Guilermo Del Toro - How Pacific Rim saved his life
“I wanted to show that men and women can be friends without having a relationship,” says del Toro of the relationship between the two main characters Mako (played by Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi) and Raleigh (“Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam). “Theirs is a story about partnership, equality and a strong bond between partners. It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war.”
Nice article, worth a read. (via nudityandnerdery)
OH FUCK YES
YES TO THIS. Also the reason why I don’t like what J.K. Rowling said about Harry Potter recently. All stories don’t have to be love stories. They can be about friendship, equality and kicking ass without the mushy stuff. Don’t get me wrong, romance is great, but there are other types of stories. Let’s stop being stuck in the 50s where romantic comedies bloomed to essentially send women back home, after they essentially won WWII through their hard work and behind the scenes actions. Let’s make stories about equality.