Posts Tagged pop culture

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New TV show Supergirl surpasses meager expectations

Given my penchant to say something about comic book movies, it was only a matter of time before I wrote about the new CBS comedy, Supergirl. As an important first note, I hate when I can’t watch shows on Hulu — get with the times CBS!

Given my penchant to say something about comic book movies, it was only a matter of time before I wrote about the new CBS comedy, Supergirl. As an important first note, I hate when I can’t ...

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On the importance of media representation and living critically

I fell in love with TV at age 14, when I first started watching Grey’s Anatomy. Grey’s is complicated, and that’s what I love about it. It’s a show where the cast is racially diverse, and race matters.

I fell in love with TV at age 14, when I first started watching Grey’s Anatomy. Grey’s is complicated, and that’s what I love about it. It’s a show where the cast is racially diverse, and race ...

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Stonewall tanked at the box office, and that’s awesome

Stonewall brought in a miniscule $112,441 from 127 theaters. That’s an average of $871 per location. Seriously, that’s about as close to “no one watched this” as I’ve ever seen. Gigli, often regarded as one of the worst films ever, made double that with $1694 per theater. GIGLI! Normally, I would be a little bit sad about an LGBTQ themed movie doing so poorly, but I can’t even be upset about this.

Stonewall brought in a miniscule $112,441 from 127 theaters. That’s an average of $871 per location. Seriously, that’s about as close to “no one watched this” as I’ve ever seen. Gigli, often regarded as one ...

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Romantic love is a patriarchal conspiracy, according to new Melissa McCarthy film

Like many women between the ages of three and two hundred, my hobbies include breathing, using magnifying mirrors to gain a more intimate perspective on my pores, and falling in desperate, horny love with people who do not want me. I do the latter with particular zeal. 

Like many women between the ages of three and two hundred, my hobbies include breathing, using magnifying mirrors to gain a more intimate perspective on my pores, and falling in desperate, horny love with people who do ...

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On Pitch Perfect, Mean Girls, and the limits of satire

The first time I watched Pitch Perfect, I was surrounded by twelve 14-year-old girls who comprised the 9th grade girls’ basketball team I coached. I had never heard of the movie, but I loved music and acapella, so I was on board.

The first time I watched Pitch Perfect, I was surrounded by twelve 14-year-old girls who comprised the 9th grade girls’ basketball team I coached. I had never heard of the movie, but I loved music and acapella, so I ...

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