les mis modern aesthetics // fantine
fantine was beautiful, and remained chaste as long as she could. she was a lovely blonde with splendid teeth. she had gold and pearls for her dowry, but her gold was her head of hair and her pearls were in her mouth. she worked to keep herself alive. then, also to keep herself alive, she l o v e d, for the heart has its own hunger. (x)
[Star Wars Needs More Lesbians AU: ] In which Sabé AND Padmé fell in love, both knowing it could never be; handmaiden and Queen. And Sabé ultimately failed to protect her.
“I don’t know.” George Lucas admitted during the films production. “I just put it there. I think Anakin got it from slipping in the bathtub, but of course, he’s not going to tell anybody that.”
#this line out of context seems like an excerpt from the kinkiest fic your ever had the privilege of stumbling across#this like IN context also sounds like that#I’m sorry this is straight up the most sexually complex proposal ever heard in a so-called kids film#IN ANY FILM#i could write essays on the consent dynamics that this implies and the delicious world of possibilities it implies#for a grown up Sarah should she decide to revisit later on her own terms#(which is the only way Jareth would have it any way – hence the emphasis on her needed to choose)#(over and over and over)#left or right up or down stay or go take the crystal forget the baby look what I’m offering you#but none of it means a thing unless she chooses it#he’ll rig the game as far as he dares but when the message comes that the girl is at the gate on her way to get Toby#he’s genuinely scared – call out the guard! take the baby and hide it! – because he knows she is a danger#he’s an all powerful probably immortal wizard and king – but he knows that her choice is the pin that can undo him#KIDS MOVIE(harrietvane)
We the generation who grew up on this movie turned out to be an interesting bunch of people, let’s put it that way.
Enjolras: So basically, we’re completely swamped. All hands on deck. I need anyone with a pulse and a brain to pitch in.
Grantaire: Do you need help with anything?
Enjolras: No, we’re good thanks. In fact, you can head home early.
Spaceballs / Favorite Scene
So there’s this book. It passes the Bechdel Test with flying colors. The polyamorous woman is never slutshamed in the narrative, and neither is the single mother. Sex workers are defended. Women have agency, and their actions drive a significant amount of the plot.
I’m talking, of course, about Les Mis, which was written by a man in 1862.