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Atomic Blonde

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Warning: Potential Spoilers Below!!

 

 

When I learned that this was a Charlize Theoren movie I made plans to see it as soon as possible, and I did this past weekend.  I loved her as Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road and I was expecting her to portray a cold, tough badass spy, like a female version of John Wick crossed with James Bond.  She fulfilled those expectations brilliantly and her character,  Lorraine Broughton,  will become an icon for feminist badassery.

Earlier this summer I was slightly disappointed that Wonder Woman had to be surrounded by helpful males in her quest to save the world. I was delighted to see that Lorraine didn't require male sidekicks; she is cunning, ruthless, relentless and fully capable to complete her missions on her own.

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I was expecting her to have a sexual relationship with another woman at some point during the movie but I was surprised by how it was portrayed.  Her sexuality is vague with a suggestion of her being involved in the past with a male spy so when she gets involved with Delphine Lasalle (portrayed by Sofia Boutella), a French spy, we can conclude that she is bi-sexual, but sexual identities are never mentioned. Their attraction, and subsequent pleasure with each other is shown as unfolding naturally without the need for labels.

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The relationship between Lorraine and Delphine is more than raw passion and we see moments of vulnerability and tenderness unlike anything that we usually see between a conventional heterosexual couple in action movies.  As this romantic sub-plot was being developed I found myself silently cheering them on and I fervently hoped the movie was about to undergo a radical genre change halfway through from action to romance (my hopeless romantic self being fully engaged) but alas, my hope went from full to less, as it usually does. 

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Still I'm very encouraged by the way their relationship was developed and I see it as a very positive step towards fully normalizing attraction, love and sex between women on the big screen, and in our society.   I really wanted and wished for a happy romantic ending in the movie but sadly that wasn't in the cards this time, perhaps I'll get that wish in a future movie (#HopelessRomantic).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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I seen the trailer for this movie recently as a preview to another movie I attended with a friend. I found myself wishing that was the main attraction. I wonder if my friend noticed my reaction to the chemistry between Charlize Theoren and Sofia Boutella lol. Can't wait to see it

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 @BenedettaC Thanks for posting that. I'm going to watch it again  many times! It's official, she's a goddess!

@Cute&Curious I'm with you there, goodness! 

1 hour ago, caliwoman said:

I loved the sex scene, lol.

 @caliwoman It was so hot! I wonder what the heterosexual women in the audience felt - It might have been a good opportunity to hand out Shybi.com pamphlets :D 

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9 minutes ago, celeste teal said:

 @BenedettaC Thanks for posting that. I'm going to watch it again  many times! It's official, she's a goddess!

@Cute&Curious I'm with you there, goodness! 

 @caliwoman It was so hot! I wonder what the heterosexual women in the audience felt - It might have been a good opportunity to hand out Shybi.com pamphlets :D 

Haha, so funny and yet so true. 

I really need to see this movie

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45 minutes ago, Cute&Curious said:

Oh wow...spectacular specimen indeed...that's quite possibly the sexiest image I've ever seen

My partner and I always joke that it's lesbian porn! :)

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10 minutes ago, BenedettaC said:

My partner and I always joke that it's lesbian porn! :)

Well I agree, it's classier than porn and I think that makes it sexier....soooo friggin hot. My god she's beautiful isn't she

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21 minutes ago, celeste teal said:

 @BenedettaC Thanks for posting that. I'm going to watch it again  many times! It's official, she's a goddess!

@Cute&Curious I'm with you there, goodness! 

 @caliwoman It was so hot! I wonder what the heterosexual women in the audience felt - It might have been a good opportunity to hand out Shybi.com pamphlets :D 

See, I'm not the only one who wonders this. LOL. I was thinking that, too. How can you NOT be turned on by that? Haha.

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Hollywood is taking bolder steps to introduce the bisexual factor to get people to see that it's not as abnormal as some make it to be. It's becoming more common among even the actors that are actually that way outside of their roles in the movies. I'm sure we'll see that in more movies.

I haven't seen this movie yet but I would like to. I like a good movie with women that kick ass. :)

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On 8/23/2017 at 5:13 PM, wolfbigrl88 said:

Hollywood is taking bolder steps to introduce the bisexual factor to get people to see that it's not as abnormal as some make it to be. It's becoming more common among even the actors that are actually that way outside of their roles in the movies. I'm sure we'll see that in more movies.

For anyone interested in the history of lesbianism and female bisexuality in Tinseltown, see a wonderful book called The Sewing Circle: Hollywood's Greatest Secret: Female Stars Who Loved Other Women (1994), by Axel Madsen. Among the A-list movie stars discussed are Marlene Dietrich, Louise Brooks, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Tallulah Bankhead, Myrna Loy and Agnes Moorehead (the grandmother from Bewitched!).

Yes, ladies...they were all at it!  :D 

There's a chart featured in an article on Autostraddle that shows who was with whom...kind of like the one Alice in the L-Word compiled (and which most lesbians get around to producing at some point...ha, ha, ha...): 

https://www.autostraddle.com/10-old-hollywood-stars-who-enjoyed-scissoring-343227/

For information on contemporary actresses, see: 

http://www.afterellen.com/

https://www.autostraddle.com

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I really enjoyed Atomic Blonde, Ms Theron is great in every role she chooses. Hopefully there will be a sequel. 

I don't usually go for blondes but there's something about her, she is stunning.

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10 hours ago, BenedettaC said:

For anyone interested in the history of lesbianism and female bisexuality in Tinseltown, see a wonderful book called The Sewing Circle: Hollywood's Greatest Secret: Female Stars Who Loved Other Women (1994), by Axel Madsen. Among the A-list movie stars discussed are Marlene Dietrich, Louise Brooks, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Tallulah Bankhead, Myrna Loy and Agnes Moorehead (the grandmother from Bewitched!).

Yes, ladies...they were all at it!  :D 

There's a chart featured in an article on Autostraddle that shows who was with whom...kind of like the one Alice in the L-Word compiled (and which most lesbians get around to producing at some point...ha, ha, ha...): 

https://www.autostraddle.com/10-old-hollywood-stars-who-enjoyed-scissoring-343227/

For information on contemporary actresses, see: 

http://www.afterellen.com/

https://www.autostraddle.com

I knew it I knew the grandmother in bewitched was, just had a feeling about her :)

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Thanks for posting this, I don't stay up to date on movies as I rarely watch anything without my kids. I will definitely make it a point to see this one though.

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7 hours ago, wolfbigrl88 said:

I knew it I knew the grandmother in bewitched was, just had a feeling about her :)

She was one sexy lady!  

009-agnes-moorehead-theredlist.thumb.jpg.1f53d7ede92f9530f34324230fec313c.jpgimages.jpeg.bd1c0d291307f626fdf0954d19f60a61.jpeg Yes, I love a witchy woman! 

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11 hours ago, BenedettaC said:

She was one sexy lady!  

009-agnes-moorehead-theredlist.thumb.jpg.1f53d7ede92f9530f34324230fec313c.jpgimages.jpeg.bd1c0d291307f626fdf0954d19f60a61.jpeg Yes, I love a witchy woman! 

Incredibly sexy 

I love Theda Bara

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2 hours ago, ZuZu'sPetals said:

Incredibly sexy 

I love Theda Bara

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She looks magnificently Gothic! That really does it for me... 

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Now I want to see this 

*like women as badasses* (did you see Seven Sisters?) (not to mention a woman-on-woman attraction) :D 

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7 minutes ago, bluebell said:

Now I want to this 

*like women as badasses* (did you see Seven Sisters?) (not to mention a woman-on-woman attraction) :D 

Thank you for the recommendation bluebell! I searched for it and found that it has another name, What happened to Mondays, Maybe they changed the name for different markets? It looks very interesting!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1536537/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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On 26/08/2017 at 6:36 PM, BenedettaC said:

She looks magnificently Gothic! That really does it for me... 

I did a boudoir shoot and recreated this image..

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It was far too violent for me - I thought it was going to be more of a Cold War spy drama...featuring a romance between two beautiful women... 

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