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Ryan Gosling, Feminist

Ryan Gosling, Feminist

Rivalling his forearms as the primary reason I love him, Ryan Gosling gives us another piece of his sensitive intelligence, this time by taking a fresh and remarkably truthful take on why the MPAA gave “Blue Valentine” an NC-17 rating (in an interview Movieline):

“You have to question a cinematic culture which preaches artistic expression, and yet would support a decision that is clearly a product of a patriarchy-dominant society, which tries to control how women are depicted on screen. The MPAA is okay supporting scenes that portray women in scenarios of sexual torture and violence for entertainment purposes, but they are trying to force us to look away from a scene that shows a woman in a sexual scenario, which is both complicit and complex. It’s misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman’s sexual presentation of self. I consider this an issue that is bigger than this film.”

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