A Hysterical Man’s Thoughts on Mad Max: Fury Road

19 May

Normally I skim Jezebel headlines and don’t read too many articles (as a laid-back social progressive, their inexhaustible supply of outrage tires me) but this one caught my eye. I haven’t seen Mad Max yet but I REALLY want to!

The New Mad Max Film Is So Feminist My Scrotum Killed Itself.

Excerpt:

“Anybody who has seen the original three Mad Max movies knows that women exist for one of four man-created reasons: to be raped so Mel Gibson can get mad, to be sexual partners with a guy trying to kill Mel Gibson, to be murdered so Mel Gibson can get mad, and to force Mel Gibson to fight in the Thunderdome. They have character names like “Nurse,” “Nightrider’s Girl,” “The Captain’s Girl,” and “Victim.” ALL OTHER REASONS ARE A PERSONAL AFFRONT TO ME AND THE SACRED LEGACY OF MAD MAX, WHOSE HAUNTED EMOTIONAL EMPTINESS I RELATE TO ON A VERY DEEP LEVEL DESPITE THE FACT THAT MAD MAX WATCHED HIS FAMILY DIE IN A HOPELESS FUTURE HELLSCAPE AND THE WORST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO ME WAS THAT SOME GIRLS SAID THEY DIDN’T WANT TO BUMP UGLIES BACK WHEN I WAS A TEEN.”

It’s… *wipes away a tear*… it’s such glorious, glorious parody.

I haven’t seen it yet because a friend forbade me to until his birthday, so a bunch of us are getting together on Thursday night to see it.

I am hurting from not seeing it. HURTING.

So I plan on buying two tickets, both to support the movie, and because the theater owner is closing the theater for my friend’s bday.

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3 Responses to “A Hysterical Man’s Thoughts on Mad Max: Fury Road”

  1. patricksponaugle May 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm #

    Wow, I can’t wait to see it, so my scrotum can kill itself too!

    I’m a big fan of the Mad Max franchise, but particularly the Road Warrior, which along with being a fantastic action movie is a subtly philosophical movie, featuring one of my favorite characters of all time (or at least in the Road Warrior,) Pappagallo, who exists as a kind of bright shadow of Max.

    And my other favorite character, The Warrior Woman. Who I was quite in love with when the movie aired.

    Bruce Spence is also the best as the Gyrocopter Captain. But he’s no Warrior Woman.

    • jennnanigans June 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

      I haven’t seen MM/RW in so long but I have Thunderdome memorized. I ought to check the originals out again!

      Agreed re: Bruce Spence. He’s THE BEST.

      • patricksponaugle June 9, 2015 at 9:08 pm #

        ❤ ❤ ❤ Road Warrior! And Spence. So great!

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