Why olicity should be endgame.

Okay firstly a disclaimer…
I’m an unapologetic crazy fangirl.
People may tell me that the characters onscreen are fictional,but seriously I don’t care.
Once I accept them in my life I care about them and their journey as I would a friend or even family.
Thankfully in the times of tumblr etc we fangirls no longer feel isolated.
We are a community.
Thus I realize that there are people like me in the world to whom a characters organic journey from pilot to finale matters.
Therefore,this article.
Currently one of the shows(there are so many) I’m crazy about is arrow.
Now though the stunts,the writing and the storytelling is exceptional…its also olicity or as the non fangirls would describe it,the relationship between two characters on the show,namely Felicity Smoak and Oliver Queen that hooks me.
Felicity’s character was supposed to be a 2 minute guest appearance with the possibility of recurrence. Its a testament to Emily Bett Rickards talent that she turned that into a series regular spot. Though I’d like to credit only her talent, I must say it was also the flash(no pun intended) of chemistry that the two characters showed in those few seconds of screentime as well as the lack of chemistry thereof with his actual lead Laurel Lance.(Laurel lovers chill,I’ll explain myself:p). For those who do watch the show we know Oliver’s history with Laurel is turbulent and convoluted to say the least, which along with the lack of chemistry led to viewers looking elsewhere to find Oliver’s OTP.(One True Pairing)
Laurel is supposedly this badass lawyer who protects the defenseless and has a very black and white view of justice… so the fact that pre-island oliver not only cheated on her multiple times, but also cheated on her with her sister (ewww) should bother her way more.
Its inconsistent and inorganic to assume that laurel would forgive Oliver off the bat…honestly as a viewer who has been through all that Laurel has(the lady has been through some real tough shit) I don’t think I’d want her to exist in such a toxic relationship with so much bad history. Its time for her to walk away and find her bliss,the way Oliver has with Felicity.
The reality is simple…Lauliver was doomed from the start…it was revealed on the show that Oliver first showed romantic inclination towards Sara but instead of being happy for her sister,Laurel manages to nip that in the bud and establish her own relationship with him…isn’t that a tad bit screwed up?
On the other hand,Felicity is the embodiment of what Oliver needs…a smart,independent woman who gives as good as she gets…sure she’s awkward and talks too fast… But she has never judged Oliver unfairly and calls him out on stuff the way only a true friend can, inspite of severely crushing on him she remains dignified in the friendzone(a hero to us all) and never resorts to petty jealousy…all while being an integral part of team arrow…there is way too much water under the bridge when it comes to Laurel or for that matter Sara…too much of a past and way too many complications, with Felicity he can be himself…the new Oliver without any baggage…and she will accept him and push him towards being the best version of himself..and for her he’ll want to be,which is why I want Olicity. Because the green arrow deserves happiness…and his happiness lies with a certain blonde bitch with WiFi.

#istandwithdeepikapadukone

When a leading daily makes a below the belt comment,takes a sexist,chauvinistic view on issues, actors usually consider it safer to keep mum and hope things pass as soon as possible because an altercation with the media can be dangerous to their career.
Refreshingly enough, when the toi wrote an article about deepikas cleavage(bad taste much?)she took to twitter and lashed out at them… Since then the hashtag ‘#istandwithdeepika’ has been trending with a record number of people both from the industry and not,coming out in support of the star…
This is definitely a great move considering how most people wouldn’t have found it strange or for that matter disgusting that a leading media house approved this article and close up shot of her breasts unless she had pointed it out.
But what if she hasn’t said anything?
This is obviously the standard in the media…the same newspaper in fact came out with an article misinterpreting what Priyanka Chopra said in an interview! She had mentioned that she wouldn’t take credit for a male centric movie..well…fair enough.
But times applauded the move saying that they didn’t believe in giving actresses credit for the films anyway…and that the only case an actress should be acknowledged as having crossed the prestigious 100 Cr mark was if she had a solo lead…
They explained this as “the box office would be unaffected if actress A was replaced by actress B”(objectification much?)(yes this is a direct excerpt sadly enough)
The way times portrayed this was as if there are only 2 kinds of movies namely women centric and mainstream.
Their view is that the actor does all the heavy lifting and the actress perhaps is around to give us a glimpse of her cleavage and to dance around and be pretty.
Now some I’m sure are thinking about movies like dabangg and bodyguard where in all honesty all the leading lady had to do was that!
But keep in mind that movies like that aren’t commercial movies and can perhaps be classified as male/hero centric roles.
Times has in one stroke showed us what they really think of women in the industry as well as women in general when they refuse to credit actresses in movies involving being a parallel lead.If they have an equal if not more of a role in a movie happening to have a hero…don’t they deserve credit?
Not according to this top media house…the way they look at it…who cares who’s in a movie as long as she’s a pretty young thing…who cares if she’s a national award winning actress with several good movies under her belt?
To them she’s a body and a pretty face
without a personality or the capability to be on equal footing with a male colleague.
I respect Deepika even more then I used to for calling the times out on their hypocrisy…
The times would deny these talented actresses their due credit if they had their way
Alia bhatt(2 states),Deepika Padukone(yeh jawani he diwani,ram-leela),Priyanka chopra(barfi)
And there would be many more
But alas most think that actresses aren’t worthy of much more then 2 songs and 5 lines…
I can only hope things will be different someday…
But as of now enjoy your senseless action sequences and scantily clothed heroines
Because after all that’s what our society wants.
Unless we change,movies won’t change.
Because after all,art is only a representation of society.