The Doctor Games [x]
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
who needs punk rock when you can have punk cock
that could have been a very different picture
I totally respect this message. Representation matters. And when you have it, amazing stuff like self confidence amongst minorities and women of color going to space happens.
BUT this gif and the tags piss me off. Because it makes it seem like it was from the show. It did not. I keep seeing it, again, again, too many times. That is not what the boy is saying!
He tells his dad, it’s okay, I don’t want it [the toy]. Because his dad is BROKE and unemployed. His father has been laid off and is trying to support his family, his son. And the second gif?
That is the face of a man who would do anything to take care of his son. But also realizes that his failure at work means he has compromised his son’s childhood. Because kids shouldn’t have to understand ‘hard times’. They are spoiled and ask for things. And the dad wants to do that for his son, but can’t. He’s also probably proud of his son for understanding and being patient with him. He’s sad and disappointed in himself. But he still has hope that he can be his son’s hero.
This entire episode had a few messages. A message of a man wanting to be his son’s hero, a message of poverty, of childhood, of fatherhood, and a message of relationships. But yes, representation IS important. Which is probably why both the son and the father were casted as regular people, people of color, people with hopes and dreams, and people who’d do anything to help their kin.
IT’S FINALLY THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
I CAN FINALLY REBLOG THIS
I love this movie because of the historically accurate tiny muppet costumes