eric / 20 / puerto rico

i’m literally watching the univisión version of breaking bad rn i wish this was a joke

*digs up steve jobs from his coffin*
me: um....where are the black people emojis? why are you apart of the KKK?

i have to tolerate quentin tarantino on my dash every single day but yall hipsters wanna step to david fincher bc one person wrote a well thought-out critique of gone girl like ok..

i’m gonna go on #lockdown2014 until i find a good man bc cruising is sad and pathetic

my wardrobe needs a serious overhaul

i need more black, and white, and skinny jeans

gallowhill:

Gran Fury, Kissing doesn’t Kill, 1989 [details]

Corporate greed, government inaction, and public indifference make AIDS a political crisis.

rustons:


The dilemma for Anna May Wong was increasingly obvious. Despite her triumph in The Thief of Bagdad and continued good reviews in mediocre productions, her career was stalled in Hollywood. True, she was now a staple in movie magazines, with full-page spreads appearing regularly. But her chances of moving up from supporting or featured player to star were improbable. Production codes against interracial kissing meant that she could not graduate to star billing, even in films with Orientalist themes. Rather, she had to watch as less talented white women took the roles that might have given her more fame, and at least more sympathetic parts. Despite her great beauty, she was cast as a prostitute, an opium dealer, or simply as insignificant color. Her final scenes featured suicide by knife or death by overdose of opium.

Anna May Wong: From Laundryman’s Daughter to Hollywood Legend (Graham Russell Gao Hodges)

rustons:

The dilemma for Anna May Wong was increasingly obvious. Despite her triumph in The Thief of Bagdad and continued good reviews in mediocre productions, her career was stalled in Hollywood. True, she was now a staple in movie magazines, with full-page spreads appearing regularly. But her chances of moving up from supporting or featured player to star were improbable. Production codes against interracial kissing meant that she could not graduate to star billing, even in films with Orientalist themes. Rather, she had to watch as less talented white women took the roles that might have given her more fame, and at least more sympathetic parts. Despite her great beauty, she was cast as a prostitute, an opium dealer, or simply as insignificant color. Her final scenes featured suicide by knife or death by overdose of opium.

Anna May Wong: From Laundryman’s Daughter to Hollywood Legend (Graham Russell Gao Hodges)

  • rethinking nationalism
  • veering away from suicidal-ness
  • starved for male aggression attention
  • pushing and shoving myself closer and closer to who i want to be
  • it seems like i’m finally on the right track and it feels fantastic
"Stop worrying about your identity and concern yourself with the people you care about, ideas that matter to you, beliefs you can stand by, tickets you can run on. Intelligent humans make those choices with their brain and hearts and they make them alone. The world does not deliver meaning to you. You have to make it meaningful…and decide what you want and need and must do. It’s a tough, unimaginably lonely and complicated way to be in the world. But that’s the deal: you have to live; you can’t live by slogans, dead ideas, clichés, or national flags. Finding an identity is easy. It’s the easy way out."

- Zadie Smith, On Beauty  (via aminaabramovic)

"She removes her wig, her eyelashes, her makeup, never breaking eye contact with the reflection of her natural self. It’s an intimate, powerful moment television doesn’t often show: A black woman removing all the elements white supremacy tells her she has to wear to be beautiful, successful, powerful." (x)