Beyond Dipshitdome

[Content Note: Misogyny; abuse.]

image of the film poster for Mad Max: Fury Road, featuring Charlize Theron as Furiosa in the foreground and Tom Hardy as Max in the background

I didn't think I could be any more keen to see Mad Max: Fury Road than I already was—Tom Hardy! Dystopian Garbage Action Film! Tom Hardy! Charlize Theron playing a character named Furiosa for fuck's sake! Tom Hardy! TAKE MY GODDAMNED MONEY!—but then the most amazing thing happened: MRAs went totally apeshit about how it's a feminist film and NO MEN SHOULD SEE IT.

David Futrelle details their stupendous rage. I particularly love how they are UP IN MOTHERFUCKING ARMS about a film franchise that they seem to know absolutely nothing about. Films made by men, with a history of badass women.

image of Tina Turner surrounded by post-apocalyptic minions in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

I'm also delighted by the idea that these chivalrous heroes are gallantly defending the masculine honor of Mad Max, a character who is played, in this film, by Tom Hardy, who once said (during promotions for this very film): "I'm the last person you need to ask about masculinity. I'm as masculine as an eggplant."

It was exceedingly generous for George Miller to release Mad Max: Fury Road for my birthday, and I never could have imagined that MRAs would also get me THE COOLEST GIFT of assuring me none of them will be haunting the theater when I attend. I'm the luckiest girl in the world!

[H/T to Ana Mardoll.]

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