Madame Tussauds Unveil New Wax Figure Of Benedict Cumberbatch
literally something a serpent with tiny claws and/or legs would say
Simon Pegg and Amanda Abbington are having Cumberbatch dirty sex talk, please never stop.
it isn’t, though. i’m on the one hand sorry and on the other hand pleased to tell you that this idea is a collective invention. please quote to me where ben c EITHER specifies the gender of the people he is talking about OR calls anyone’s sexuality abnormal. sorry
that doesn’t change the fact that many queer readers of the article felt condescended to by what he said? in the quote from ben, he may not be acknowledging the fact that the writers of the fanfiction are queer girls, but that don’t mean he hasn’t pathologised the actual queer writers and members of fandom? i don’t understand why you of all people are oblivious in this case to subtext, like it’s the thing (among visual clues obviously) that we’re currently collectively using as a fandom to validate why johnlock is endgame, but suddenly in this article, what the interviewer and what ben says is plain and simple and straightforward? also like….. no matter how hard you believe people shouldn’t be upset by the article itself, that doesn’t change the fact that a ton of queer kids did feel invalidated and upset. i feel like that’s being glossed over.
the thing is though, basically none of the stuff people are upset about actually came from ben himself but the interviewer. the only things ben said are “It’s always, like, one of them is tired, one comes back from work, the other is horny, a lump appears in his trousers, and then they’re at it. It’s usually me getting it — I’m biting Watson’s dog tags” and then “I think it’s about burgeoning sexuality in adolescence, because you don’t necessarily know how to operate that. And I think it’s a way of neutralizing the threat, so this person is sort of removed from them as somebody who could break their heart”. there’s nothing about people’s gender or sexuality in what he said, he’s not calling anyone abnormal. the stuff that is offensive in that interview comes entirely from the interviewer himself who has phrased the questions and edited the whole thing to suggest a very specific outcome. he’s the one who talks about lustful cock monsters and it being all about women.
to quote what daltongraham wrote “Did he say our writing sucked? No. Did he say he thought everything was written by misguided teens? No. Did he get sucked into yet another Sherlock fanfic discussion whilst trying to promote his current movie, which actors are required to do whether they are introverts or not? Yes.”
After that interview, I thought it would be nice for you to read this one from Metro Newspaper 16/10/14
who is the plate of lasagna
[on an iPhone in London]Ben C texts Mark Gatiss: Did you read it yet? I called him a brutal ruthless machine! And that everyone should stop fawning! Maybe now they'll forget those bits you let slip about Mr. Darcy. I done good?? xx B.
Mark texts back: Do leave me alone, Ben, I'M TRYING TO BLOODY WRITE
Ben C: K, sorry
Ben C: ...do I still have to grow my hair out?
Ben C: 😫
Ben C: 😭
Ben C: 🙏
Mark: Shouldn't you be drinking a latte in a suit of armour somewhere?
Ben C: I'll do another episode-length monologue if you let Claire trim it one inch shorter.
Ben C: Okay, okay, another ass shot. 😎
Mark: I swear on the Queen Mum's girdle, I will end you.
Ben C: Spoilsport.
Mark: Lustful cock monster.
Ben C: oi
ben c, why aren’t you actively researching and digging through all of this personally uncomfortable material to reach an objective perspective on slash fandom… just pls dont find my blog tho