Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets

Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets ★½

tw: rape

i'm so fucking tired of political/experimental/art films exploiting the sexual trauma of female bodies. there is a harrowing gang rape scene in this film that goes on for SO long and it made me feel physically ill to the point that i could barely stomach the rest of the film. wonder what it must be like for people who can watch this and come away from it praising the power of cinema as though they watched the ending 10 minutes in some kind of vacuum and the rest of the film with a numbness for the way terayama uses rape as a way to make a political statement that has no interest in the effects of trauma or really any concern for the female experience. but uhhh cool soundtrack and mid-shot aperture changes!