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Dear Joss Whedon,

Would you be my beard?

We could get married and you can have your own room and you can sleep with whoever you want. That seems like a pretty sweet deal to me.

Not convinced? Let me detail my affection for you.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Great movie and great extension as a tv series.

One of the great series of the 90’s featuring a strong female lead and strong supporting characters with just the right amount of cheese and quick witty writing.

One of the only tv shows to feature an open lesbian couple(s) in a healthy relationship. Unfortunately, Tara gets killed but thankfully Willow doesn’t fall victim to a lifetime of solitude and misery as a result. She does go on a black magic rampage but, you know, eventually comes to her senses.

Serenity/Firefly

Carries over the smart-ass antics of the Buffy gang but made even more awesome by adding the aspect of space travel so dominated by the Star Trek series. Unfortunately the show was canceled after one season but these days that seems to be a sure sign that the show was actually very good.  That of course translated into tons of fans buying the dvd.

Whedon’s latest endevour seems just as intriguing. He’s teaming up with Buffy alum, Eliza Dushku in a new series, Dollhouse.

The word “Dolls” automatically springs to mind Ghost in the shell and the idea the they can have their brains wiped clean in every episode leaves  pretty endless possibilities for story lines and  of course there is this asset to the show:

Well I’m in. Pretty much everything Joss has done has hooked me in (maybe minus the last few seasons of Buffy) and I swear I tried to find a non-bedroom picture of Eliza but not really couldn’t find one.

On top of that the Joss is a feminist.  Aside from creating great female characters he also says things like this:

“I try to think how we got here. The theory I developed in college (shared by many I’m sure) is one I have yet to beat: Womb Envy. Biology: women are generally smaller and weaker than men. But they’re also much tougher. Put simply, men are strong enough to overpower a woman and propagate. Women are tough enough to have and nurture children, with or without the aid of a man. Oh, and they’ve also got the equipment to do that, to be part of the life cycle, to create and bond in a way no man ever really will. Somewhere a long time ago a bunch of men got together and said, “If all we do is hunt and gather, let’s make hunting and gathering the awesomest achievement, and let’s make childbirth kinda weak and shameful.” It’s a rather silly simplification, but I believe on a mass, unconscious level, it’s entirely true. How else to explain the fact that cultures who would die to eradicate each other have always agreed on one issue? That every popular religion puts restrictions on women’s behavior that are practically untenable? That the act of being a free, attractive, self-assertive woman is punishable by torture and death?

Read the entire essay/blog entry here

Joss, I’ll even spring for the ring.

Dollhouse is scheduled to premiere on Fox mid-season 2009 on Mondays at 8 p.m right before 24.

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  1. August 22, 2008 at 12:03 PM

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  2. August 25, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    How do I get in contact w/ you? Here’s my email: jimmy@asupremenewyorkthing.com, let me know, thanks

  3. ladyofthelair
    August 28, 2008 at 12:21 AM

    be aware mon petit ami,
    i WILL fight you for joss and i WILL win!

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