Oscar Voters are Completely Out of Touch with Reality and It Shows

Let’s get down to it. The Oscar noms are always a bit of a mess. In 2016, in response to the #OscarsSoWhite movement started by April Reign, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced its intention to revamp its voting body to better reflect public identity and opinion. It planned to invite 683…

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American Gods Fires…Mr. Nancy? MrNancy!?

On December 14th, former American Gods actor Orlando Jones announced that on September 10th, he had been let go from the popular adaptation of Neil Geiman's book series. Despite his character Mr. Nancy aka Kwaku Anansi being popular among both readers and fans of the show, he would not be back for the show's third…

10 Fictional Women of Colour in STEM

Happy STEM Day! Here's a STEM fact: this article in Medium points out that women of colour are virtually invisible in STEM fields. According to Kassandra Burd, "we need to see more WOC STEM individuals in the spotlight" to spur on other girls and women of colour interested in pursuing careers and interests in these…

Twilight IS That Bad. But So What?

It's a popular trend on social media to dig up cult classics and reinvestigate them through a more modern lens. Jennifer's Body, while widely considered a commercial flop upon its 2009 release, is now being hailed across Twitter as a feminist beacon ahead of its time. Legally Blonde (2001) is no longer just a cheesy…

School of Rock: An Underrated Attempt at Inclusivity

Sixteen years ago, a movie about Jack Black teaching sheltered, overprotected prep school children how to rock 'n' roll premiered in theaters. School of Rock went on to become the highest-grossing music-themed comedy of all time—until 2015 when it was overtaken by Pitch Perfect 2. It also spawned a TV series, a Broadway musical, and…

Do Only White Tears Save The Earth?

‪Recently, awareness of climate change has been on the rise (as have global temperatures) and that is due, in large part, to the influence of a 16-year old girl from Sweden by the name of Greta Thunberg. Young, but passionate, Thunberg has been actively seeking to affect climate change for several years, first becoming interested…

So Here’s What We Learned From Glee: A 10-Year Retrospective

“Being part of something special makes you special, right?” When 14-year-old me first heard Rachel Berry say that on Glee’s pilot episode, I sat up and listened. “Right,” I said back to my TV screen, because I, too, wanted to belong to a community of like-minded people who would support me as I discover myself.…

The Case for A Cyborg Movie

An analysis of the importance of Cyborg’s story to both the Black Community and people with disabilities and why he should be next in line for a movie. 2019 has been an excellent year for the comic book community especially in the area of intersectionality with DC shows like Doom Patrol and Young Justice killing…

Why Do Filmbros Ride So Hard for Tarantino?

There's a particular subset of film enthusiasts known as filmbros. Filmbros tend to hold themselves in unmeritedly high esteem despite seeming to have watched only The Dark Knight and Logan, often touting their own perspective of film critique as superior regardless of literally anything and anyone else. They're overly invested in comic book movies, and…

Euphoria: White Male Rage and Mental Illness

Trigger Warning: This piece discusses physical and sex abuse/assault, blackmail, and use of the F slur.Yesterday was the finale of HBO showstopper, Euphoria. For weeks, every Sunday, the Internet watched with bated breath to see the plethora of penises, to hear Rue’s internal monologue and to witness the glittery eye looks Jules served.   The…