Archives for June 2013
The Supersizers: Elizabethan
Oh, is it time for Sue and Giles to suit up in period garb and pretend to be married as they eat and/or get completely plastered? It is? Don’t mind if I do! Welcome back to Supersizers, a BBC show that aired in 1905ish, which I’m recapping because look at it. Today, the age of Elizabeth I: Giles is a posturing newmoney, Sue plays a damn fine lute, and they can’t wait to slap her in men’s clothes and eat chicken on the street until they almost throw up.… Read more »
It’s taken me three days to write this. Last week, I posted Dealing With It. There’s been a lot of response, both public and private. I don’t usually write personal essays; I was staggered. I’ve seen people express curiosity about its reception. With good reason; historically, women who speak up are in line for varying levels of vitriol, and this one achieved enough visibility outside my usual readership that people who know how the internet works were probably bracing a little for impact. I was. So far, the response has… Read more »
[Note: This essay speaks largely to my personal experience as a white cisgender woman. I don’t wish to speak for the experiences of others here; I invite your experiences in comments.] [Trigger warning for quotations encouraging sexual assault and racist quotations.] I’m in ninth grade. I’m new to my school. I’m nervous about where to sit in the cafeteria, about what I’m wearing; my new school is bigger than my old one by some multiplier I’m not even sure of. Numbers transpose in my head something awful. I’m maybe most… Read more »
The Fast and the Musketeer-ious
“Besides, we are men, and after all, it is our business to risk our lives.” —Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers I can’t believe I’ve seen the whole thing! No, honestly, I can’t believe I’ve seen all the Fast and the Furious movies. (I’ve also seen all the Underworld movies, but that’s an accident for another day.) I’d managed to catch this road-race-turned-heist-serial at home over the years, except Tokyo Drift, which I saw on a plane because it was the only film on the plane. (Never has a movie so… Read more »
"In the Flesh" and some story news!
News post! My first review for the AV Club went up yesterday! I tackled the BBC mini In the Flesh, which is now airing over here on BBC America. (Slight spoiler warning – the review is for the entire miniseries despite the Ep. 1 tag.) Nutshell: It’s a thoughtful approach to zombies, and excels in the awkward minutiae of trying to put a family back together; some aspects of the story aren’t as carefully, well, fleshed out (featuring Evil Clergyman and a love story between two teen boys that never… Read more »
The AV Club and some TV shows!
So, some of my TV and film writing will be appearing at The AV Club in the near future, which I think is pretty cool. In fact, some of my writing already has! I contributed some foreign-language TV shows for one of their recent Inventories. (You can read the whole list here; there are some very interesting picks here, including some stuff I hadn’t realized was initially made for TV, don’t tell anybody, let’s all just be cool about it.) I came up with three that have stuck with me,… Read more »

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