude’s wiener in the shower.” Really?
“I have no good reason to be taking ballet lessons. Everyone’s good except for me. There are these two seven year old girls who sit next me and do the bar work and they just look at me like they hate me.”
“I think films are kind of catching up in a way to where television has been for a long time. Television is still, in my opinion, the best place for female characters,” she said. “I’m so down with TV right now. Everything I watch is on TV and I love everything on TV and I think most TV shows are better than movies — there, I said it.” Poehler’s favorites? Mad Men, Hoarders, and Breaking Bad. Ariel Levy described Leslie Knope, the earnest small-town politician Poehler plays on Parks and Recreation, as her “favorite feminist on TV.” Poehler, too, identifies with Leslie’s can-do spirit. “I don’t think believing one person can make a difference, or change is going to come, means that you’re silly or that you’re uninformed,” she said. There is, however, at least one crucial difference between Poehler and her onscreen counterpart: “She loves to go camping, and I do not.” — Amy Poehler at the 2011 New Yorker Festival
Tom: Let me ask you this. Are you living your dreams? Well, I’m living mine. And if you wanna live yours, here’s my card.