Jackie Chan – the Humiliating Archetype Narrative; Police story humiliates the Super cop Archetype

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The thing that stands out in Jackie chan’s 1985 film, Police Story, is that it portrays the titular character in a bad light. Particularly, in an embarrassing one, which is often par for the course for Jackie Chan films. However, in this one, it completely shatters along with glass that reflects a cop on duty nervous as he shoots his own reflection. Glass is used being broken in typical action scenes at the beginning and ending of the film which sort of breaks illusions. More on that later.

The dialogue as well throughout the court case implies that Jackie’s character is the bad guy not telling the truth, and the scenes with Jackie in particular with women show that the macho bravado of a super cop often lies to the female audience that they are being considered in these types of narratives.

The whole story of the police paints this…

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Minorities in Demi-chan

A nice showcase of the well-done identity politics in Demi-chan.


This Post contains spoilers for the first episode of Demi-Chan wa Kataritai. I highly recommend you watch the show before you read any further~

Minorities being a thematic point within an Anime in itself is already rare and even more so from the perspective of someone that knows little about them. Shows like Wandering Son, Doukyuusei, Aoi Hana and others are incredibly important, but I believe that Demi-chan brings an equally important and often overlooked part of all of this to the table. Where discrimination and the likes are already gone, there’s still a certain disconnect between people of minorities and the ones not having much experience with them.

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