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can't remember if there' a thread about this but here goes
I love her she's the babe of the century
the more amazing video is the second one where she respond to and engaging criticism she got from it and perfectly exemplifies how we should react to being 'called out' when we clumsily stereotype, tokenise and fetishise peoples identities.
basically she is an amazing role model for all of us. love her xoxoxoxo
I'm just watching her critique respsonse video now
would you prefer people just talked about books that weren't the closest thing we're going to get to a globally shared reference point?
I just hate Harry Potter and the archaic image it paints of Britain.
her original video is a bit too...strained for me.
I understand she's obviously talking in front of a lot of people etc so she's most likely a bit nervous but it's a bit difficult to watch someone jabbering full-speed into a microphone, especially from a static sidle angle.
Whilst remaining conceptually highbrow... Tristan and Tom do it on twitter, mostly as a joke, but it's an awful awful trend. It's the zizek isation of all things and its as though by rooting something in man on the street references you're making it relevant . A good concept should be easy to explain without resorting to patronising theatre.
That's the point of this kind of thing (i.e. critical theory) though. While you can do analysis of what The Turin Horse says about the culture we live, it will always be flawed because obviously it hasn't connected with a huge amount of people. Looking at something like Harry Potter is more likely to tell you something about society at large
Tristan talks quite a lot of rubbish
i've never read HP, maybe all her points are valid ones
What about her delivery makes you cringe?
i love when slam poetry is used as an outlet for queer people, POCs, and other marginalised people to voice their thoughts. i don't see it as 'patronising theatre' ; the vast majority of society would happily silence their voices so the anger is completely earned. and it's not like some inarticulate rant... imho it's done really well and it's very satisfying(?) to listen to.. idk, anyway it's great.