Not really sure what to make of this short vid, though I dig the imagery!
Apparently, producer Noam Gonick contends that Pride is becoming a “military parade that glorifies fascist imagery of cops, conformity and corporatization.” Gonick originally produced his film to address human rights issues. His subjects in the film were the football players from the UBC Thunderbirds.
Gonick asked the Thunderbirds to imitate waterboarding techniques on each other, with players’ faces covered in rainbow-colored underwear. They also performed hazing rituals.
“I didn’t even have to direct them,” the filmmaker says. “It took off on its own.”
Gonick and animator Dennis Tam edited the football player footage with graphic text ‘scorecards’ recalling military dictators like Adolf Hitler and Augusto Pinochet. He also gave his film a name: No Safe Words. In SM culture, a safe word is what a slave says to a master to force them to stop. “In human rights abuses,” says Gonick, “there are no safe words.”
LOL... Okay... Take a look and tell me if that is the message YOU received! :)