“Look Sokka, you’re going to fail a lot before things work out. Even though you’ll probably fail over and over and over again, you have to try every time. You can’t quit because you’re afraid you might fail.”
and then they didnt put her on the final list
ARE YOU KIDDING ME
Burn down everything
We all fucking know what this is. What, did you all expect anything different?? you thought a trans woman of color was going to get some recognition??
guess it was too much to expect
Ten years after the debut of the life-altering movie that is Mean Girls, actor Daniel Franzese, who played openly gay high schooler Damian, has come out as gay.
Franzese, now 36, wrote a letter to his character that was published in IndieWire. He asks himself why it had taken him so long to come out as gay, saying that his portrayal of Damian actually set him back in Hollywood and in his own personal coming to terms with himself.
The whole thing is damn insightful and meaningful, but here’s a particularly telling excerpt about how Daniel’s career took an unexpected turn after he played Damian:
One time I wanted to audition for a supporting character in a low-budget indie movie described as a “doughy, blue-collar lug of a guy.” The role was to play the husband of an actress friend of mine who I had been in two movies and an Off-Broadway play with. She and I had even moved to L.A. together. I figured I was perfect for it.
They said they were looking for a real “man’s man.” The casting director wouldn’t even let me audition. This wasn’t the last time this happened. There were industry people who had seen me play you in Mean Girls but never seen me read in an audition but still denied me to be seen for “masculine” roles.
However, I did turn down many offers to play flamboyant, feather-boa-slinging stereotypes that always seemed to be laughed at BECAUSE they were gay. How could I go from playing an inspirational, progressive gay youth to the embarrassing, cliched butt-of-a-joke?
So, there it was. Damian, you had ruined my life and I was really pissed at you. I became celibate for a year and a half. I didn’t go to any gay bars, have any flings and I lied to anyone who asked if I was gay. I even brought a girl to the ‘Mean Girls’ premiere and kissed her on the red carpet, making her my unwitting beard.
Why come out now, then?
It wasn’t until years later that grown men started to coming up to me on the street - some of them in tears - and thanking me for being a role model to them. Telling me I gave them comfort not only being young and gay but also being a big dude. It was then that I realized how much of an impact YOU had made on them.
Before you make the “too gay to function” joke, which I totally did before I finished reading the article, listen to what he has to say about it:
I hate it when people say I’m ‘too gay to function.’ I know you do, too. Those people are part of the problem. They should refrain from using that phrase. It really is only OK when Janis says it.
It takes some serious guts to be this open about the intermingling of your career and your personal life, especially when admitting that playing a beloved character in a classic movie has impacted you in a negative way. I have loads of respect for this man. Congrats, Daniel.
raise your hand if you’re tired and sad and wanna make out with a girl
FINALLY WE’RE FUCKING TALKING ABOUT THIS
[Mikasa Ackerman] she’s as good by herself as a hundred ordinary soldiers.
SO, TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY THE CUTEST LITTLE CUTE WAS BORN! Wow, I can’t believe you’re not a teenager anymore. Time to grow up and get a job and figure out what you want to do in life! Only kidding. Amber, you’re one of my best friends, and I’d do just about anything for you. I love you to the moon and back, and I always will. We’ve had some pretty great times together, and I don’t think I could have picked a better person to have them with. Thank you for being here for me, for listening to my every little problem and giving the most amazing advice. Thank you for making me laugh when I really needed it, and thank you for letting me cry when I needed it, too. Although you’re halfway across the Untied States, it feels like you’re right next to me. Don’t ever change, okay? You’re perfect the way you are. Have an amazing 20th birthday, and don’t worry about a thing! You’re doing just fine. I love you.
THIS IS SO CUTE AND LOOK SO MANY THINGS THAT I LOVE IN ONE POST
INCLUDING AMANDA BC I LOVE HER TOO <3333333
THANK YOU !!!!!!
"The worst is just beginning, and there are no happy endings."
yes hello this is your pilot speaking and by pilot i mean i read a wikihow on flying a plane once so i guess ill just have to WING it haha just a little pilot humor okie dokie nothing to worry about folks im sure i can figure this out
instead of “I love you no matter what sexuality/race/gender you are!”
try “I love you and will celebrate your identity with you!”
eren working at gamestop and jean working at hot topic at some mall together. their shops are next to each other.
and yes, that is a bazinga shirt
millions of real existing people fall in love with straight men. what the fuck
im still thinking about this. they dont just befriend and hang out with straight men, they get emotional about them. they think ‘this person is the best thing that ever happened to me’. i think there was a time when this phenomenon made sense to me but now it does not.