Chica Dificil


Alyssa (ah-lee-sah)

Chicana muxerista from Califas, sassy queer femme fatty, librarian, survivor

Obsessed with painting my nails, winged eyeliner, My Mad Fat Diary, art, music, fierce queers, Bollywood, drag divas, period dramas, books, shoes, The Smiths and all things beautiful!

14000romances:

I know nobody is exactly thrilled about the news of an American version of MMFD. That said, I kindly ask that you please refrain from putting down the United States in the process. I’m American, and I will criticize my country as much as the next person (probably more), but I do not see why such comments are necessary in this situation.

amen to my soul sister Erin! 

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oneeyedragdoll:

chicadificil:

oneeyedragdoll:

I am totally into this! Even though it would never happen!

True. MTV’s stance on diversity is always quite odd. Like…look at Teen Wolf. How do they have the balls to cast a MOC in the lead role…then make both his parent’s white. Like…we have eyes MTV? We know what white people look like and Tyler Posey does not look white. And then it seems like everytime they introduce a POC character they get killed off pretty quickly.

Awkward seems to have a rule that they are allowed one POC regular cast member at a time, to fill their quota. But even then, all of their POC characters are just there for comic relief/to drop appropriately timed one-liners. The only character development happens with the white cast. 

So yeah, the likelihood of this ACTUALLY occuring is pretty fucking slim, but honestly, it’s the only way I’d even watch an American version. Otherwise, what’s the point?

I am going to give Bidwell the benefit of the doubt until I see otherwise! I was really angry this morning but the pilot is going to be rewritten and taped whether we like it or not so I am hoping for some diversity in the U.S. version of MMFD.

There has to be some POC in the pilot I mean even the US version of SKINS which was a hot mess had 3 POC in the main cast! It is totally the only way I would watch as well because as you said,”what’s the point” MTV might as well re-air the original and call it a day! A entire queer cast would be amazing but might be too much for MTV and it would probably be terribly unrealistic but I would totally be into it if it was well written and acted. Thanks for giving me some things to think about Lu! xo! 

an all queer cast could you imagine write it lu i would totally want Rae and Chloe to be more than bezzies 

Oh my god! Yes! And Charchie could finally come to fruition. This should happen. This needs to happen. 

really Lu…really! My Mad Fat Queer Diary…I am totally going to hold you to it! 

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sey77:

chicadificil:

androxin:

like 95% of the responses to a possible american remake of MMFD on here involve thinly veiled insults towards americans and it’s getting really fucking annoying.

"HOW CAN THEY MAKE AN AMERICAN MMFD WHEN AMERICANS DON’T EVEN LIKE OASIS THEY ONLY LIKE HIP HOP"

"HOW CAN THEY MAKE AMERICAN MMFD WHEN…

those damn Americans!! muhaha!

It’s the remake I object to, no matter the country… I just don’t understand why there needs to be a remake when the original is so brilliant!

I don’t understand the reason for a remake either..but it is happening regardless! So I think we should embrace it and support Bidwell and this amazing opportunity to share Rae’s story with a whole other audience!

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bflute06:

chicadificil:

androxin:

like 95% of the responses to a possible american remake of MMFD on here involve thinly veiled insults towards americans and it’s getting really fucking annoying.

"HOW CAN THEY MAKE AN AMERICAN MMFD WHEN AMERICANS DON’T EVEN LIKE OASIS THEY ONLY LIKE HIP HOP"

"HOW CAN THEY MAKE AMERICAN MMFD WHEN…

those damn Americans!! muhaha!

I think we need to worry about the fact that we don’t drink enough tea! :)

here..here Becca! off to make a cuppa!

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androxin:

like 95% of the responses to a possible american remake of MMFD on here involve thinly veiled insults towards americans and it’s getting really fucking annoying.

"HOW CAN THEY MAKE AN AMERICAN MMFD WHEN AMERICANS DON’T EVEN LIKE OASIS THEY ONLY LIKE HIP HOP"

"HOW CAN THEY MAKE AMERICAN MMFD WHEN…

those damn Americans!! muhaha!

thewhileloop:

I need someone to scream at me if I end up getting lazy later and skipping my workout for the day

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RUN JONI RUN! Does this motivate you my love?? Let’s motivate each other..I am determined to get on the treadmill today! 

American MMFD

alabasterdaisies:

  • Rae will be a ‘plus size’ size 8 (12 UK)
  • Finn will be unrealistically good looking
  • Chloe will be unrealistically good looking
  • lol is Chop even gonna be on the show? No idea how they will Americanize his character…
  • Archie is going to become a walking stereotype

I totally agree with Andrea! The pilot is going to be written and filmed whether the fandom likes it or not so I think we should support Bidwell and wait and see what he has in store for the U.S. version!

Also this statement,The whole Britpop premise will be abandoned because Britpop was irrelevant in America in the 90s. What the hell are they going to replace it with? 90s American hip-hop? Present day indie? How are they going to go to the pub when the characters are 16 and the drinking age is 21 (vs 18 in the UK)? HOW WILL TEA MAKE EVERYTHING ALRIGHT?????? is totally not true! Britpop was a big thing in the U.S.! I was a teenager in the 90’s and it was all I listened to in high school with some hip hop and r &b sprinkled in for good measure. I had to stay well rounded musically! I was also totally Team Blur! Blame Damon Albarn!

Also teenagers find a way to drink in America regardless of the laws. When I was in high school,”ditching parties” was the thing and you can guess what goes on at said parties. Also American’s drink tea or at least my friends and family do! So I think we have a lot more similarities that can be touched upon, and the main theme of the series will I hope remain the same as it is all about Rae, her mental state, self hate and her road to loving herself and these are all universal issues regardless of location, race, gender and language!

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oneeyedragdoll:

I am totally into this! Even though it would never happen!

True. MTV’s stance on diversity is always quite odd. Like…look at Teen Wolf. How do they have the balls to cast a MOC in the lead role…then make both his parent’s white. Like…we have eyes MTV? We know what white people look like and Tyler Posey does not look white. And then it seems like everytime they introduce a POC character they get killed off pretty quickly.

Awkward seems to have a rule that they are allowed one POC regular cast member at a time, to fill their quota. But even then, all of their POC characters are just there for comic relief/to drop appropriately timed one-liners. The only character development happens with the white cast. 

So yeah, the likelihood of this ACTUALLY occuring is pretty fucking slim, but honestly, it’s the only way I’d even watch an American version. Otherwise, what’s the point?

I am going to give Bidwell the benefit of the doubt until I see otherwise! I was really angry this morning but the pilot is going to be rewritten and taped whether we like it or not so I am hoping for some diversity in the U.S. version of MMFD.

There has to be some POC in the pilot I mean even the US version of SKINS which was a hot mess had 3 POC in the main cast! It is totally the only way I would watch as well because as you said,”what’s the point” MTV might as well re-air the original and call it a day! A entire queer cast would be amazing but might be too much for MTV and it would probably be terribly unrealistic but I would totally be into it if it was well written and acted. Thanks for giving me some things to think about Lu! xo! 

i-like-talking-to-rae:

stillmadstillfatbuthappy:

oliviagrope:

Racebent/American version of My Mad Fat Diary

Gabourey Sidibe as Rachel

Octavia Spencer as Rachels mom

Andre Braugher as Kester

Amandla Stenberg as Tix

Naya Rivera as Chloe

Sinqua Walls as Finn

Evan Ross as Archie

Ellen Wong as Izzy

Tyler Posey as Chop

The thing I like most about racebending is that certain themes and messages change when certain characters races are changed. I think in MMFD there is a narrative about self care, self esteem, self actualization, and self acceptance that you don’t see with black women in media.

We don’t tell black girls that it’s ok to be hurt sometimes. We don’t help heal the ones who hurt. We just tell them to get over it. 

MTV needs to make this happen. 

AYYYYEEE I could be so behind this. MMFD having an all white cast was one of the ways it fails as a show. So if MTV were to cast some POC for the main characters especially the female lead, now THAT would be really interesting. That has potential to be really awesome!

I am totally into this! Even though it would never happen!

(via oneeyedragdoll)

causeandyvette:

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mydailyslenderness:

Jean Eustache, La maman et la putain - 1973.

mydailyslenderness:

Jean Eustache, La maman et la putain - 1973.

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We will always have Bowie: A Rae and Finn Mixtape

chicadificil:

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Finn hands Rae her Bowie cds back to her on the swings. She throws them in her closet with her old stuffed animals and finds them when her mum cleans out her room to make way for Baby Bouchtat! She opens up the case to “Hunky Dory” and finds a note from Finn: “Rae, we will always have Bowie..

Listen to We will always have Bowie

Reblogging for the morning Emu crew!

A Matter of Trust (Part 9/??)

storey-time:

A/N: Hello, my loves. As you all have been patiently waiting for it, I am proud to present part 9. Like I said, this part was extremely emotional and challenging for me to write because the majority of it actually happened to me. Not exactly, there’s one huge difference, but it’s pretty fucking close. Feel to free to write to me if you have any questions about what actually happened. :) As always, thanks for being the amazing people that you are. Your kind words make my life so much better. Enjoy! :) xx

And shanshenanigan, thanks for always being my rock.

Rae’s sleep on Sunday night was the worst she’s ever had and that includes her first night in hospital. She’s not even sure how much she actually slept because every time she turned over to the clock on her night stand a new hour was displayed. Sunday, the day, wasn’t nearly as bad as she expected it to be, given everything that happened. Rae was sure Chloe had given Izzy a Sparknoted version of what happened on Saturday night because the two of them made it their mission to keep Rae’s mind clear of thoughts of Finn, Tix, and Liam. They went shopping, they went to see a movie, and they got manicures. It was a lot of fun, if Rae was being honest with herself, but it didn’t take her mind away from anything, even though she pretended for Chloe and Izzy’s sake.

Rae tried hard not to think too much into what Izzy had said about Finn coming home the night before, storming up to his room without saying a word to anyone, slamming the door and blaring The Smiths.

“The Smiths get me through the tough times.” Finn’s voice danced through her mind. “Or if I just need to think, I go to The Smiths.”

What do you need to think about, Finn?

It was exactly this reason that she couldn’t sleep the night before. She knew she’d be seeing Finn today and a thousand different scenarios flashed through her mind about how lunch was going to go. Countless times yesterday she’d picked up the phone to ring their house but every time she got to the tenth number, she’d hang up.

What am I goin’ to say to him that’s not goin’ to make me sound like a total twat?

She couldn’t be in bed anymore. Her first class wasn’t for another three hours but maybe she could find Finn on campus and have their conversation earlier than lunch because the more she thought about it and the longer she waited, the queasier she became.

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Kathleen! You did the impossible..you made my cold little heart break in two, I might have shed a couple of tears too! The ending..the ending sent me over the edge! Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity with the fandom! We are beyond blessed! xo!