David O. Russell abused Amy Adams on the American Hustle set, & that really grinds my gears:

Prologue: So I’ve always kind of disliked the director David O. Russell. He had all those movies Jennifer Lawrence is in like Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and more recently Joy. He also did I Heart Huckabees in the 90’s but who gives a shit? i didn’t see that movie. I just know there’s a video of him getting mad at Lily Tomlin and he starts throwing things around the set and yells at her like a 5-yr-old yells at their mom when they can’t get ice cream. I’m serious, look up the video it is pathetic.

So I found out that Mr. Russell likes to yell at women on set for fun or something stupid idk i hate him. i come to find out he did this to the actual love of my life, Amy Adams. He verbally and emotionally abused her. And I mean…Have you seen her? Doesn’t she just LOOK like she’d be the kindest person on the planet? But like anyways. People knew about this, everyone knew about this. it got so bad Christian Bale had to tell him to fuck off and leave Amy alone. She’s talked about it in interviews! and how she doesn’t want to work with him ever again because she just can’t handle that kind of…assault. She said that she isn’t like Jennifer Lawrence, things don’t just roll off her shoulders (i guess that’s why J Law is in every recent Russell movie…cuz she can handle his BS, but like…she shouldn’t have to ya know). she doesn’t just shrug it off, things get to her easily. I also personally find it funny its always the girls on set being yelled at…and the male costars having to tell David to calm down.

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For those of you who don’t know, Amy freaking Adams is probably my actual favorite actress ever in modern day American film. The rest of this is basically a series of tweets i drafted and didn’t tweet because it was like 4 in the morning.

  1. Amy Adams is important to me. For a few reasons. I think she, as a person, is a challenge to our ideas of a “strong female in Hollywood”
  2.  I have a hard time describing Amy Adams because the only word I have is “soft”? & by that I do NOT mean “weak” I mean she’s so damn GENTLE.
  3. She’s a strong woman right? But w/o the stereotypical attitude of “oh nothing bothers me idc what anyone says fuck the world”
  4. She cares. She listens. She takes it all in. She’s not v loud or aggressive. She’s serene & assertive. Just listen to her regular tone of voice:
    •  Just…listen. <<<< she is so cute and adorable and honest and it just sounds like every word she says has purpose.
  5. She seems like she puts her foot down when she had to but is still occasionally more fragile than like… J Law or even Reese Witherspoon
  6. I like to say Cate Blanchett always plays very ethereal characters. Well Amy Adams is an ethereal human. That’s actually just who she is.
  7. DOES THIS NOT PERFECTLY DESCRIBE AMY, AM I WRONG? OK? BOI COOOOME ON? (i got the definition from google duh)
    • Ethereal: extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.
  8. also watch her Variety interview w/Andrew Garfield. They get REALLY into spirituality & a little existentialism. SHE’S SO ANGELIC Y’ALL.
    1. two beautiful souls <<<<< watch it, its incredibly indicative of Amy’s personality i think
  9. I say ALL THAT to say: I’m imagining this director yelling at her relentlessly & emotionally stressing her out purposely. For amusement?
  10. He tried to break her… For a film. For a better performance. & to someone who is so often calm & tranquil, that must be horrific
  11. Here’s an article about it and some stuff she says about crying most days on set. it should break your heart:

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Epilogue: this is half me spewing about my admiration for this beautiful actress and half me letting out all this negativity in my body from the assault allegations coming to light….finally coming to light. One day I’ll write something about my deep love for Amy and why I think she’s such a perfect example of how ELSE a woman can be a “strong character” and not just like how James Cameron thinks women in film should be. And maybe one day I’ll go on about sexual assault and abuse & how its ingrained into American society and how media perpetuates it and the patriarchy and etc. real deep stuff.

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New Pop Music update (as of 5/20/17)

*Selena Gomez – Bad Liar: 3/5

  • idk but i like it its like…weird but tempo changes and unsteady beats are not a deal breaker in my book okay?????

*Camila Cabello – Crying in the Club: 5/5 (this hurts my soul a little but its so good)

  • that break
  • that key change
  • that tempo change
  • that chorus
  • A+ first single

*Katy Perry ft. Nicki Minaj – Swish Swish: 5/5 (finally a good single from Katy, fight me)

  • classic Katy + refined Katy = good pop music
  • Nicki feature actually fits well
  • Should have been the first single, its the perfect choice for one, a radio banger with easy lyrics

*Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes: 2.5, maybe a 3/5

 

Fear

People are too afraid. And I don’t mean of the dark…or spiders…

I think people are too afraid of other people. What other people think of you, what other people see you as. As hard as it may seem to wrap your brain around this, I need you to wrap your brain around this: It. Does. Not. Matter.

What other people think simply does not matter.

Don’t let a person with absolutely no control over your decisions decide what you do for your life.

We won’t wear an outfit that we love because other people have deemed it as ugly and God forbid if some random bystander thinks we’re ugly.

But that’s just a shallow example of debilitating fear. It becomes deeper than that, it becomes more psychological than that. A fear so intensifying that it is a part of our every waking moment.

The fear we feel when we are judged for our mistakes. When a screw up is so bad that it’s life changing, people won’t let you forget it. They will mark you forever as that mistake. We then develop a fear of people themselves, a fear of even going to school or work or wherever.

Or we keep secrets from everyone, even those we love, to avoid the judgment.

We keep secrets that are slowly destroying us.

Because we don’t want to experience a persecution that, to us, seems like it could signify the end of life.

Keep in mind you were put on earth as an individual with individual choices and an individual opinion. Life is not meant to be determined by others or else we’d all be born together at the same time which sounds real weird.

Whoever is making your life a nightmare is probably living a nightmare themselves. Don’t let the light in your eyes dim because of those who have already become disillusioned.

Most importantly, don’t judge yourself so harshly.

The cliché proves true: YOU are your own worst enemy. Life is hard enough without you ripping out pieces of your own self-esteem.

Think of love as the last piece of cake on earth, you give a small piece to those who you trust and are closest to you, but save the biggest piece for yourself.

 

Side note: I wrote this so long ago, 2015 maybe but probably 2016 but it still seems relevant and idk. i felt like posting it so its out there somewhere.

 

Happy Black History Month Day 17 :)

Literally any chance I get, I will gladly talk about Viola Davis. I don’t even want to be an actress and she makes me want to be an actress. And really just a better person overall. Every time she wins something, she speaks on behalf of actors of color and giving them more opportunity. She’s always thinking beyond herself, into the future. Just listen to her speak (I’ll link her Emmy speech actually) she’s so eloquent, and explains this complicated issue of representation in film like it is the simplest thing ever. I LOVE HER.

Viola’s 2015 Emmy’s Speech: Yes, I did cry watching this

^^^ Emmy Speech ^^^

She’s got 5 SAG awards (the most of any black woman)

She only the 2nd black woman to get a Tony

She’s the 1st to win an Emmy for best lead actress in a drama series (How to Get Away With Murder)

SHE BETTER GET THAT OSCAR I WILL FIGHT SOMEONE. I WANT HER TO GET HER FIRST OSCAR THIS YEAR BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHY I NEEEEED THIS

Viola Davis: My Freaking Hero