I don’t know what can save France. But sure as hell it won’t be feminism. And the scribblers from the Grunard, who could be bothered to save them?
The gender role reversal video purports to target sexism and homophobia. But its essence is class bigotry, racism and misogyny.
MajoritÃ© OpprimÃ©e, the short film directed by ElÃ©onore Pourriat that has now gone viral
Sexism and homophobia in modern culture is like a “black tide”, according toÂ ElÃ©onore Pourriat, the director of the short film MajoritÃ© OpprimÃ©e, which went viral this week. The 10-minute video explores life as it might be for men if gender roles were reversed.
Much of this is instantly recognisable. In the film, Pierre – a middle-class French man – is patronised, sexually harassed and belittled by women. However, this is familiar to the point of potentially being quite cliched. On its own, it is unlikely that such material would have made the film go viral, and result in being acclaimed asÂ “Swiftian”. But the emotional core of the film. The essence of the film, what makes it really compelling viewing, is its class bigotry, racism and – ironically – palpable misogyny. These are the real contents of the “black tide” of which Pourriat speaks. (Read it all)