Wednesday, January 13, 2016

We ARE the Weirdos

Remember the movie The Craft (1996), about 4 young women who pursue witchcraft for not entirely-benign purposes?

 About this film, I will just say it was instrumental in my coming out as a lesbian. It's not a particularly great movie, but if one embraces it for what it could have been, it can work? The ringleader of the group, Nancy (Fairuza Balk), always struck me as like a damaged, gothy power lesbian and I remember feeling both attracted to her while also knowing she would have been completely Bad News to date.


I also remember loving that "we are the weirds, mister" line, as corny as it might seem now.

Nancy gave zero fucks about what mere human men thought of her and her non-Christian spiritual practices. And, as coven leader, she refused to let herself and her friends be victims.

Sadly, this movie with so much potential veers into the patriarchal narrative of Powerful Woman Gets Too Greedy With Her Power, ultimately suggesting that women shouldn't have such power at all.  If the film gets a reboot, that should be fixed.

And there should be some overt lesbianism/bisexuality, too, obvs.

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