The trailer for Lucy is such orientalist yellow peril garbage like???? boo hoo let us lament for 90 min about the strife of a poor blonde white woman being manhandled by those damn dirty grubby asian men
White women in distress and their evil MoC persecutors has got to be one of the most played out racist, imperialistic BS ever.
A movie with a female lead without any romantic interest that kicks the shit out of men and you still manage to find something to complain about, good job guys.
Okay but why the fuck is this movie set in Asia, filled with Asian villains, with a white female protag? Yes, wow, the lead’s a woman, fantastic, but apart from that it’s not really any different from the other movies made in a long history of having white people kicking the shit out of exclusively Asian villains.
Really, seriously. I just want to know why they had to set it in Asia with a white woman lead. Why not set the damn movie in the US if they want a big name yt actress that badly? Or, why not just cast a Taiwanese actress if they want it to be set in Asia that bad?
Or maybe not do those things to avoid another Orientalist shitshow because those are exactly the thematic cues they’re going for with a vulnerable white woman being abused by morally corrupt Asian men. OH BUT FEMINIST SUBVERSION! THE VULNERABLE WHITE WOMAN KILLS THEM ALL INSTEAD, YEAHHHH GO FEMINISM!
Meanwhile Asian cultures continue to be portrayed as backwards, Asian men continue to be portrayed as vile predators, but hey go feminism right? Nevermind that Asian women get thrown under the bus with this too.
Anyone who thinks this movie is “feminist” is a goddamn fool. Luc Besson has been making these kinds of movies for decades, with conventionally attractive (mostly white) women who take off their clothes, get rape-threatened, then do violent shit. Straight men love this formula.
This time it’s exceptionally racist, that’s the only thing that’s different.