Sep 5, 2012

Hollywood, Meet Mare Marginis

The President placed both hands over the thick report on his desk. He feared it might fly away.

"1775, Andrews?" he asked. "Is this true?"
"Yes, sir. That's the date they left."
"Left our moon," the President said, rising from his chair. "Who were they?"


And the aliens would all look like a certain British actress, one of the exponents of androgyny on the silver screen --

Here she is, Tilda Swinton, looking a bit like a CGI version of herself and channeling Maria Falconetti in Dreyer's 1928 film, The Passion of Joan of Arc.

So you can see for yourself, here's the long, sublime sequence where Joan dies. Warning: there's a rather large, tumescent nipple around the one-minute mark, in case you're against ladies' nipples and would rather not look at that sort of thing.

Am I the only one who sees the similarities? 

P.S.: Joan of Arc, some say, was an abnormally developed male. You could claim her, I suppose, as an early Western representative of the third gender. While we're on the subject of gender identity, you might want to explore the concept of sworn virgins in the Balkans.

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