Friday, July 23, 2010
Gender bending in Inception....Like many, I saw Inception...
and what I loved was that one of the cooler characters (the forger) transformed into a hot blonde to distract the mark. Later the character "hit on" another, humor ensued and the movie went on. Gender bending in dream-land, and subtly so. The actor made the choice (or the writer) to say "darling" to rile his rival, Joseph Gorden Levitt (the point man).
There was no political or gender pointed metaphor or meaning in the said narrative constructs, the character simply can exist in any form. It just is.
Imagine a world where one's public gender could shine?
Imagine we could switch our looks at any time and act out any identity we wish?
In a way, it's kind of scary.