I saw it (for free).
I understood what Snyder was going for, but the execution came off as a straight man’s (or rather straight, White adolescent boy’s) idea of empowering women. If anything, Sucker Punch exemplifies exactly why we need more women, people of color, LGBTQs, poor/working class, and disabled people making our own stories.
What did you think?
Everything you’ve done so far – big favors or small acts of kindness – is the reason why Tulpa, or Anne&Me has come this far. No matter what your role is in this project – artist, audience member, moral support or just a little help in the background – means a lot. I really appreciate everyone who’s had a hand (or finger or toe) in making Tulpa possible.
Because of you, we have less than $150 to go! That’s only 6 people donating just $25 each!
If Tulpa, or Anne&Me has touched your life in any way, please let people know by:
- forwarding this e-mail to friends you think would be interested
- connecting to RVCBard on Twitter
- sending your ideas for the next phase of Tulpa, or Anne&Me
- leaving comments here at Ars Marginal or on my blog Love’s Labors Lost
- telling a friend (or 10) about this crazy play you heard about/acted in/directed/contributed to
- pitching a story or project related to Tulpa, or Anne&Me so we can get the word out
- coming to the FUNraiser on April 9 (if you’re in NYC) so you can meet everyone and have a good time
Working on Tulpa, or Anne&Me has taught me something very important: to challenge my expectations. Most of the people contributing to Tulpa, or Anne&Me have not been artists or activists or academics, but regular people who’ve read the script or checked out Tulpa‘s IndieGoGo campaign and said, “Yes, this is what I need to see,” or “Finally! Someone who’s talking about this like a real person and not a pundit,” or “Thank God! Someone understands!”
It cuts across age, income, and race. It gives me a lot of hope to see that the greatest hope for real change comes from everyday people like you.
I appreciate that, and I mean it.