The Week in Review: April 19th, 2015

The Bitter End: Bulletin Board

It’s been a busy week for me! I’ve been writing and trying to put the finishing touches on some spring cleaning projects. I also had the opportunity to meet up with Eva yesterday, which was lovely!

I join in Cass’s Queering Wilde month with “”My Wallpaper and I are Fighting’: Wilde and the Quip” over at Queerly Seen.

Renay and I continue our adventures in Xena: Warrior Princess with episode 106, “The Reckoning” at ladybusiness.

Links

Hillary Clinton is running for president! Pound the alarm!

Genevieve Valentine tackles the MTV Movie Awards.

Here’s a Hugos round-up for the last week:

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw talks about how Captain America 3 got taken over by Robert Downey Jr.’s contract disputes.

Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve are in talks to write the script for Captain Marvel! Yes, please.

Actress Amandla Steinberg made a shattering video about cultural appropriation for her history class.

Ronnie Ritchie at Everyday Feminism provides a comic explaining the difference between sexually empowered and sexually exploited.

Here’s the teaser for Suffragette, the upcoming film about first wave British feminism.

Tor.com recasts The Rocky Horror Picture Show twice: once traditionally and once in a far more bonkers (and thereby way more interesting) way. The Rock as Rocky, people! THE ROCK AS ROCKY.

At Strange Horizons, Eleanor Arnason provides a brief history of diverse sf. Quite a good corrective to some of the assumptions floating around at the moment.

Michelle MacLaren is out as Wonder Woman’s director; Patty Jenkins is in.

GIFit! is a Chrome extension that lets you make gifs from YouTube videos in your browser. Ultimate power.

It’s the new teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens! THAT WRECKED STAR DESTROYER! THAT DIVERSE LEAD TRIO! THAT IRON CLAD NOSTALGIA! I am frothing at the mouth and I think I know what the first fifteen minutes of the movie will be like.

Have all the Star Wars: The Force Awakens links you can handle:

Scarlett Johanssen talks about the possibility of a solo Black Widow movie—there, apparently, have been some conversations about it. SCREAM!

Anita Sarkeesian made TIME’s Top 100 Most Influential People list. Good for her!

Jennifer Walters, Esq. is a tumblr devoted to recapping all of She-Hulk’s adventures. It’s just started out and I’m already all over it.

Jam of the week: David Hasselhoff’s song for the crowdfunded ‘80s action throwback movie Kung Fury, “True Survivor.” This is what the inside of my brain looks like (except that my brain is 100% ladies).

Bilge Ebiri at Vulture argues that Kevin James’ movie comedies do not make use of either his comedic or physical prowess.

Acquisitions

Books
Purchased: None
Added: The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America by Charles Kaiser , Hellenism and Homosexuality in Victorian Oxford by Linda Dowling, Realism, Photography and Nineteenth-Century Fiction by Daniel A. Novak, The Politics and Poetics of Camp by Morris Meyer(via The Portrait of Dorian Gray: An Uncensored, Annotated Edition)

Films
Purchased: None
Added: Unfriended (via the Dissolve), Virtuosity (via the AV Club)

3 thoughts on “The Week in Review: April 19th, 2015

  1. I am SO into Lee Pace as Frank N. Furter. Nobody can ever match Tim Curry, but I think Lee Pace would be tremendous. Jack Harkness (I cannot think of his real name) doesn’t have that excellent fey quality that that part requires. Lee Pace does.

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