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Friday Night Lights Movies Taylor Kitsch

Taylor Kitsch Dubbed ‘Wolverine’s Secret Weapon’ by Entertainment Weekly!


One of Blindie’s Ga Ga Guys Taylor Kitsch is making the promotion rounds for his No. 1 blockbuster X-Men Origins: Wolverine–and his latest pitch is to Entertainment Weekly.

While Kitsch’s day job is playing the broodingly sexy Tim Riggins on NBC’s fantastic drama Friday Night Lights, he said, “Not seeing Riggins in Gambit was incredibly important to me.”

The TV hunk may be getting major buzz for his big screen jump, but he says he’ll “never say no to” FNL because of all it’s done for him.

Up next for the talented hunk? Playing suicidal Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Carter in The Bang-Bang Club, which he’s shooting in South Africa and dropped 30 lbs. for.

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Ga Ga: X-Men’s Afghani Mutant “Sooraya “Dust” Qadir

First introduced into the Marvel Comics X-Men series in issue #133, Sooraya Qadir is a mutant superhero that puts a powerful face to the often misunderstood Muslim women.

Appropriately nicknamed “Dust” for her mutant abilities to turn into sand and conjure up dust storms, Qadir is a Sunni Muslim woman from Afghanistan who was sold into slavery and separated from her family. She was rescued by Wolverine and taken to Xavier’s Institute where she learned to control her powers and became a member of the Hellions squad. Dust now appears regularly as one of the “New Mutants” or X-Men in training.

When Qadir is reunited with her mother she explains her choice to wear an abaya and head covering (the head to toe, cloak-like garb often referred to as a burqa) as a personal choice: “I never wore it because of the Taliban, Mother. I like the modesty and protection it affords me from the eyes of men.”

Created by artist Ethan Van Sciver and writer Grant Morrison, Dust is a modern day superwoman that defies the usual uber-proportioned, sexually charged images that depict women in the overtly heterosexual male comic book world.

Is there a hint of fetishism, objectification and victimization of the “exotic” eastern woman? Yes. But that is for another post.

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