Saturday, June 18, 2011
INSIDE URSULA HITLER'S HEAD #86: "Bimbofication: Sexy? Or Sexist?"
I probably struggled with this episode more than any other I've ever written. If I work on a script too much the words can kind of stop making sense to me... Even if I know exactly what I'm trying to say, it starts coming out like the characters have been badly translated from some other language. This was one of those, and a couple of days ago I got frustrated enough that I almost junked the damn thing. But I kept at it, and now I'm glad I did.
We basically have this cranky feminist lady to thank for this episode. She doesn't seem like an idiot or a terrible person, but I saw her video about fembots and it just made me so depressed and angry. I do agree with feminists about many things - women are at least the equals of men - but I've had too many arguments with feminists where it basically came down to them insisting that people weren't allowed to get turned on by something. Women who got horny for being spanked were bad. Straight guys who got horny for lesbians were bad. If I got horny for painting myself up all pretty and mincing around town in a little minidress, I was perpetuating destructive patriarchal gender constructs or some shit and I was bad, bad, bad.
Well, I don't care if you're a far-lefty feminist or one of those God Hates Fags swine - as soon as you're telling me my erection is evil, you need to shut your fool mouth before I tie you to a chair and force you to watch Sweet Transvestite over and over until you accept 1975 Tim Curry as your personal lord and savior
I know, this episode is pretty damn preachy... But it's a subject I feel passionate about, it's not something that I think gets said enough, and I feel like I at least managed to be preachy in an entertaining way. Besides, I don't have a problem with preachy, when it's done well. (The original Star Trek and The Twilight Zone were both preachy as hell, and I could happily watch either show in a loop until I die.) If nothing else, I know that ending is probably gonna get me a lot of views. I honestly didn't sit down and think, "How can I get thousands of hits in a hurry?" I was just following my own twisted bliss.