Elyssa from Portland. Roller derby, star trek, bears. She/her or them/they pronouns please.
oh no I saw the trailer for the new ghibli film “when marnie was there” and I was so excited for there finally to be a ghibli film with a queer relationship in it but now I’m hearing that actually it was all just queerbaiting and now I am crushed beyond belief and idk if I even want to watch it anymore excuse me while I quietly weep in a corner
I won’t necessarily call it queer baiting cause for me that usually implies that someone has made the decision that “hey we can make more money if we imply homosexuality without risking our asses” i.e. supernatural. I haven’t seen the movie but to me it looks like it is about, as with many ghibli movies, the importance and power of love. Also ghibli movies tend to show heterosexual love very I guess toned down. (similarly to how the relationship between the two women appeared to me) Idk to me it doesn’t seem like queer baiting but I sincerely doubt the movie is about a lesbian couple (at least obviously) I think people jumped on the bandwagon too quickly without being critical. Even before I saw the trailer I doubted that it was actually about queer people. However it still looks like a lovely movie about love and overcoming self hatred (those appeared to be the main themes)
i wonder how many people im in the “id be down if you asked” zone with
"I don't care about gender!! Gender is meaningless!"
"I understand that gender can be an important part of someone's identity, but it will have no effect on whether I am attracted to them."