My mind got blown when I found out that Charlie’s Angels was going to be remade. I already had tickets ordered as soon as the preorder was available and went to see it with my childhood friend and talented MUA, ArJay. Seeing the reviews the date after it was released, I was disappointed and shocked. To my dismay, the criticism that Elizabeth Banks got for her version made me disappointed that I felt that she made this version funny and tasteful. And the story line was truly on point. You would think that after the MeToo moment, women would look at this film and feel a sense of empowerment. But ironically, women ridiculed this movie more than men did. Where her version of this eliminated classical elements, as over sexualizing women (which Drew Barrymore should some amazing leading dominance and always showed to maintain control), she focused on the intelligence that women have as well as some of the common scenarios experience in the work place. Where one key component that has been proven throughout history, is that men steal a well versed woman’s idea. Ultimately, proving this in our modern history as well as our own personal experiences. Which truth is, I don’t think people for ready for the change that people needed as this released in the start of COVID.
Everything to the amazing coregraphed scene and the female leads that portrayed the new and improved Charlie’s Angel’s showed to have a realistic portrayal of what women experience. Maybe it was because it was too real I feel. Where seeing the movie had me relive the some of the work experiences I unfortunately went through in my health care venture and Corporate wireless. Which I feel the resentment comes from having the portrayals hit too close to home. Ironically enough, during the MeToo movement, we saw many people come forward, then just disappeared. As I feel it caused a Domino Effect of other MeToo movements that blew up. Having men come forward as well as other demographic groups requesting their own MeToo movement, which if you ask me, stemmed from a feeling of inclusion and feeling important. But when we eliminate the labels, I feel that we all are important and should preserve the rights of all humans. As focusing on one group excerpts other demographics that is in much need of having someone fighting for them.
Time and time again, we go through a phase that highlights the unfairness one demographic experiences. Which for me, I feel this comes into a who’s sword is bigger, where ultimately there is no winners. If you ask me, MeToo deserved it’s own group as women are constantly put in this old fashion stereotype, which truth be told was dominated over the BLM movement. Which has more power to make things equal for all. But once again we focus on the demographic and the logistics that in the end effect us all. As systematics is ultimately the biggest battle we need to overcome. And although we may never change it for ever, we do have the ability to make it the taboo topic that people could reframe from. As ultimately in the end minorities are all subjected to systematic racism, including the Caucasian demographics. Which special treatment should be the one thing we omit all together.
On the plus side, it has brought a lot of awareness of how unfair things are in our world. Which going back to Charlie’s Angels shows just how much harder women have to fight in many situations. And how those fixable behaviors men engage in can be the demise of unfortunate mistreatment, which I feel they don’t truly intentionally do this. As in the end, it becomes something we oversee. But in retrospective it also shows the motive of what men also feel when they retire. As the feeling of importance and the triggers of greed is the ultimately message in this storyline. We all have insecurities, some stronger than other. Which is why in the end we are never alone. Another thing that it also highlights is what happens when people come together. Both men and women are capable of doing amazing things together. Where if one is stereotyped, the other is there to take the lead and get through the hurdle together.
One of the things that I loved about this movie is that regardless of sex, gender and race; people make an impossible force. I see this as climbing a mountain in a group. Where is one falls, the group carries the fallen to reach to the top of the peak, while nurturing the health of that person back together. That’s what Charlie’s Angel is what it signifies to me. Where in grace and not crucified on the cross, those who are forgiven and prove that they are genuinely wanting to make a difference and gain trust, it can flourish into an unstoppable force. If you haven’t checked this movie out, I strongly suggest you do. If you seen, look at it with another set of eyes. You never know the movie might inspire to do empower yourself and be a true badass. One that you were always meant to be.