DOLLY PARTON HAS A TUMBLR, BUT THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DOLLY PARTON, BUT INSTEAD DEVO, ATOM & HIS PACKAGE AND ELECTRIC SIX AND OTHER FUN TUNES.
You know, Peeta’s unconventional masculinity is as relevant for traditional gender subversion in The Hunger Games as Katniss’s unconventional femininity.
It’s a bit annoying to see everyone and their mother praising Katniss for being such a unique action female hero, and then hearing those same people making fun of Peeta for being a weakling and a ‘sissy’.
Yes, Peeta paints sunsets and bakes cookies and frosts cakes. He is sometimes/usually unarmed and needs Katniss’s protection. He needs saving at several points across the story, and eventually he is captured and needs rescuing.
So what? Just as Katniss can be dextrous at archery, an assassin and a leader in combat, while retaining her kindness, humanity and selflessness, Peeta can paint, bake, and not be a traditional male action hero and still be the male lead and romantic hero of the story. He can still be sexually alluring for Katniss and capable of extremely heroic actions, while needing rescue and baking cakes.
And if you can’t see how relevant it is for this story and for a younger generation to understand that traditional and media-approved masculinity is also a social construct/imposition, as restrictive and reactionary as enforced traditional femininity can be, then the joke’s on you.
Zoë Bell is a New Zealand stuntwoman and actress. Some of her most notable stunt work includes doubling for Lucy Lawless on Xena: Warrior Princess and for Uma Thurman in Kill Bill.
As an actress, she has appeared both on television and in feature films and also starred in the web series Angel of Death. Other works include : Oblivion, Death Proof, Kill Bill, Gamer, Inglorious Bastards, Whip It! and Django Unchained.
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW FUCKING AWESOME ZOE BELL IS?! WE DON’T TALK ENOUGH ABOUT ZOE BELL! I HAVE A LOT OF ENTHUSIASM FOR ZOE BELL.
i want to be this lady