A talk I recently gave at TEDx in Maastricht, NL.
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Moses returning from Mt. Sinai, about to open a can of holy whoop-ass on those goddesses.
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The Bee Goddess from The Golden Calf (Return of the Goddess) is available on Teespring shirts until September 17. All proceeds support me and the Seder-Masochism project! (You can also make a tax-deductible donation and get your name in the credits.)
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Music: “Woman” by John Lennon (1980)
Everything else: Nina Paley
Another chapter in my feature film “Seder-Masochism.” Donate here: questioncopyright.org/sedermasochism
1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.
3 And all the
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Still working on it, but I like how it’s coming out. Based on Exodus 32. These are all things Hebrews should NOT be doing! But of course it’s the most beautiful chapter in the film.
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You know you’re doing something right when Amos Yee gives you a shout-out (02:34) in the midst of a passionate, funny, enlightening rant. Praise from Caesar is praise indeed.
Continue reading Amos Yee is one of the greatest living defiers of classification
I took some liberties in this design. “Why all the boobies?” you may ask. Once upon a time, boobies were an object of respect, not shame and ridicule. My goddesses have big, bare breasts to represent that mindset. Not that I think boobies should be worshipped; I’m not into biological fertility, and I’m not a “breast (wo)man”. Having breasts myself, I can say they’re kind of a pain in the ass (nor am I an “ass (wo)man”). But there’s so much shame around female breasts these days, I make ’em big and plentiful on deities to remind myself, and hopefully you, that the shame, discomfort, and anger they provoke is about patriarchy, not women’s
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The walk cycle is 36 frames, but this gif is 72, to allow her to walk across.
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Timed for the Golden Calf scene.
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Timed for the Golden Calf scene. The song I’m using has beats approximately every 18 frames (at 24 frames per second).
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I had to re-time my Wadjet – she used to be 48 frames long, now she’s a svelte 36. Here’s an earlier version. She will appear in Exodus 32 along with all the other goddesses, accompanying the Golden Calf, who is Hathor.
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Astarte and her equine friends, based on plaques like this:
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Based on this famous 13th Century BCE plaque found in Israel:
Coll IAA,Photo (c) IMJ, By Yoram Lehmann
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Music: “Reach Out I’ll Be There” by the Four Tops
Animation, design, direction, everything else: Nina Paley
Exodus 16: 1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
Exhausted Hebrews wander the desert, led by MOses, Aharon, and a Pillar of Fire
2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
Hebrews murmur against Moses
3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we
Continue reading Exodus 16-19: A Stiff-Necked People
Hebrews tossing ass-loads (literally carried out of Egypt on the backs of asses) of treasure into a crucible, to cast into the Golden Calf.
Continue reading The Golden Calf: Melting