" Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we'd know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we'd be truly dead". ❤
Who's my favourite super hero you may ask - well it’s gotta be @sarahmgellar. Her embodiment of Buffy from the iconic 90s show @buffytvs makes her a timeless icon of female empowerment, and "feminist challenge to gender hierarchy". Sarah embraces the impact Buffy has had in pop culture and feminism, and wears it proudly. Girl power is not just focusing on becoming an incredible woman yourself, but rallying behind the community to bring other women up with you - or as she quotes Buffy: "From now on we won't just face our worst fears, we will seek them out. We will find them and cut out their hearts one by one… There is only one thing on this earth more powerful than evil, and that's us.” Outside of the Buffyverse, Sarah is just as kick ass - fighting for a better future for kids, and leading by example. She advocates her time and support to children and hunger organizations like @nokidhungry. She is also a super boss entrepreneur having started @foodstirs, an organic baking company whose bread and butter is creative cooking kits to get parents and kids baking in the kitchen together. YUM! Keep slaying Sarah - you are an every day source of inspiration.
Roger Kumble’s “Cruel Intentions” has been on my mind for a while, for a few different reasons, and I finally got around to a rewatch last night. (A review I wrote for it will be on Sonic Cinema in a couple of weeks.) The 1999 teen adaptation of “Dangerous Liaisons” is soapy melodrama with a wickedly funny edge as Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Kathryn and Ryan Phillippe’s Sebastian make a bet on whether the latter can bed the chaste Annabelle, played by Reese Witherspoon. A lot still holds up really well in this movie, especially the central dynamics of the main characters, while a couple of things either date it a bit (the soundtrack, though still good) or just feel uncomfortable (its homophobic attitude). We never got the TV series that promised to bring back Kathryn (and Gellar in the wonderfully nasty role), but there’s enough sexy, funny material here to relive that this movie remains one of my favorites from a pretty terrific year to revisit. #cinema#movies#1999films#cruelintentionsmovie#sarahmichellegellar#ryanphillippe#reesewitherspoon#selmablair
Who is Buffy? Buffy is fun. Buffy works hard and slays thoughtfully. She has a vamp boyfriend. She is impossible. She is girl to the max. Buffy is current! You understand?💕swipe and you will see my inspiration for this caption, as well as an accurate depiction of what goes on in my mind when deciding how to caption my posts. good day! // 2.04, “Inca Mummy Girl”
“But it also had a title character who managed to be both stylish and serious, likeable and lethal. She wasn’t a ‘damsel in distress’ by any means, but she wasn’t an emotionless creature of destruction either. She was a girl, with exceptional powers and a weighty responsibility.” Alex Haslam wrote about why #BuffyTheVampireSlayer still resonates more than 20 years later. Read her full essay now on reelhoney.com 🦇