Ootastic: PCOS in pictures

June 26, 2014

30 Film Females: Aliens (1986)

Filed under: 30 Film Females — ootastic @ 12:45 pm

The tagline for Aliens reads “This time it’s war”, but I think it should end …”warm and fuzzy”. Yes, many soldiers die a horrible extraterrestrial death, but ultimately the film concerns a bereaved mother (Ripley) facing off a fecund matriarch (the Xenomorph Queen). Everyone can remember “Get away from her, you bitch”, but the more poignant moment occurs earlier in the film when Ellen Ripley, touchingly underplayed by Sigourney Weaver, discovers that her daughter is dead: “I promised her I’d be home for her birthday.”

I was vaguely disappointed at Easter not to receive this Splat Egg from Hotel Chocolat, as it reminds me of the Ovomorph/Facehugger from Aliens.  I promise to include some actual original artwork soon!

Honourable mentions for 1986: more body-horror with Geena Davis (again) as journalist/scientist’s muse in The Fly.  Also, Jennifer Connelly resisting David Bowie’s trousers in Labyrinth.



Splat Egg



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