In what will come as a surprise to no one, Disney has begun marketing Captain Marvel as an oppressed victim of the patriarchy.
While it’s never explicitly stated in the new TV spot that it’s men that have been holding her back her whole life, the subtext isn’t even close to subtext.
Check it out:
What did we expect from a woman who famously claimed women have to live life on the “defensive” because a TSA agent asked for her phone number?
I merely smiled at a TSA agent and he asked for my phone number. To live life as a woman is to live life on the defense.
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) October 5, 2017
And no one is gonna tell Brie Brie what to do:
She’s also clearly got her priorities straight:
“I’d put it all on the line and be an activist for the rest of my life because it doesn’t feel right to me to be quiet.”
Look, sister, you can be as nasty to the help as you want, dress a slovenly as you want and pretend you are standing in front of a tank at Tiananmen because you held a sign at a march — just don’t ask us to like any of it.
Or go to your movie. I’m sure it will do just fine without us.