“When 12-year-old girls are watching something like the CW’s long-running campy drama One Tree Hill (which aired from 2003-2012), in which actors like 25-year-old Hilarie Burton played 17-year-old cheerleader Peyton Sawyer, they’re not seeing an accurate portrayal of their future on screen. They’re seeing a glamorized vision of some executive’s idealized version of high school instead. When a real 16-year-old cheerleader flips on the CW and sees fellow pompom shakers who look like Burton or costar Sophia Bush, also well beyond her high school years, they’re looking at themselves at wondering why they don’t look like that in their uniform. Here’s the secret: they didn’t when they were 16, either.” —
Samantha Wilson, Why Teenagers Need to Play Teenagers On Screen (via thunderboltandlightning)
Aka the thesis of my entire tumblr.
This is super accurate and super important and I think the other thing though is that if they DID use REAL teenagers to play teenagers it’d be not only harder to sexualize them it would be less appropriate. And I think that says a lot.
What's your etsy?
let’s start a “queer kids identifying with monsters and villains because we grew up watching queercoded bad guys in every show and movie” club
I’ve been getting a bunch of orders for one of my items on etsy so I decided to buy a whole bunch of small corked bottles AND THE DELIVERY DATE IS LIKE A MONTH FROM NOW
I am so hoping that’s just a WORST case scenario like fuckin zombies or alien apocalypse scenario cos what even.
Made a thing. It started off as nothing and then somehow turned into stargate fanart. Sortof. i don’t know.
I feel like Teen Wolf fandom has really come full circle this past year. Last summer at Comic- Con we were all screaming for Dylan to KEEP THAT HAIR KEEP IT SOOO HOT and this summer we’re just like NO DYLAN WHY SO MUCH GEL JUST GET RID OF IT BRING BACK THE BUZZCUT
Being a 20+ yr old on tumblr
GUYS MY SISTER IN LAW IS HAVING A C SECTION TOMORROW
I GET TO MEET MY NEPHEW TOMORROW
Sterek fic where Stiles is Jackson’s pool boy and Jackson treats him like shit but Derek is there one day because he is sort of friends with Jackson and he’s all hot damn and later they have filthy revenge sex in the pool