Friday, April 28, 2017

Baywatch: Toxic Masculinity, Toxic Femininity

The Democrats, Progressives, Left and liberals would tell us that these two men--by virtue of their racial identities from birth--hate each other and that the white guy (Zac Effron, right) is oppressing the Oceanic-black man on the left (Dwayne Johnson). In a way, we see Mitch Buchanan (Johnson) oppressing Brody (Effron): Brody wants on the Baywatch team, and Mitch won't let him. It's only through a reversed "affirmative action" that Brody gets to be a lifeguard (the head of Baywatch telling Mitch that Brody would be good PR because he has two gold medals; companies and universities use affirmative action as "good PR" which is why nothing works right nowadays and people have become so lazy). In a capitalist sense, we can see a more hopeful picture: Baywatch is Brody's second chance (the way Dom and his team get a "second chance" in the Fast and Furious franchise, or Batman gets a second chance to make up to dead Superman in Justice League, so second chances are good). In this particular scene pictured above, I have no idea what is going on, however, Mitch--because he is not wearing a shirt--"exposes" himself to the events taking place (that's what nudity symbolizes, "exposure") whereas Brody, wearing the blue shirt, is keeping himself protected (not naked and exposed) because past experience has taught him the price to be paid for participating in this kind of event (whatever it is taking place in this scene); why? We know that blue, the color of Brody's shirt, symbolizes sadness and wisdom (don't forget that Brody refers to his "balls" as "wise" even though they sound like three-year-old girls) and we know that Brody needs a job as a lifeguard because, even though he won two Olympic gold medals, something has happened and he's officially "disgraced" (more on this below). Whatever happened to cause Brody's fall from favor, he's taking precautions so it doesn't happen again (that doesn't mean he's taking the right precautions, or going about it in the right way, but he's trying). Note, also, how he holds onto his flotation device: that would be a "personal statement," in that Brody feels he needs the "flotation" for himself during this situation to help him get through it because he's afraid of drowning in whatever is taking place. Mitch, on the other hand, literally, is wearing that huge wristwatch, and that means he has a sense of history, of what the Baywatch brand really "is" and "means" and how he fits into it and what is expected of him to maintain and uphold that.
We still don't give a fuck
How does the Left define "toxic" masculinity? Anything that is masculine is "toxic." Why? Because if it's masculine, it's standing in the way of feminism and socialism; the Left hasn't even bothered attacking femininity (not really) but Baywatch seems to be leading the counter-attack, and we seriously need to discuss the major themes that are exploding everywhere in these trailers that have been released, because Baywatch is taking on the Left from top to bottom. Now, some of this material is quite raunchy, and I understand that it's even worse in the film, however, it appears that even those moments have a strong foundation in arguing about national politics in a rather genius way.
"Our team is the elite, of the elite." That's a good place to start. "Elitism" is, in a way, the great vehicle of American society: think about all the TV shows and films have you seen over the last decade; how many of them are about mediocrities? Do you want to watch a film about someone who is a loser? Granted, that's the meat and potatoes of comedy, but that's the point: we laugh at those who aren't the best in their field because we want to be inspired by those who are the best in their field, and that's what Baywatch is wanting to immediately tell its potential audience, which leads us to the "Baywatch Brand."
We should probably pay attention for a lot of other films to be referenced; why? Because Baywatch is going to want to link itself up in the public forum of cinematic discourse with films that have said the same things it's wanting to say: for example, The Kingsman: Secret Service. As Eggsy is trying to save the world from Valentine's explosion, Princess Tilde of Sweden offers herself for anal sex with Eggsy and he takes her up on it in exchange for saving her; Mitch, on the other hand, when the girl in the image above offers herself to him, shrugs it off, and--when he tosses her into the water away from the flaming ship--we see her bikini bottom is yellow; why? Yellow is the color of gold, which means it's the color of dignity, and because they are the bottoms covering her genitals, which she just offered to Mitch, we can deduce that Mitch has more respect for her sexual dignity than she does. In the image below, we can see the jump away from the flames possibly referencing that awesome film, Deepwater Horizon (Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovitch); why? I have no idea, but we do know that Deepwater Horizon was poorly managed, which led to the explosion, and it's possible the Baywatch division is being poorly managed as well. So, look for references being made to other films, because I'm sure it's going to be loaded. 
If this team of lifeguards are the "elite of the elite," and they have dedicated themselves to protecting the bay "at all costs," then why has the city council cut off their funding so that they have to "restore the Baywatch brand?" Because the city council consists of mediocrities (politicians, like the ones in Washington) they do not want to continue supporting "the best of the best." This is really bad because look at the ethnic and gender identity of this team: they are all minorities. The city council, if they are Leftists and liberals, should be showering money on them, in accordance with their ethnic identities and what is not in-between their legs. Since the city council doesn't want to fund them, it suggests that the city council doesn't want to help minorities who have all ready helped themselves, who have worked to the top, who have dedicated themselves to being great in their field, rather than being bums and waiting for Democrats to finally live up to their promises. It might be even more sinister than this, however,...
Sure, it's probably really cheesy to have beautiful, healthy people running along a beach, for now reason; except there is a reason, and actually, there are two reasons. First, it's a reference to that classical Chariots Of Fire, the film following young men as they train for the Olympics and push themselves as to what they can accomplish when they put their minds--and bodies--to the job at hand. Baywatch wants us to be thinking about that as we watch the film, which is why it's reminding us of this famous scene. Secondly, which would you prefer to have: a world where people look like the five healthy, beautiful men and women from left to right, or a world where everyone looks like Ronnie (at the far right end, trying to keep up)? We discussed this with Zoolander 2, where someone was killing "the world's most beautiful people" and how it's like wealth redistribution: we think it would be nice not to have the most beautiful people in the world reminding us that we are not the most beautiful people, that they are instead, but it wouldn't take long before everyone in the world looked like Ronnie and we would be without the beautiful, healthy people we see in this image, that hating someone for the way they look is just as bad as hating someone for the wealth they have that we don't. But we also know that in this scene, Brody (Effron) trips and falls; why? Because he's human, too. Just like us, they have their faults and shortcomings, and they are going to get old, and they will age just like us, so we should be thankful that the standards they set for health and beauty "trickle down to" us, and we take some effort to take care of ourselves because of the standard we are fortunate enough to have in them, regardless of how out of each it is for most of us. 
Comedy (which Baywatch definitely fits into) is always a heavily-encoded genre: with a drama, for example, there is encoding (he symbolizes this, she symbolizes that, the struggle symbolizes this other topic, etc.) but with comedy, there is the foundation symbols, and then they introduce the comedy to cover up the symbols even more (musicals also act in this way); why? Because it rips our filters off and exposes to us the raw truth of what is being discussed. The "sinister" aspect of the city council not wanting to fund Baywatch comes when the black police officer tells the lifeguards that their job is to keep "swim-happy white people from drowning,...." if the lifeguards are so good, and they do keep white people from drowning, then this suggests that the city council actually wants white people to drown. Why? So there won't be white people to fight against socialism and the socialists can take all their stuff and keep it for themselves.
Here is the next trailer:
First of all, let's look at "undercover" situation. The first shot we are given when Brody comes out dressed as a woman, is the yellow shoes on his feet; why? For at least two reasons (as usual): first, those are not the types of shoes that men wear; why is this important? Because the feet, as we know, symbolizes our will, so anything put on our feet illustrates the character's will, and men do not have the same will that women have (symbolized by the high heel shoes). Secondly, the shoes are yellow, like the bikini bottoms of the girl rescued in the trailer above, so we can denote that Brody is protecting his dignity, even though he's dressed as a woman; how do we know this? In a clip, which I regrettably couldn't find again, Mitch complains about how Brody looks and Brody responds, "I am legit,... hot!" He doesn't say that him being dressed as a woman is legit, but he thinks that he's legitimately hot, which he's not. This is an excellent example of humor working, because in our society, we would expect Brody to say that it is completely legitimate for him to be dressed as a woman, but he doesn't, because it's not legitimate for him to be dressed as a woman. How can we say that?
"You should look at my face instead of my boobs," Summer (Daddario) tells Brody, "But your boobs are so close to your face," and, actually, he's right. What is the first thing we notice about another person? Whether they are male, female, male and trying to look like a female, or female and trying to pass for a male; our sexual identity (her boobs) is an inherent part of our identity (the face) and Summer telling Brody he should only look at her face while she's wearing only a swim top accentuating her breasts, isn't Brody's fault, it's her fault, and that's exactly what feminists want, because it puts them in a position, just like Summer, of making heterosexual men look bad, when in fact, it's women like Summer who are intentionally tempting men with their immodest dressing.
In the bottom image, we understand the "castration effect" spoken of below (after the next trailer): men with no balls don't stand up and protect anything or question anything, as we see with Brody; this is exactly the kind of men the liberals want in the world, not the Mitch Buchanans who will question everything and protect what they love at all costs. Now, if you think I'm making too much of this, I understand, but please consider that the villain, Victoria Leeds, is a drug dealer; what do drugs do? They alter reality, and what is the left trying to do? Alter reality. The left peddles drugs, so men will castrate themselves, women will be whores and we can all be miserable with just a few corrupt people ruling over us. What stops the altering of reality? Responsibility and sacrifice. When we take responsibility for what we have done, when we make sacrifices for that which we love, we are defying the left and their cheap tricks. 
When Mitch and Brody confront Victoria Leeds about being a drug dealer, she responds with, "Look at me!" and Brody responds, then Victoria says, "Don't even, Brittany," meaning, that just because Brody is dressed as a woman, he's "Brittany"; the truth is the exact opposite. Looks are deceiving, and just as it's deceiving to think that Brody is a woman just because he's dressed as a woman, it would also be deceiving to think Victoria isn't a drug dealer just because she says she doesn't look like one. There is an underlying, fundamental natural law, and then there is also the obvious truth. The next point I want to discuss is the morgue scene, because this is brilliant.
The head of Baywatch asks Mitch, "How many gold medals do you have?" and Mitch doesn't have any, but that doesn't mean that Brody is qualified to be a lifeguard and we see that even in the trailers. On the other hand, we can see Mitch being too obsessive, and not allowing for a expansion of skills and talents.
In the bottom image, the black cop has just used the phrase, "You people," and Brody reacts and Mitch tells him, "Oh, you can't say that. You're just tan." You might remember a similar scene in Zootopia, when Judy Hopps, a bunny, is told by Chester Cheetah that she's such a cute bunny, and Judy tells him that another bunny can call a bunny cute, but another animal can't say that; why not? Censorship of the freedom of speech and the ridiculous elevation of emotions and sensitivity; we have all experienced it, so I don't need to go into it. 
"I'm laying on a dead old lady," he says, and then the fat starts dripping on his face. Yes, this is totally gross, but it's also amazingly accurate: white, heterosexual men like Brody are laying atop the "dead old lady" of what used to be an America that welcomed and championed them and their success; now, that America is dead to them. Why? Because of the "chronic liquid fat," i.e., the "excess" of men who came before him (the exact phrase was in another trailer) that has provided fuel for the socialists in this country and around the world; note that the minorities, Summer Quinn (Alexandra Daddario) and Mitch both chose drawers that were empty; why? Because they don't have as many role models as does Brody who is a white heterosexual male so there is not a "dead body" for them to lay on or have to take responsibility for (in other words, not having as many role models, they can make their own identities). Please also note that some of the excess fat from the man "above" Brody ("above" being a class distinction) lands in Brody's mouth; that's because we are all infected by our "appetites" for the kind of excessive lifestyle of the rich: who doesn't want to have a personal masseuse on call 24/7? While the scene is incredibly gross, it's also brilliant, because the fat lands on Brody's face which is the seat of his identity that's being contaminated by those who came before him. One last trailer, I am mostly interested in just the first part of this, with the sand sculpture:
So, Mitch wants his pecks a little bigger, and not to have his "front bump" covered. First of all, did you notice the trident in the sand sculpture? There is the trident in Pirates of the Caribbean 5, the trident of Aquaman in Justice League, and the trident of Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and we can throw in other dominant phallic-symbols like Excalibur in King Arthur: Legend Of the Sword, and the massive sword carried by Optimus Prime in Transformers: the Last Knight. Why? Exactly as Mitch says: "Don't cover up my front bump," meaning, don't castrate me. The resurgence of phallic symbols is because men have felt--no, they actually have been--castrated, not only by feminists, but by mediocre males who have become feminists and self-castrated themselves (I would put Bruce Jenner into this category, because he didn't become a woman, he became a castrated male with a serious public cross-dressing habit). What does Pete do? Interprets that, because Mitch doesn't want his "front bump" covered, that Mitch must want a "huge dick," but that's not what Mitch said, so Mitch replies, "big dick," as he turns his back; why? turning his back exposes his vulnerability so that means that, in showing that he has not been castrated, Mitch knows he's exposing himself to being vulnerable and people will attack him because he has not accepted being castrated as the "new normal." So, it looks like I am going to have to go see Baywatch.
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