another perfect catastrophe
Cherita is a character from the film Donnie Darko who, for me, is one of the heroes of the piece - and not just for demonstrating that earmuffs can be a valid lifestyle choice.
Throughout the film [particularly in the Director’s Cut], Cherita experiences such heart-breaking abuse that it almost felt wrong to include it as text in this image.
Cherita is the film’s innocent. She is abused not because she is mean or invented pop-up advertising, but because she looks and sounds different from the majority. Cherita is bullied. Each time it happens, Cherita becomes more and more distant from the group - she stands away from them at the bus stop, she wears earmuffs to block out their voices, and she eats her lunch alone. She represents real life for too many people.
I think Cherita is a hero for just leaving the house, but what really makes her special [and my favourite character in the piece] is her ability to get on stage and dance in front of those same people. I would have completely understood were Cherita unable to do either of these things but, as a character who represents the bullied, I think she deserves hero status.
Rael here. Saggitarius w. Pisces rising. ᏣᎳᎩ on my dad's side, British/Swedish/euromutt on my mum's. Singer/songwriter, player of guitar and bowed psaltery. Editrix of Alphabitch Afterbirth zine and VJ on channel 15 VCAM Burlington's "PostMortem Espresso" music show. I am a bearded bisexual BBW who has lived in a multitude of places and enjoys posting updates from all of them. I enjoy musick, majik, poetry, & gratuitous pics of kawaii things and little kittycats. (warning- Rael's tumblr is Not Safe for Work! contains nekkid ppls, tripedelic images, scary pics of cemeteries, skeletons and occasional gore. Oh, and SATAN! \m/ )