Jennifer’s Body Movie Reaction

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  1. There’s actually a fair bit more to this movie than it seems, including Megan Fox’s role specifically. In this movie she plays someone who is taken advantage of because of her appearance/sexuality, who is treated as disposable and a means to an end. Who in turn tries to use her sexuality to take control, because that’s all people (boys) see when they look at her anyway. This is something Megan Fox has talked about relating to a lot. That in a sense it was cathartic to play this character and kind of feel like she was, in some way, fighting back against those who always try to see her only through the lens of her sexuality.

    Honestly, I find it really funny/strange that you kind of said the point was just that Jennifer is hot. Like, this movie largely bombed at the box office because it was marketed toward horny teenage boys that just emphasized how hot she was (despite that the writer/director was making it to be aimed at a teenage girl audience). But she spends a lot of this movie vomiting like in The Exorcist, and chowing down on boys’ innards. It’s not particularly sexy. Beyond that, it’s also about the kind of intense, toxic friendships that some teenage girls have with each other. Ones that very often blur the line between platonic and romantic. Jennifer is honestly more dependent on Needy than Needy is on her, because Jennifer uses Needy to try to feel better about herself (again, she’s deeply insecure). It’s not a healthy relationship, but it’s an interesting and complex one.

    Which doesn’t mean that you need to love the movie or anything. There’s plenty of jokes that don’t work or dated moments, but I get why it’s a cult classic. And I DO think there’s actually a lot more to what it’s saying than you guys are giving it credit for, and a lot more intentionality behind the jokes that do and don’t work. Honestly, there are some really great video essays out there about the movie that I’d recommend checking out. In particular “Jennifer’s Body and the Horror of Bad Marketing” by Yhara Zayd.

  2. here are some real life bands i found that have weird/offbeat/bad/odd/nonsensical/uncool names:
    AFI
    Agent Orange
    Alkaline Trio
    Balance and Composure
    Beach Fossils
    The Buttertones
    Cage the Elephant
    Cat Signs
    CH3
    Choking Victim
    The Dickies
    Dr. Dog
    Foxygen
    The Frights
    The Get Up Kids
    Guttermouth
    Homeshake
    Joyce Manor
    Mike Watt
    Mount Eerie
    Morrissey
    Moving Units
    No Parents
    Pinback
    Plague Vendor
    Saves the Day
    Senses Fail
    Set Your Goals
    Sheer Mag
    Silversun Pickups
    The Stitches
    Streetlight Manifesto
    Sunflower Bean
    Taking Back Sunday
    Tijuana Panthers
    Together Pangea
    Turnstile

    3OH!3

    The All-American Rejects
    Armor for Sleep
    Boys Like Girls
    Bright Eyes
    Bring Me the Horizon
    Dance Gavin Dance
    Dashboard Confessional
    Death Cab for Cutie
    Four Year Strong
    The Garden
    Glassjaw
    Hawthorne Heights
    HorrorPops
    Lil Huddy
    Ice Nine Kills
    Jimmy Eat World
    Knocked Loose
    The Linda Lindas
    The Maine
    Manchester Orchestra
    Mayday Parade
    Meet Me at the Altar
    Millionaires
    Mom Jeans
    Motionless in White
    My Chemical Romance
    Neck Deep
    Pierce the Veil
    Pvris
    The Ready Set
    The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
    Royal & the Serpent
    Senses Fail
    Sleeping With Sirens
    The Starting Line
    State Champs
    Story of the Year
    The Story So Far
    Taking Back Sunday
    Thursday
    TV Girl
    Underoath (weekend 2 only)
    We the Kings
    Wolf Alice (weekend 1 only)
    The Wonder Years
    The Used
    5 Seconds of Summer
    The Academy Is…
    AJJ
    All Time Low
    Beach Bunny
    Bowling for Soup
    Ekkstacy
    Fenix TX
    The Front Bottoms
    Games We Play
    Goldfinger
    Gym Class Heroes
    Hot Mulligan
    Knuckle Puck
    Less Than Jake
    Lit
    Magnolia Park
    Motion City Soundtrack
    Movements
    The Movielife
    MxPx
    New Found Glory
    No Pressure
    The Offspring
    Pierce the Veil
    Plain White T’s
    Relient K
    Rise Against
    Saves The Day
    Say Anything
    Set It Off
    Simple Plan
    Something Corporate
    Thirty Seconds to Mars
    Thrice
    Tigers Jaw
    Turnover
    Waterparks
    Yellowcard
    Zebrahead

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