A post that begins with the trailer for Taken 2 and segues weirdly into a PCP Favourite films/series about sex trafficking.
My loves, it’s been a slowish week, hasn’t it? Well, actually, it’s been a slowish week for things that I actually give a shit about, that’s probably a more accurate way of describing it. I’m sure Kimye are up to something. Also, when I first heard ‘Kimye’ I actually thought that they were talking about Gotye and Kimbra, because a) that makes sense, kinda, and b) Kim Kardashian and I have as little to do with each other as possible.
I meant to have this post up forever ago, too, but then I woke up late and went to get my hair done instead. This is the part where I shamelessly self-promote my instagram. Go on, follow me.
That’s enough of an intro, so let’s get to it. Here’s the trailer for Taken 2:
Soooo, I kind of love Taken. Like, a lot. Generally speaking, I really don’t like action films, so here’s how I’ve come to enjoy Taken: It’s not one of those action movies that tries to be something it’s not. If I’m going to watch an action film, I don’t want to be thinking or feeling much of anything. Just blow shit up and I’m cool. Iron Man 2 sucked for me because I was there for mindless action and got a two hour film about Bobby Downey Jr crying over his daddy issues. Taken’s got all the intelligence of a JCVD/Seagal film, but with a real life actor. I’m cool with that. Add to that the fact that I’ll basically watch anything about sex crimes or sex trafficking/slavery, and you can see why I enjoyed it. ‘Coz I’m a huge weirdo.
This is the part of the blog where I’m going to list my favourite films/shows about sex trafficking. If you’re young and reading this, maybe don’t watch these because I don’t want to be responsible for fucking you up. That’s why I don’t have kids, you know? On the other hand, maybe your parents should be better at supervising your net usage. Whatevs. Do what you want. I’m just saying, this list isn’t for the easily upset.
Also, on the list, it’s a short one, because there aren’t a ton of productions about Eastern European sex trafficking, that I’m aware of, at least. If you’ve seen more, let me know.
03 Sex Traffic.
Now, that’s not the trailer, that’s just the start of a mini-series. But it’s a great miniseries. I actually haven’t seen it in awhile so I don’t have a lot more to say about it, but you should watch it.
02 Lilya 4-Ever.
This film made me seriously depressed for about a fortnight after I saw it. It’s a fantastic film, but holy shit.
Or, watch the whole film with English subtitles below if you’ve got nearly two hours to hang out and watch a film. It’s worth your time.
This fucked with my shit. Also, I tend to watch tv while I’m doing other things and just kind of listen to the show and glance back and forth, and I had to learn the hard way more than once that I don’t speak Danish or any of the other multitude of languages in this show. Seriously, it’d be like 3 minutes before I’d realise that I didn’t understand a single thing that was going on in the show because I wasn’t reading the subtitles. But the show is incredible and you should watch it:
Also, I’m going to throw it out there that I’ve been looking for a charity that works to stop sex trafficking for awhile but I’m really bad at picking good charities, so if you know of any let me know. Oh! One time at work I said that I was ‘looking for a charity to help sex slaves’ and this girl I was working with at the time was like ‘wait, for sex slaves?!’ as though I was looking for a charity for the promotion of sex slavery. She was dead serious and the whole situation was totally bizarre. Apparently she wasn’t sure because ‘I’m always so sarcastic.’ What even? I never considered sarcasm and modern day slavery to be on the same level… but okay. Just so you guys are aware, if you’re sarcastic, you may also have to be explicitly clear on your views about sex trafficking.
Anyway, let’s get back to Taken 2. When I head they were doing a sequel I was a bit like ‘what else could possibly happen to provide a plot for a sequel?’ It seriously never occurred to me that all those Armenians would probably want revenge. Or maybe it just didn’t occur to me that there’d be any left after the first one.
My favourite thing about it is that it’s called Taken 2, and they take two people in this one. You see what they did there? Heaps good. Apart from that it just looks like it’s going to ‘Hangover’, as in, be the exact same film as the first one with one minor difference. In Hangover 2 it was the location, in Taken, they’ll take two. Cool. Whatever, though. I’m still going to watch it, what about you?