I literally do not know anyone who thinks the prequels, collectively, were good. Not one. Some defenders of Eps. III occasionally, but in a “not that bad” kind of way, as opposed to “good.”
And when taken in combo with Eps. I and II, the universal opinion I ever encounter is that the prequels were shit.
Who are these people? For the most part, I think people went out of habit and/or fan obligation. We kept thinking they would get better and they never did.
NOBODY LIKED YOUR PREQUELS, GEORGE. Has nobody told him this? Nobody? Is he in complete denial?
The name Patsy reminded her of the years of emotional abuse and exploitation by her mother. It’s clear that Patricia changed her nickname from Patsy to Trish to distance herself from all that.
Normally I would agree, yes, but this show takes a much more nuanced view of rape and abuse than most media that say “I was raped and now I wear leather jackets and have a hair trigger.”
Also love that they took an angle of rape and assault that gets into the realm of something other than violent rape— the area of manipulation, consent, etc. And frankly, more people need to understand this is a thing and not think of rape as solely the television-show-movie violent type.
I don’t see much rape allegory elsewhere in the MCU, but with JJ it really is an essential part of her story. I feel like it’s handled really well and doesn’t feel exploitative. There’s also some great examination of the rapist/victim dynamic.
I said this on Jez once and I’ll say it here: you cannot open the doors for women to talk about their trauma and try to remove the stigma of being a rape victim and then expect it to not show up in fiction. You can’t have it both ways. Read more