The ultimate penis exists, and it’s American
Amusingly dubbed “Lower Manhattan,” the Watchmen film’s apparent separate character known as Dr. Manhattan’s dong is large, pulsating blue, and on display for the world to see. The thing I don’t understand is that the world both knows what a penis looks like and seems to be quite easily distracted by the power of a radiated penis.
In fact, Dr. Manhattan’s penis has arguably been the biggest subject of discussion for the movie—which is sad, considering the themes of Watchmen are so much larger and more important than a blue man’s penis. Also, to quote Christian Bale, is it really that “fucking distracting”? I mean, there are really only a handful of scenes where you get a full-frontal view of Dr. Manhattan’s genitalia, and no one is forcing you to stare at it. It certainly wasn’t “flopping” around, like many people are saying. At least I didn’t think so.
More importantly, if you were offended by the superhero’s penis, let me ask you: Is that really the most offensive part of the movie? Isn’t it a little sad that so many people are complaining about Dr. Manhattan’s wang and not discussing whether Ozymandias had the right to kill millions just because he’s the “world’s smartest man”? Or what about Rorschach’s extremely conservative, non-compromising views and paranoia about homosexuality—was he the only sane one at the end, or was he wrong to attempt to inform the world? How about the way the Silhouette and her lesbian partner were killed: glassy-eyed and half-naked in their bed, frozen like porcelain beneath the words “lesbian whores”?
But hey, let me know what you think. Did Dr. Manhattan’s super-man parts disturb you more than the Comedian’s misogynistic, destructive actions? Or did you barely notice that blue glowy thing, anyway?
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