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Rule 5 Sunday: Whitewashing The Cyborg

Posted on | March 12, 2017 | 4 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

This week we turn our attention to Scarlett Johansson and her role in the upcoming live-action version of the very popular Ghost In The Shell anime, set in a world where brain-computer interfaces, and cyborg bodies, are very common. Johansson’s character, based on the anime’s Major Motoko Kusanagi, is a member of Public Security Section 9, and uses a cyborg body as the result of a childhood accident. Inevitably, the usual suspects complained that Paramount and Dreamworks were “whitewashing” Kusanagi, i.e. having a white actress play the role of an Asian. Ironic, considering one of the anime’s themes is how unimportant one’s physical body is – it’s the brain and the mind that matter. So is Johansson a good fit for the role? Examine our appetizer and decide for yourself.
As usual, many of the following pictures are commonly considered NSFW, and the management takes no responsibility for the ill effects arising from your inability to click at an appropriate time and place.

Major Kusanagi (L) v. the Major (R)

Ninety Miles from Tyranny leads off with Hot Pick of the Late Night, Morning Mistress, and Girls with Guns, followed by Goodstuff, who features three-breasted women FOR SCIENCE! Animal Magnetism has Rule Five Killing Big Bird Friday and a Saturday Igamageddon to honor our Polish allies.

This week, EBL’s herd includes Kellyanne Conway (She’s Everywhere! She’s Everywhere!), Reese Witherspoon, Women On Strike, the actresses of Mr. Church, Melania Trump, Anna Kendricks, Women of Billions, and the women of Hand of God.

American Power returns after a long absence with Kate Hudson and Candice Swanepoel, Anastasia Ashley, Nina Agdal, Kristen Stewart, and Emma Watson.

A View From The Beach presents A Dutch Treat – Valerie van der Graaf“Schau Doch Ned So Beys”Why Not the Sumba Islands for Thursday?“White Rabbit”Area Sharks Recovering from Over FishingJust Like Mushrooms, and Did Chinamen Predate Modern Man?

Proof Positive’s Friday Night Babe is Malin Akerman, his Vintage Babe is Lupita Tovar, and Sex in Advertising this week is covered by Naked Perfume. At Dustbury, it’s Isin Karaca and Lisa Loeb.

Thanks to everyone for their linkagery!


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