so turns out the guy who discovered uranus originally wanted to name it “george”
just. imagine a planet called George
mercury venus earth mars jupiter saturn GEORGE
i had to fact check this and its fucking true
rn in the universe where that happened: “when George was discovered they wanted to name it URANUS”
Benedict on the interviewer’s question why we do not see Alan Turing having sex in the film.
okay you know what, this is absolute bullshit
if that’s true then why do we have to have straight sex scenes in EVERY MOVIE EVER??? I know they’re straight and in love
no one ever says this about straight historical figured in movies
IT IS NOT BAD OR UNSUBTLE STORYTELLING TO HAVE GAY CHARACTERS WHO ARE SEXUALLY ACTIVE
ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING ALAN TURING FUCKING OTHER MEN IS LITERALLY THE BEGINNING OF HIS TROUBLES
NOT BECAUSE HE LOOKED AT THEM, NOT BECAUSE THEY EXCHANGED SUBTLE GLANCES, NOT BECAUSE IT “WASN’T RELEVANT TO THE PLOT” BECAUSE IT ABSOLUTELY IS
BECAUSE ALAN TURING HAD SEX WITH OTHER MEN, BECAUSE ALAN TURING LOVED OTHER MEN WITH HIS BODY, BECAUSE ALAN TURING FUCKED MEN
AND IT WAS ILLEGAL
AND THE GOVERNMENT FORCED HIM TO POISON HIS BODY AND DETERIORATE HIS MIND
AFTER HE SAVED ENGLAND’S ASS DURING WORLD WAR II WITH THE BOMBES AND ENIGMA. AND IS THE FATHER OF MODERN AI AND MODERN COMPUTER SCIENCE
AND HE WAS ALSO GAY
AND THESE THINGS ARE NOT SEPARATE FROM EACH OTHER
HOW DARE ANYONE PULL A DUMBLEDORE ON ALAN TURING’S LIFE STORY AND SAY ANYTHING OTHERWISE WOULD BE “UNSUBTLE”
Maybe Hollywood should learn how to write gay characters without erasing part of them in the name of “subtlety”.
A movie about Alan Turing’s life cannot avoid discussing the fact that the reason he died young was because he committed the “crime” of having sex with a consenting partner of the same gender.
I will fucking cut someone my dislike for Benedict Cumberbatch has increased now to hatred. Alan Turing is one of my personal heroes. Bendydick Gofuckyourself does not deserve the honor of portraying him onscreen honestly. I already thought that before, but now I’m sure. Fuck this.
What an asshole.
self diagnosing is so hard because everytime you’re like “maybe I am mentally ill” theres also a big part of you going “nah you’re probably just a naturally lazy/nasty/disgusting/useless person trying to find an excuse for your behavior” because of the institutionalized ableism that runs through everything
If you tell a someone w boobs that they need to buy a shirt/dress that covers up their bra chances are you need to buy some pants to cover up your diaper because you are a massive whiny piss baby