For any women out there or men interested in seeing a horror movie explicitly framed from a women’s perspective, watch Lucky. Also gorgeous soundtrack.

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

As for the rest of the article:

Lucky Me

A while ago, I was having a conversation with some dick about his opinion on the movie Lucky. I asked why he disliked it and I said it sounded like he couldn’t properly immerse himself in the film (made so excellently in a woman’s perspective) and it was more about different tastes in filmmaking rather than an issue with the actual film. He agreed about the difference in taste point, said he immersed himself, and then told me I need therapy. (Why?)

Sure dude. You “immersed” yourself in a film you decided would have been better if it turned out the monster was an

  • interdimensional monster
  • that reflected women’s fear

Way to word it like the fear isn’t constant and valid . . .

This particular exchange bitchslaps point 2

Ted

Honey, that’s the man that comes every night and tries to kill us.

The Husband

The husband is helpful and apathetic. He “can’t help it. It’s just how things are.” It affects him as much as I love my wife and don’t want her dead. We’ve got on this much, so no biggie. Meanwhile those actively affected need to worry and cope, rather than retreat. Women can’t removed themselves from the problem.

May

To address the issue of May being offered help and turning it down: FUCK OFF. First, character wise it’s been established she has trouble asking others for help. Welcome to anxieties of womanhood, where showing weakness makes you less than. Her job is writing books showing herself to be a successful, put-together woman. There’s literally a section of the movie where someone asks if it’s a weakness for women to rely on each other.

I wonder why she’s so hesitant?

Second, violence to women happens all the fucking time and often time, they do not come forward. May calls the police and they do about as well as they ever do. She has friends asking if she wants to stay over a lot. Later on, we see that her friends are targets too.

What plausible help is she turning down?

Lucky - the man - antagonist

The Man

First let’s get this out of the way: there are no set rules in this story. We are dropped into the story clueless and confused and the ball never stops rolling. So void the story disobeyed its own rules argument.

The most we get is the husband’s derisive comment concerning her being worried about being attacked in the middle of the day. Cause nothing dangerous can happen to you in broad daylight, right ladies?

As to the explanation of the man, he’s so much more than a mysoginistic pig. He’s a genuine fear we are warned about our entire lives. He is trauma. He is our responsibility to fend off. Our problem to deal with. Because at the end of the day, we’re just lucky we’re here.

Btw, Mr. Jow had nothing to do with any of this. He’s just a fun dude I talk to a lot on Twitter.

Lucky is NOT Subtle

I really don’t want to break down this movie line by line because it is NOT SUBTLE. It’ll literally show you things and spell those things out. The only real part of that dude’s complaint that bothered me was him calling the movie sloppy, when no. This is just how women get to live.

Near and Dear to Women Everywhere

 Jennifer Robinson wrote the tips. The graphic is from Wendy French.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but women are the ones who get to be trained that if you go to a bar, don’t set your drink down. Go in groups.

Lol. Everyone acts like the cops are the answer to everything. Dude sets fire to our building and then hangs out in our parking lot for an hour. Cops and fire department came after they left.

Woman calls them to come during a domestic dispute. Cop sneaks up behind battered woman. Woman grabs cop. Cop arrests woman and presses charges for assaulting a cop.

The movie I Spit on Your Grave came into conception when the director ran across a beaten and raped woman. Cops questioned the shit out of her, not that they got many answers because of the broken jaw. It shouldn’t have been a fight to get her medical help first.

Twice guys I’ve explicitly told I wasn’t interested in follow me home and then repeatedly return to ask me out.

I love mentioning my work in the trades and immediately hear “Oh! We need more women in the fields.” Or the even more popular, “You can use your womanhood to your advantage because the comfy jobs with benefits are looking to fill an equality quota.” As if where ever I’m going isn’t because I’m busting my ass with studying and learning to read various blueprints, ladder diagrams, and calculations like everyone else.

This movie is not random buzz words meant to hype up people and leave us all feel good cause the monster was slayed. We don’t get a slayed monster. Like in Lucky, we wake up and do it again.

Leave comments below or tweet at me for a conversation about the movie. A film like Lucky invites discussion.

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