I’ve Had It With Hollywood Elitism

Okay, crucify me: I have no interest in seeing Lady Bird anytime soon. Same goes for The Post and del Toro’s latest where the lady hooks up with a fish. Awards season has officially arrived, its legion of critically-acclaimed films bombarding theaters. As a lover of film, this time of year of has always been exciting for me because…

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MY JAWBREAKERS WOMEN OF THE YEAR

What. A. Year. The voices of 2017 were anything but quiet. I consider this a year of so much passion, courage and expression for women. As 2017 comes to a close, and we reflect upon peaks and pits, I wanted to celebrate women that really did it this year. Here are the females in media that made…

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The Politics of White Guys With Guitars

Hi, nice to meet you. I recently got engaged. Oh, that’s nice. Did I mention I’m engaged? Somehow that statement is equally exciting and nerve-wracking every time I say it. About two weeks ago, my boyfriend of over five years proposed at a downtown park in my city. I haven’t stopped smiling since. Between looking down…

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Is DC late to the Party? | Justice League Review

The following article contains Justice League spoilers. Over a relaxing, cozy weekend with my fiancé, I saw Wonder Woman and Friends. Sorry– I mean Justice League. The DCEU has undergone some serious rebranding in the last five years. Warner Brothers has done their very best– or tried, at least– to keep up with the staggering success of Marvel films.…

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Corey Haim’s Rapist Finally Identified

It’s a rainy day in Southwest Virginia. I woke up with the aching residuals of a chest cold and a gruff mood that carried into lunchtime. The wet air outside hung like a warning, not a smile in sight. As I reclined for a moment to check news updates, I expected stories that matched the…

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Femininity Doesn’t Limit Your Intelligence

Yesterday I decided to snack on some cookies during break at my internship with a fellow intern. My mom sent me back to school with Pumpkin Spice Milanos from fall break, and I stashed them in my car for a snack emergency such as this. I casually offered my colleague a cookie and she shook…

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The Stranger Things Formula | Stranger Things 2 Review

The following article contains Stranger Things season two spoilers.  A six-pack of beer, sheer excitement and a large pepperoni pizza courtesy of Pizza Hut. That’s all I needed when I sat down Saturday afternoon to officially begin binge-watching the long-awaited season two of Stranger Things.  Over those nine-or-so hours, I laughed, I cried. I cheered, I gasped, I…

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Don’t Sleep on Netflix Original THE BABYSITTER

Not The Babysitters Club.  Not Adventures in Babysitting.  Not My Babysitter’s a Vampire. Not even Jonah Hill’s The Sitter. The Netflix original The Babysitter is brand new, campy, absurd and perfect. I must admit, when I heard Netflix was putting out a babysitting comedy, my gut reaction was they can do better. The babysitter trope has been stretched in so many directions…

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10 MORE Feminist Horror Flicks To Watch This October (+Diversity)

I was so excited to kick off the month with my article 13 Feminist Horror Flicks To Watch This October, certain I had planted a seed of femi-wisdom into the Halloween season. That excitement remained until a dear friend of mine politely inquired why my list was so white. To my own disbelief, I scrolled through my work to…

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The News About Harvey Weinstein Isn’t Shocking

I often think about Hollywood as America’s Chocolate Factory. The outside world sees its glittering, golden towers from afar and aches for a peek of what it’s like on the inside. We consume its chocolates– the feature films, the television shows, the rep carpets, the celebrities– like a swarm of Charlie Buckets, full of delight…

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