lunes, octubre 01, 2007

Adapting Solondz

It was confessional, yet dishonest. Paulina pretends to be horrified by the sexuality that she in fact fetishizes. She subsumes herself to the myth of the indigenous national male potency, but then doesn't follow through. She thinks she 'respects Native Mexicans,' she thinks they're 'cool,' 'exotic,' what a notch he 'd make in her belt, but, of course, it all comes down to mandingo cliché, and he calls her on it. In classic racist tradition she demonizes, then runs for cover. But then, how could she behave otherwise? She's just a spoiled suburban white girl with a Benneton rainbow complex, she would never find her own place between the conquered and the conqueror, without noticing it she accidentally remarks the Eurocentric context to which she´s condemned by avoiding her situational social perception. It's just my opinion, and what do I know... but I think it's a callow piece of writing.

Si Belle & Sebastian la tocarán con trompetas de mariachi.