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Reality is a Prison

Updated on April 14, 2011

if the levee breaks....

sailor sucker moon punch

I went to see Sucker Punch today. It's like a one and a half hour long ad for thigh-highs and false eyelashes. Nothin' wrong with that. I wear them, I might be too old but I wear them when the time is right. (Did I just say that? Do I sound like an asshole or what? Don't answer that...)

Anyway I went to see it flying blind.... and watching it, I was thinking, "Ok this is like Sailor Moon meets the Pussycat Dolls. Cool. Interesting concept." Hmm.

My opinion was not shared by my friend, but then he's never heard of Sailor Moon. Then I was thinking maybe I was reading too much into this Lolita-esque movie about institutionalized crazy girls who may or may not be hookers. And the link to Sailor Moon and anime and all of that. And you know what? I'm not gonna google it and see if I'm right or wrong. it was a mind-f*** kind of movie and I don't really want the answers. Maybe tomorrow I will. It's plausible enough to me that Baby Doll really does live in that universe, fight battles and is based on Sailor Moon. So back to the story:

So, Baby Doll as she's called in this nut hut slash strip joint, is sent there by her evil stepfather. Lennox House is a scary steam-punk looking psychiatric hospital, and she's scheduled for a lobotomy five days after she arrives. As punishment for killing her mother and sister? Or just because the stepfather is evil and she shot at him?

The place morphs into a bordello, where the attending doctor is a sort of emcee for the show and the head nurse is the dance instructor. She's a sort of den mother, and is played by Carla Gugino who is pretty killer in the role of Dr. Gorski. She's a good guy, sort of. Maybe a former Nazi, but she steers the girls in the right direction, at least how to placate the doctor and keep their heads more or less together.

The alternate reality of the strip club is just a carefully constructed figment of Baby's Doll's imagination (or is it?). She forms a kind of super-hero Spice Girls alliance with four other girls and they must find five items and complete nearly impossible missions. The battle scenes and villians are just as intense as any blockbuster action movie you've seen.

The costumes are amazing, as is the art direction. The contrast between the 'real' insane asylum, the nightclub where the girls dance and the locations where battles are fought is brilliant. The acting is pretty darn good, and Jena Malone looks just like she did in Donnie Darko , only with spiky blonde hair and too much eyeliner. Which is not a bad thing.

Maybe Sucker Punch is some game that's on Playstation or Xbox made into an film or whatever..... Girlpower Pole dancin'? SecondLife Sucker Punch? .....and I'm too out of it to know about it. Right now, I don't wanna know. Liked the movie. Didn't expect to, I was just in the mood for Alamo Drafthouse pizza.

So yeah, your mind can set you free. Free you ass and your mind will follow. If you love someone. set them free.

Reality is a prison. Woohoo.

Platitudes: true or not, I'm done transmittin' 'em for tonight. Sleep tight.

Then they locked me up....


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    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Voted Up; Awesome; Beautiful; Interesting. LOVE your writing and presentation style.

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      Katharella 6 years ago from Lost in America

      hehe.. agreed! I'm making a hub on "The Survival Guide To Prison." I'm having a hard time with the guys side LOL! Anyway I can use some of these tips maybe or link to ya! :) Can't find your hub about a lot alot! lol I think it's getting late, or possibly early! :) Oh must be both since it's 5am. hehe

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      Taylorwise 6 years ago from Austin, TX

      thanks very much, I really appreciate it!

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      You are such a Fun, Campy, Read...Thanks for Sharing your thoughts, which are really so refreshing...Keep it flowing here on Hub Pages.