Just like the Terminator, Jesus promised, in the end, that he would be back. But unlike the Terminator, he hasn’t made good on his word. Not yet. Or has he? Maybe he’s back. Maybe he’s in isolation in a US prison, a repressed woman in Saudi Arabia or under house arrest in China. Or maybe he’s a persecuted homosexual in Russia.
Maybe Marilyn Monroe was Jesus? We took her, humiliated her, disgraced her and crucified her, to great applause. And then rewrote her history. We abused her and then turned her into a sex symbol. She suffered the same fate as Jesus—underdogs usually don’t stand a chance outside of stories and movies. Frodo would have never prevailed in reality. The ring would have swallowed him whole, like it did Marilyn and Jesus, and Sauron would have ruled Middle Earth, as he does most places.
I wanted to see one of those goofy body-swap movies where the boy and girl switch bodies, and at first they’re like “We’re going to perform shenanigans,” but as the movie goes on they become more and more depressed because it’s really hard dealing with social roles and hormones that aren’t familiar or comfortable to them. And in the end the valuable lesson they learn is “Wow, we should stop being such assholes to trans people.”