r/TwoXChromosomes Jul 21 '21

Replace men with woman in a gory action film and suddenly its too feminist to watch?

I watched Gunpowder Milkshake last night and mentioned it this morning to my male coworkers during chit chat before work.

The only other guy who had seen the movie was a 20-something and he responded by saying he turned it off after 15 minutes bc it was hardcore feminist. My boss immediately asked, "what's wrong with feminism?" At the same time I looked at him and asked, "but it's just woman perfectly playing parts commonly played by men. How is that hardcore feminist?"

He looked a little surprised and shrugged his shoulders but didn't have anything to say. I've been thinking about it all morning. I liked the movie well enough (gory action isn't one of my favorites but I wanted to support the female centered crew) and while I was watching I got the distinct impression the movie is a cookie cutter action film that was written just like all the rest but when all was said and done they replaced all the juicy parts normally reserved for men with woman. Nothing special. Nothing new. Except it starred badass woman wielding guns, knives and tomahawks.

I figure we have such stringent expectations and perceptions of woman that when they break out of those molds and find purchase in a 'mans' space people get a funny taste in their mouth. Some people get angry, some bewildered and some secretly cheer. Very few are openly supportive. But what do I know I'm just a woman working as an industrial electrician. 👷‍♀️

Edit: Thank you for the awards kind strangers. I did not expect this to blow the fudge up but I'm pleased to have started a discussion. Hollywood pay attention and stop cheaping out!!

Okay so men perving this post need to get a life. If you're not putting words in my mouth you're insulting 50% of the world's population by breathing.

To all the commenters wow. I'm trying to get through all the responses but damn...


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u/sarahbae03 Jul 22 '21

I never said it is a feminist movie. It is not. I will give my money to woman lead roles any damn day of the week and you can take your patriarchy pushing bullshit elsewhere. I will support woman when they suck. I will support woman when they fail. I will support woman in Hollywood, Berlin, Lagos and on the freaking moon.

You sir are a shit disturber and need to slither back under the rock you crawled out from.


u/GardeningIndoors Jul 22 '21

You have once again said you will support anything that is supporting women. The people who made this movie, and many others, knew this fact and took advantage of you by half-assing a production.

"I will support women when they suck." You keep acknowledging that you don't care about merit, you just blindly support feminism. That is why they make movies for people who don't care about the quality and blindly support feminism. Don't be angry when people point that out that fact.

Edit: Reported you for Rule 1.


u/sarahbae03 Jul 22 '21

Your grammer is as bad as your use of the english dictionary.


u/okokok190 Jul 22 '21

Expect nothing less from someone in fds


u/GardeningIndoors Jul 22 '21


You are a vile angry person. After this unpleasant exchange I'm sorry that your coworker has to know you.