Monday, December 16, 2013

Move Review: Barbarella

I remember a friend mentioning the movie Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy to me a while back, and when I saw it was on Netflix Watch Instantly, I thought I'd check it out.

I realize that this a cult film, but...I just don't get it. Why is it so popular? It was made in the late 1960's, and the only draw I could find from it was that most of the women, especially Jane Fonda (who plays Barbarella), wear scantily clad outfits the entire time. See below (all photos were found through Google Images).

I mean, really? Talk about objectifying women and their bodies! Barbarella is supposed to be this rather powerful woman (She's a highly trained astronaut of sorts who is given the mission to go to this random planet to find Dr. Durand Durand by herself. That's a big responsibility!), but she's really just a slut who sleeps with random men to get her way (like the song goes, "Earth Girls Are Easy").

I know you're not watching it for the acting or the special effects...

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