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Midsommar – What do film critics in Sweden think?

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  1. mrbig
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    The article gives me the impression that they're more amused than revolted. Which makes total sense: this is fiction. Besides, Sweden is a relatively wealthy European country. Inaccurate...

    The article gives me the impression that they're more amused than revolted. Which makes total sense: this is fiction.

    Besides, Sweden is a relatively wealthy European country. Inaccurate depictions pose a threat to unfavored groups that might suffer negative consequences from it, and the very notion of "cultural appropriation" only makes sense when applied to them. Because, when you're hegemonic, whatever is "appropriated" from your culture does not equate to subtraction.

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  2. Loire
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    To be frank I didn't know there was an image of Sweden. Tall, lanky blondes that avoid conflixt and eat a lot of herring? Do we have any Swedish tidlerinos?

    He said the questions included: "Is it common for old people to commit ritual suicide on midsummer?" "Are you still offering up the village's virgins to strangers to dilute the gene bank?" and "Are you still writing with magic runes?"

    "The image of Sweden is a fragile construction," Tidholm concluded.

    To be frank I didn't know there was an image of Sweden. Tall, lanky blondes that avoid conflixt and eat a lot of herring? Do we have any Swedish tidlerinos?

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