|02-10-2008, 08:21 PM||#37|
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 'The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.' Milton(1667)
Re: Juno - Diablo Cody is pro-choice
If you picked up on my ambiguity (open to various interpretations), that's just my ambiguity.
If I suggest that JUNO would be demonstrating itself to be the excellent vehicle to slip some "right to life" messages in under the radar of a not "right-to-life" audience and a liberal "pro-choice" media culture ... that would be the way to do it.
Smart-talking, funny, no nonsense character like Juno.
Under the Trojan Horse guise of rebellion, the beating heart of traditional pro-life values.
Sixteen year old girls! Pregnant? Desperate? Become the breeders for the Rich and socially uptight.
Aging males! Abandon your "rock star" dreams (even though your music has paid for that very affluent house ... settle down, abandon your dreams ... NEST) Stay in what may or may not be a loveless or suffocating relationship! DON'T leave your wife while she's pregnant with your baby (oh, except ... she's not pregnant, it's not either of your's baby) ... Grow up by, yeah, selling out?
Make the guy an even bigger slease (but only if we're accepting my CONSERVATIVE PROPAGANDA angle) by suggesting that he's hitting on a sixteen year old girl (though, I'll grant you, I'm unsure if I read that correctly. Was it implied he was hitting on Juno? Certainly I don't think we're meant to think he's leaving his wife because of her. But definitely I think we're meant to think he's CONNECTING with her in a way he doesn't with his wife, right? Juno is reminding him of the cool chicks he HAS lost from his life, the cool dreams he's lost)
I could go on, suggesting an odd social and cultural agenda hidden in JUNO ... but I suppose that's all been discussed. I came to the movie late, etc.
So ... I'm not saying JUNO is the harbinger of a Republican victory in 2008.
I'm saying, if JUNO is under-the-radar Trojan Horse propaganda ... it is wonderfully subtle, and it mis-directs the eye so that the message stabs directly into the heart unseen.
It's how the Right should design their propaganda.
"As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world -
that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves."