Sunday, July 22, 2007

Rome

Why is Cleopatra a drugged out, sex-crazy, slightly dimwitted pale-skinned whore with no hair?

7 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

David Moles said...

'Cause she came from a line of creepy inbred Macedonian decadents?

Kameron Hurley said...

Not good enough!

Jackie M. said...

Because she's a woman in power! Duh-uh! Don't you pay attention to Paris Hilton and Martha Stewart?

Kameron Hurley said...

Gawd, it was *so* fucking disappointing. There's this buildup where they're like, "I hear your sister is leading a revolt against you" to Ptolomey, and then they're like... name drop "Cleopatra!" and then, "We must find this rebel leader!" and Ptolemy's cronies are like, "If you can even find her!" Implying, I thought: Oh, she's such a wicked badass tactician and super kewl fighter that they can't even find her! And I'm envisioning this superkewl, ubersmart rebel leader fighting it out on the sand, because, oh hell, gawd knows they're taking creative liscence all over the place, and if you're going to take creative lisence all over the place, why not make CLEOPATRA FUCKING KEWL AND SMART AND BADASS!!!

And then... and then...

Oh gawd.

Cut to some drug-crazy, big-eyed blase woman in a linen slip writhing on a bed and clutching homoerotically to one of her female slaves while chained to a bed.

Ummm....

Ummmmmmm.....?

I think I'm starting to understand why some people got irritated with Rome after the first half of the season.

I'm *seriously* hoping it gets better, cause right now the whole thing has tanked since they all got to Eqypt.

Jackie M. said...

I guess they figure sex sells? And they missed the memo that badass sex sells even better.

Jackie M. said...

Link for you.

Kameron Hurley said...

OMG I'm glad I'm not the only one who hated that fucking Cleopatra portrayal. ug ug.

And yeah, I don't mind gratuitous sex! Rome is FULL OF GRATUITOUS BLOOD AND SEX! It's one of the things I love about it. Lots of naked men and women! Lots of heads chopped off!

But yeah, man, badass Cleopatra rebel leader sex vs. drug addict addled brained Cleopatra sex?

Is there even room for discussion?