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Is the Pylean Costume

Discussion in 'Season 2' started by vellavu, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. vellavu

    vellavu Scooby

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    Black Thorn
    A blatant exploitation of Chrisma Carpenter?

    Are the directors of Angel doing the same thing as what the commercials director did in "Belonging"?
     
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    Sineya
    Of course they are. And a lot of women wish they could be "exploited" the same way. And later on, Charisma posed for Playboy, so I don't think she had any objections.
     
  3. vellavu

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    Black Thorn
    I just found it amusing that they bashed that director in "Belonging", then did more or less the same thing after 1 episode.
     
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    Sineya
    I suppose its context.
    In one costume Cordelia is powerless and clearly being exploited by a douchebag, in the other she's 'all powerful' (or at least in a better position) ruler with a throne with cushions!
    Plus its probably a relief from her 'cow rags' costume.
     
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    Athena Belinda Staff Member

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    Whether she's exploited or not is one thing, I just want to know how the Pyleans had that exact bra and skirt in stock in her size....!?
     
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    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    Who said they were in Cordelia size ? . She a Queen there . I bet they made them specially for her :)
    And they looked great on her you must admit :D
     
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    But wasnt she still being exploited by douchebags? They just were more subtle about it. She didn't have any power at all; none that the men would not allow her to have.
     
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    Sineya
    I honestly can't remember all the details, its been ages since I've seen the Pylea stuff.
    I think she is being exploited by a-holes, but its just that her costume has nothing to do with it.
     
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    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    She was being exploited by the jerks in Pylea but what Cordelia was wearing had nothing to do with it.
     
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    I thought it was done on purpose to make a point. She is disheartened by how she's treated as a prop by the director, just there to show the cleavage. He treats her as worthless. When in Pylea and she's made princess she's seemingly given power and basically treated as a princess would. Whereas in reality she is just a prop again, but for the priests, and wearing almost the exact same outfit as in the commercial.

     
    Mr. Pole: Exactly.
    ChaseRules: Agreed.
    Iwearthecheese: Excellent point.
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    Yep.
    I thought it was a horrible outfit, and that was the point.
     
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    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    But she did look good in it :D
     
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    To paraphrase Angelus, Cordelia looks good in damn near anything. :D

    Though the wardrobe designers tried, bless 'em. :rolleyes:
     
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    ChaseRules When it comes to dating I the Slayer.

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    Yah. Cordelia could make burlap look hot I bet :p

    And they did try bless their hearts :D