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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-07-12 06:38 pm

[ SECRET POST #3843 ]


⌈ Secret Post #3843 ⌋

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[So You Think You Can Dance, Vanessa Hudgens]


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[Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom]


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[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]


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[Fargo, season 3]


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[Dark Matter]


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(Anonymous) 2017-07-12 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
I always loved it as a kid, for a long time I would have said it was my favorite, and rewatching it as an adult, it definitely does a lot of aesthetic and genre things that I still really like a lot. But like... it's just so fucking racist. It's so, so, so racist. I really want to like it but it's just at the point where it's basically impossible for me to ignore the racist bits and watch around them for the things that I like. It's kind of a bummer honestly.

So I guess that's kind of the opposite of your feelings in a way...
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[personal profile] greghousesgf 2017-07-12 11:21 pm (UTC)(link)
this!
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[personal profile] cbrachyrhynchos 2017-07-13 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
Gods yes. And I suspect it managed to quietly feed a lot of Kali as evil tropes you see floating around fantasy. (Right down to the "not all Hindus" lines. There's one nice series of articles about how Indiana Jones is a trilogy of conversion stories where the hero never actually converts.)

(Anonymous) 2017-07-13 12:16 am (UTC)(link)
That's definitely an interesting idea that deserves a lot of attention to drive down into it (the bit about Indiana Jones movies as conversion stories, I mean). I think the element that I hadn't noticed as much before my most recent rewatch, though, was the way that the film basically aligns itself with the British colonial presence in India - having the evil Prime Minister guy be resentful about the British presence and then having the British save the day and all that - so totally unnecessary.

(Anonymous) 2017-07-13 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
Y...eah... I still like it, but I think a lot of it is the nostalgia value (and just that Indiana Jones is great, great action) but holy shit. I remembered the cult and was a bit squeamish about that, but having gone back and watched it again after a really long time of not seeing it, I had completely forgotten the "feast" at the Maharaja's, and the village of indigenous people fawning over the Exotic Whites, and it even managed to jam pack some good old fashioned Chinese stereotypes in there. It's... really uncomfortable now. I know, different times and all, but jesus god.

(Anonymous) 2017-07-13 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
...yeah, pretty much. And I'm Asian, so it was kind of WTF back in the day.