Anonymous asked: Some people think that new trailer makes women look bad. What are your thoughts?
Well one of the themes this series is how men treat women. So there is quite a bit of storyline that has to do with it. These are the things I am seeing so far and I am sure after the series is over I will focus on some of these issues in more detail.
- Luke’s sexual assault (rape) of Franky.
- The Levan triangle also has shades of how women are treated. Not that Matty or Nick are bad guys. But in the way that Nick constantly talks about “saving Franky” and Matty have used similar rhetoric. There seems to be this appearance of saving her. There is also a shade of possession as Matty/Nick fight over Franky.
- Mini’s pregnancy. The rhetoric that Alo uses. “She ruined my life” “you fucked things up.” Which speaks to the culture that pregnancy is a woman’s problem. That it is the woman that is blamed for getting themselves pregnant. Again I don’t think Alo meant it that way.Then again many men do not understand what their words sounds like and the bigger picture of what they said.
The only character I have yet to see any anti-women or accidental misogynistic statements from is Rich. If you think about it Rich and Grace’s relationship is quite modern and quite feminist. It isn’t about Rich trying to save Grace. Or a lonely Grace being rescued by a man. They both are equal in power and equal in emotion. They are both individual people. No one asking anyone to change. In this series it is about Rich missing and needing a woman. I’m quite proud so far of how Rich has been written and how Hardlet has carried out. Despite the heartbreak.
So yes I do see themes of abuses against women. Only Episode 10 will show us what we should do with these issues. In my opinion Franky should focus on herself and make the decision not to be with the Levans for now. Alo should be seen taking responsible for the pregnancy. Franky looks like will be violated again by a man in the next episode. It will be interesting to see.