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10 years ago today, filming began on a brand new series of Doctor Who, starring Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose Tyler!
can I passively aggressively point out the way the shot is set up to make both of them equal including cancelling out the height difference and you really couldn’t tell who was meant to be the main character by looking at this photo? (Because of course they’re both the main character and of equal importance rose tyler Ninth doctor (via pygmy-of-triviality)
Thank god now we have this!
What’s this? Have STFU-Moffat really tagged this as “Sexist” and “Misogyny”? Wow, well if you look hard enough for something to be offended by, you can find it in anything, it would seem.
As correctly identified above, Rose was the main character when Doctor Who restarted in 2005, before the show established Eccleston’s Doctor as the hero. RTD claimed that he grew up wanting to be the companion rather than the Doctor, and the show took this direction for a good series and a bit, before Martha arrived to play companion to the then-established Tenth Doctor.
What’s that? David Tennant standing in front of Freema Agyeman? How sexist (or racist, depending on which you’d rather be offended by).
In all of these promos, the episode or series in question was about the Doctor. To be precise, (in order) about his new, Eleventh incarnation, about his demise on Trenzalore, about his fresh start after Amy (unsurprisingly Clara’s not focussed on because she dies in the episode dammit) and about his Twelfth incarnation. Are these pictures sexist because they feature the main character slightly ahead of a supporting character? Perhaps we should have a wider look at film/TV in general…
Is The Social Network racist for putting Mark Zuckerberg on its poster and not (the Jewish) Eduardo Saverin? The film is all about the two of them, after all. Is this Oblivion poster racist for leaving Morgan Freeman slightly behind Tom Cruise? Is Joss Whedon sexist for leaving Scarlett Johansson further back in this poster? Is this Bourne Identity poster sexist for the same reasons? These are just four films that I thought of, off the top of my head. Google any film, check the poster. Chances are, the supporting character, no matter their gender, race, sexuality or religion, will either be placed behind the main character or not be in the poster at all.
This is not an issue of discrimination, this is an issue of marketing. Don’t believe me? Well let’s take a look at some DVD covers of Series 1, and remember, this was when Christopher Eccleston had been fully established as the main character now, ahead of Rose.