13-episode long anime. fucking awesome.
Limitless: It’s fluff, but it’s extremely beautiful and enjoyable fluff. The moral issues associated with its premise are barely dealt with at all, which was probably a good idea: I doubt that they could have been dealt with gracefully in a movie like this.
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. There is something very distorted about this reality they’ve created, which is that it is OK to torture women on screen. But give a woman pleasure? No way. Not a chance. That’s pornography.