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.


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. 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.


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)

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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