thewitchofdimensions asked: Please do a summary for Utena.
well summarizing the show is tall order i don’t feel i can type that much, instead I will summarize the movie
tw for rape and incest, it’s utena
so basically utena tenjou has entered ohtori academy and she is the baddest bitch around lookin’ super hot in a boy’s uniform. Wakaba comes up and is like “gurl you are hot lets be best friends” then is like “yo utena here have a tour of our weirdly shifting campus it’s like Hogwarts. Anyway here’s Juri Arisugawa resident fencing champion and lesbian hearthrob if you wanna date her join every other girl on campus and that miki i guess he’s cute”
Then Utena sees Touga and SHE KNOWS HIM!!! she’s like “dude!” and he’s like “whoo i’m mysterious here this rose just spit out a ring take it”
anyway, utena follows her heart to a rose garden really high in the air and there’s a hot girl there, it’s Anthy! Anthy sees her ring and is like “whoa you don’t wanna get involved in this mess” and Utena is like “WHAT TELL ME EVERYTHING U KNOW” and starts manhandling her Utena learn social skills.
Then Saionji comes and loves on Anthy and then promptly backhands her and Utena’s like “YOU HIT YOUR GIRLFRIEND I HIT YOU IN THE FACE” even though she just has a broom against his sword, during the fight Saionji rips her shirt and sees GASP CLEAVAGE! and Utena is like “never said i was a guy asshole” Anthy’s like “aw yeah gotta get me some of her” and just as Utena is about to be sworded Anthy tackles her out of the way and makes out with her some, and as a result a sword pops out of her chest. You know how it is. Utena also gets really magestic hair as a result but I’m told that’s often a side affect of lesbian makeouts.anyway utena now has lesbian superpowers and beats Saionji easily.
Now anthy is engaged to her those are the rules. She moves into Utena’s room and is like “hey gurl wanna have sex” and Utena’s like “well mayb- NO ACTUALLY SERIOUSLY WE JUST MET!!!”
uh after this the timeline gets fuzzy in my head so these events might not happen sequentially.
uhhh Anthy and Utena have art class where they have to draw each other naked and Utena’s like “what kind of art class is this” and anthy’s like “the good kind here i’ll be naked too” and Utena is embarrassed and aroused but then that stops because ANTHY HAS A GIANT HOLE IN HER STOMACH BUT NOT WITH BLOOD IT’S A SYMBOLIC HOLE! Turns out she was a princess and her brother was a prince and there was an angry mob but the PRINCE WAS SATAN ALL ALONG??? alternatively, her brother Akio was living the high life doing his best micheal jackson impression but at night he was actually drugging Anthy and raping her. When he found out she’d been awake for this, he stabbed her and then committed suicide. Anyway, this is an allegory for how fairytale princes really don’t exist and you should only trust in lesbianism and yourself, ladies.
okay meanwhile, Miki is busy being threatened with a knife by his sister while they are both naked in a tub together incest is dangerous kids and Touga is busy having sex with Shiori and remembering how his foster father would rape him among the butterflies when he was young. Shiori also turns into a butterfly because SYMBOLISM!!! of something. (Also apparently this rape backstory is canon for Touga in the show too! which explains so much wow i’m floored)
There’s also a quick interlude where we see Nanami (a character from the show the movie was based on) as a cow sorry about ur life Nanami.
Utena goes to see Touga but remembers that Touga is actually dead, he died trying to save a girl from drowning because that’s what happens when you don’t know what you’re getting into ALL THE PRINCES ARE DEAD THERE ARE NO TRUE PRINCES ONLY SELF RELIANCE AND LESBIANISM CAN SAVE YOU NOW so touga floats away in the water
and Utena is upset by this and screams at Anthy and manhandles her some more but eventually just breaks down sobbing. At which point Anthy decides it’s time for them to dance together and heal their souls. during the dance Utena finally accepts she is in lesbians with anthy.
Meanwhile Juri is still super into Shiori but she hits on Miki too possibly just because she enjoys messing with him. Miki’s twin sister is a car at this point. Anyway, Juri duels Utena for Shiori and Utena briefly becomes the prince and wins.
Anthy is like “u did it ur the best” and tries to give Utena the sword so she can rule the world but Utena shoves that sword right back in her boobs and is like “YOU ARE NOT A TOOL! I AM NOT A TOOL! WE ARE NOT TOOLS FOR THE PATRIARCHY! LETS DITCH THIS STUPID SYMBOLIC SCHOOL”
And naturally, Utena is then sucked into a car wash and turns into a car. see it’s a metaphor because she is the vehicle that allows anthy to escape her patriarchial prison she gives Anthy the means to leave but it is anthy who has to take the wheel take control of her life and escape-
but mostly, anthy decides to ride her girlfriend into a sunset.
this is complicated by shiori coming in and being like “i’m a car now too” and indeed she is, a very lacy car. But Anthy successfully outmanuevers her and Shiori blows up. Don’t be manipulative and abusive towards ladies in love with you kids, you’ll blow up. Anthy has a hard time making the final stretch but Saionji (???), Juri and Miki come to help out, oh and they are driving Wakaba, she is a car now too, go Wakaba!
anyway oh no Akio is here and he’s not letting them escape, he’s all “I WILL ALWAYS HAVE YOU” he tries to crush Anthy and Utena-car, but Anthy is not having this bullshit she’s all “YEAH I’M SORRY YOU CAN’T LEAVE YOUR LITTLE STUCK-IN-THE-PAST LIVING DEAD TRAPPED IN CHILDHOOD PATRIARCHY CAGE BUT UTENA AND I ARE BUSTING OUT TOGETHER” and Anthy starts screaming the “GRANT ME THE POWER TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE WORLD” but Utena joins in too and they literally bust through Akio and he explodes into a bunch of rose petals (Utena is no longer a car but she and Anthy are now naked) and Ohtori crumbles behind them.
Anyway, Utena and Anthy are streetluging naked down a world without roads (but it has roads, that’s just a metaphor too). They are in the outside world now in control of their own destinies it’s uncharted territory ooh
Utena’s all “that was rad how we met out prince charming and then killed him and decided we should hook up instead”
And Anthy’s like “yeah girl let’s make out”
and then they kiss and it is the greatest kiss in any movie ever and this is a great movie i will fight you.