Wednesday, January 20, 2010
AnnaMay's having a conversation on the phone right now with a friend from back home about "Avatar". Her friend brought up how creepy the sex scene in the movie between Neytiri and Jake Sully in his Avatar is. Just a few nights ago "SNL" had a great episode (starring immortally awesome sci-fi goddess Sigourney Weaver), and they did a skit making fun of the sex scene. Of course it went way into "Visitor Q" terrain quickly because it's "SNL", but what strikes me now between AnnaMay's current conversation and that "SNL" skit is that while watching the "Avatar" sex scene it never weirded me out. If anything it seemed like a natural progression in the story, something we've seen time and time again in movies where the hero, while being acclimated into the native tribe, falls in love with the native girl. It just didn't strike me as odd
It's funny that in the same year Avatar came out, "Star Trek" had proverbial space pimp James T. Kirk making out with an green Orion girl (yeah Rachel Nichols!), and this was not only accepted but we we're all ready to give Kirk a high five!
So rock on Jake Sully, don't listen to the haters out there, that Neytiri one hot piece of blue tail!. Am I wrong? Is this creepy? Let me know.
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