Coming out of its first week, Mad Max: Fury Road seems to have upset a bunch of male movie goers. The strongest performance comes from Charlize Theron playing Furiosa, which did not comply with a couple of men perceiving the movie to be about a strong male character (the infamous Mad Max, portrayed by Tom Hardy). What is their deal?
In Return of Kings, “a blog for heterosexual, masculine men […] meant for a small but vocal collection of men in America today who believe men should be masculine and women should be feminine”, Aaron Clarey pointed out the real issue with Mad Max: Fury Road was “whether men in America and around the world are going to be duped by explosions, fire tornadoes, and desert raiders into seeing what is guaranteed to be nothing more than feminist propaganda, while at the same time being insulted AND tricked into viewing a piece of American culture ruined and rewritten right in front of their very eyes.”
A perfect mash-up: Furiosa and Kimmy Schmidt
Man, what a bunch of bullshit. I know that he’s not speaking for the majority of “male, masculine viewers”, but the story got picked up quickly and got some traction on the web. So, I’m glad to have stumbled upon this little gem, a mash-up of the theme song for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (which I wrote about here) and Mad Max: Fury Road.
Females are strong as hell. Indeed.
credit: The Unbreakable Furiosa, mashup by Albert Lopez on YouTube
title image: Fré Sonneveld, http://stocksnap.io