From producers Don Murphy (Transformer franchise), Jane Hamsher (Natural Born Killers), Alan Schechter (Showdown), writers Michael Davis (Shoot 'Em Up) and Emmy® Award Winner* Peter Gould (''Better Call Saul'', ''Breaking Bad'') comes the cult classic movie based on the video game smash!
Double Dragon roars to life with amazing special effects, spectacular action sequences, and a knock-about sense of humor. It's the year 2007, and what remains of L.A. is now ''New Angeles'', a city ravaged by earthquakes, tidal waves and vicious gangs. The evil tycoon Koga Shuko (Robert Patrick, Terminator 2: Judgment Day) is obsessed with finding the two halves of a talisman known as the ''Double Dragon'', which will give him awesome mystical powers. Two teenaged brothers, Jimmy (Mark Dacascos, John Wick 3) and Billy Lee (Scott Wolf, ''Party of Five'') find themselves in possession of the amulet's missing half, thrusting them into the adventure of their lives. With the help of Maria (Alyssa Milano, ''Charmed'') and her vigilante group ''The Power Corps'', Jimmy and Billy must summon all of their courage, resourcefulness and martial-arts skills to stop the villain's malevolent plan.
Crackling with the energy and humor of its two heroes, Double Dragon is a high-octane action spectacular. Buckle your seat belt and enjoy the ride!
“Hope is a discipline” - Mariame Kabe.
Although I often despair, I refuse to give up hope that we can change the systems. Part of that is marginalized sexual assault survivors RECLAIMING the Me Too Movement.
Let’s face it - the mainstream Me Too Movement was never meant for marginalized survivors even though a Black Woman created #MeToo. We haven’t been abandoned or neglected - mainstream white cis hetero abled “feminism” - never planned to include us. But Tarana Burke does.
#MeToo began over a decade ago on MySpace when Tarana Burke had a conversation with a young survivor and wished she had just said “me too.” It is meant to connect survivors to each other and to resources to heal. That is still Burke’s purpose. However, it has been coopted & diluted as it became popularized by white “feminists” like Alyssa Milano in October of 2017.
Milano used it to “prove” to the world how many people, largely women, had been sexually assaulted OR harassed. That’s not what Me Too was intended to do. In fact, the popularized Me Too movement looks nothing like Burke’s and what she continues to work on.
The popularized Me Too movement was always meant for: the Rose McGowan’s of the world. Not the Lupita Nyong’os, despite the fact both were targeted by the same predator (Weinstein). Not BIWOC, not sex workers, not prisoners, not Disabled people, not TGNC people.
You saw the “Rose Army” spring up overnight as Nyong’o was shoved to the side, even as McGowan spouted erasive racist bullshit against Black Women specifically. Tarana Burke was not credited and to this day is often referred to as “the woman who created #MeToo” rather than by her name.
So I’ll keep talking about how rape & being punished or blocked from support manifests along intersecting power lines. But we can’t just talk about the pain.
We need to heal. We need true solidarity. We need to lay aside fragility, from any privileges we may have, and we need to support & defend the most vulnerable.
Let’s reclaim Me Too with Burke & support its original purpose - radical healing & community.
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the opposite of darkness is a call to action
o's do not always follow x's
but dark periods are followed by the movement of a sea
this sea is women, this sea is me
poetic as we are
the only metaphor you should look for is metamorphosis
i will become the demand and the supplier
if i don't get the love i want
i will make the love i need
you cannot have one without the other
whistle all you want i will blow off the steam
i wasn't given a raise but i will show you what i can do
me too is from me to you
me too is from me to you