while it is absolutely wild to me that apparently some
white women)people took the message “aryan death-cult good actually!” from Midsommar b/c their own relationships are so disappointing (please…. just go see a fucking therapist), it’s equally wild to me when some folks don’t see WHY Dani fell so easily into their arms in the first place and like, criticize the movie for *supposedly* framing the cult as good?? like did we watch the same movie
when the phrase “women need women” first started floating around after the movie aired, I think a lot of ppl mistakenly took it to mean that Dani needed the women in the cult, and they were what freed her from an emotionally abusive relationship, which is… rly something
“women need women” b/c Dani lost her only family to her sister suicide-murdering them, and was understandably not fucking dealing well. she had practically NO OTHER CONNECTIONS beyond her boyfriend and HIS friends, who would always side w/ him when he would gaslight and complain abt Dani having breakdowns about HER MURDERED FAMILY!! the only exception of those friends was Pelle who was, notably, one of the goddamned cult missionaries sent out SPECIFICALLY to lure out vulnerable victims, Dani obviously being a perfect target for his practiced/leading ‘concern’!
“women need women” b/c if Dani had been able to make connections to other women before tragedy struck, she wouldn’t have been forced to rely solely on her bf and his emotional neglect. but b/c she didn’t have those connections to literally ANYONE who rly cared abt her before that point, she fell to the charm of the first folks to show her any ounce of concern, compassion, and solidarity…. which was all a ruse to groom her into their cult
“women need women” b/c we all need connections to folks who truly care about and understand us, who we can bond with over shared experiences and hardships. b/c when we don’t, folks who seek to manipulate others can and will sniff out those weaknesses and warp them to their favor, even under the guise of love and companionship. b/c targeting lonely ppl and cutting off their connections to everyone outside the loyal cult and showering them in affection to win their devotion is literally a cult tactic, like you do understand that right?
like Midsommar isn’t some love-letter to cults, it’s a p real examination of how cults gather victims in the first place. like, we’re social animals folks, we NEED connections or we’ll whither away. like even being viscerally disgusted by all that shit INCLUDING the manipulation tactics I could see playing out, there were still several points where the townsfolk were all nice and fawning over Dani and my touch-starved ass was like, “god I wish that was me,” cult tactics work HORRIFYINGLY well…
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If you combined Crash, Midsommar and The Fall, that’s what the 911 music video reminded me of.
It’s so close but my time to work on Unclouded chapter 12: Scream Queens is being aggressively deli-sliced. Also this chapter has a lot of ACTION and ACTION takes me longer than meandering Imagist poem-inspired word pictures. It’s coming ASAP, but hell, that may be Sunday again at this point. Sad AnonLady in snow.
I will take a page from Hårga soul sister @rimanez‘s book and give you a teeny preview thing though, with the understanding it will hopefully be better when you see it in the final version:
I could go on and on, but, basically, these are ten women that successfully survived their own brands of hell that was given to them in their movies (at least in the first) and who I am shamelessly in love with.
A honorable mention to Helen Lyle, who despite being utterly gorgeous, did not survive her movie.
Florence Pugh in Midsommar
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Midsommar and Silence of the Lambs are the same movie except one has a summer aesthetic and the other has a fall aesthetic
you’re never going to believe what we saw on the surface
GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE:
Please enjoy Maskerad, the aubergine prose of this fluffy sweet wish fulfillment fairytale AU follow-up to Folksaga.
Perfect .gif *always* by @amy-amell, to whom it is dedicated because she is the best
Less good news?
I am going to need another day, maybe two, to finish up Unclouded chapter 12: Scream Queens. When you read it, hopefully you will appreciate why! [tents fingers].
But on the less bad less good news side, I’ve already written a good chunk of chapter 13, so it won’t take too long for the follow-up. And I’m being compelled by an incubus on my chest to work on the next Folksagor story, too, which is pretty much the Mirror Universe of this one. Aaaaaand working with @rimanez on an already ridiculous list of Dani/Pelle receipts for a post in a few days. Hope you guys like the masked romance in the meantime. <3<3<3
a la venta gentuza ✨
sidney prescott (scream, 1996) and dani ardor (midsommar, 2019) parallels
I’m about to walk into class tomorrow with a full fledged essay on why Midsommar is a just a grusome coming of age film.