Jon Yip presents LaaF21...
No Girls Allowed: Women in Space
Sunday, February 7, 2010
ABSTRACT: Everyone knows that the Alien franchise is the gold standard on scares, female empowerment, tired sequels, and goopy xenomorphic gore. But did you know that the original film is also one of the most sexually confused and frustrated mainstream movies in the last half-century? For a film made by and for huge nerds, it's no surprise that the result is a mythos that has absolutely no clue what to do with the true alien -- woman -- that it both loves and subconsciously fears. This lecture will not focus on a topic, but instead will seek to unravel the jumble of conflicted emotions presented in Ridley Scott's "Alien" (1979).
SPEAKER BIO: Our resident gun-totin' motorcycle-ridin' screenwriting' snowboardin' food cookin' badass is going to lecture us on, what else, female sexuality. Jon Yip has been considered an expert in considering females aliens, considering aliens to be feminine, and all other combinations in between. He's currently conducting an anthropological study on dating Korean women.
Film: Alien (1979)
Food: Jinna's earth-based/non-alien cooking
(theme: something coming out of something)
When: Sunday, February 7, 2010
Where: Jinna's condo