Thursday, 12 March 2009

Charlie's Angels - 1x04 'Angels In Chains'

Dear God, I’ve died and gone to exploitation -heaven and it’s full of homo-eroticism, and butch poses. Please let me stay.

the jolliest of Apes.


This week the Angels are thrown into prison, and yes you are allowed to moan, but don’t roll your eyes or you might miss all the sapphism. This really is an episode better watched than described, because so much of it is visual. Therefore, I’ve done my best to screen-cap for your viewing pleasure.

As the Angels are stripping down for their cavity-search and delousing (well they didn’t call it that, but I know one when I see it), not only are Sabrina and Kelly turned towards and watching each other throughout the stripping, it also looks very suspicious. The scene is strangely similar to exhibitionism and despite my stalker-tendencies I’d done the same thing as Jill and turned my head.

[Sabrina's raised eyebrows and the following smirk. Priceless visuals]

Not only do we get homoeroticism, but we get a look into the world of butch and femme. Sabrina’s got quite the attitude in this episode and pushes the buttons of one of the guards and gets smacked around a little. Immediately Kelly is at her side and refuses to let go of Sabrina’s leg. As Kelly then asks Sabrina if she’s okay she receives one of those deliciously gruff grunts of “I’m okay” (you know the kind Xena was an expert at). Kelly doesn’t reply but simply rolls her eyes at the gruff brunette and gives Jill one of those looks that obviously says “stoically stubborn butches --can’t live with them, can’t live without them”.

[Strike a pose and keep it butch]

[Holding on and not letting go]

[Strike a pose and keep it butch - take 2]

[How to do the femme/butch while looking beyond adorable]

One more scene to mention before I leave this haven behind. As the Angels are taken out into the country to get killed, the sleazy inbred deputy is talking nasty to Kelly about all the things he’d like to do to her before wasting her. The single-minded focus on Sabrina’s face as he threatens Kelly with rape speaks volumes in itself, she’s basically grinding her teeth. You can just imagine the discipline it takes for her to not lunge forward and try to rip his throat out. It’s sweet.


And I just have to mention it, completely unrelated, but they killed the Sheriff with potatoes! Potatoes caused a giant explosion! There are not enough exclamation points in the world for this show!

Coming Up:
The original hurt/comfort?


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  3. Dear Jolly Ape, please, please, please come back and write more-I miss your posts so much!!!! I live for Kelly/Sabrina (mostly Sabrina ;)) and just subtext in general, and your blog has given me so much joy! Please come back to it!