Anonymous asked: I just saw the pictures you showed your students and can't believe you did that in a college class. Don't you know some of your students could be underage or just not want to see that shit, seriously you should be fired or maybe arrested. if I was in your class I'd report you so fast. You have no business being a teacher and pushing your stupid fangirl bullshit on people seriously.
Oh dear. You meant this image, right?
And this one, I bet.
I know, they’re so nasty, aren’t they? Almost as bad as this, from Franco Zeffrelli’s Romeo and Juliet.
Or this, from Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet:
Jeez, there’s even peen in Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing:
And don’t even get me started on Greenaway’s Prospero’s Books:
(Which is, by the way, widely regarded as one of the more important artistic accomplishments in Shakespeare films.)
In the end I guess I see what you’re objecting to. I mean, my god, treating students like adults! How dare I! Because the one thing we don’t want students to do is to think critically about desire.
But you know, come to think of it there is one very significant difference between those first two images and the rest. The first were made by women, outside of any official economy, for other women’s pleasure. Is that what’s bothering you?
I approve this message so hard