Conflicted Thought Process:
Road Rules is long dead. Real World is also dead, I think it morphed into Real World Ex-Plosion which morphed into Ex on the Beach I believe. So they had to get fresh blood from somewhere, especially since the incredibly physical nature of the game (mental taking a back seat way way way up in the nose bleeds) weeds…
I love a body swap comedy. They’re all ridiculous and fun (I even liked The Hot Chick), and I love brain candy.
Something that infuriates me is fragile masculinity. You know what I’m talking about. Its men being unwilling to go to movies about women, with women leads because women are expected to enjoy movies lead by anyone regardless of gender/gender presentation but men actively avoid ‘chick flicks’. I’m not just talking…
And this why I am a cynic. I truly believe all the women in the room who said they will promote/hire/staff their projects with women. They genuinely want to. And Reese Witherspoon and Regina King (and many other women-owned production companies) are making real strides in making this happen.
The trick they use is they take a handful of women and make them the biggest, most out there stars - Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Oprah, Emma Watson - and say ‘Look, here are all these woman stars!’ and expect us to be okay with that 95% of Hollywood is still men.
Isn’t there a criteria like “must be a major character in a DC or Marvel franchise” to be part of the Chrises (tm)? Is his role in Birds of Prey enough for that?
It is completely ridiculous to rank Chris Pine ahead of Chris Hemsworth. However, he is a worthy second for sure.
I’ve loved Chris Messina since he was on Six Feet Under, but I wonder if he’s on the same level fame-wise as the other Chrises. He has never starred in a superhero movie. Can just any old Chris be on this list? Counterpoint: Chris Pratt sucks, so I’m not gonna argue with Messina taking his spot.
Yes! I’ve been saying this for months.
One of my fondest childhood Christmas memories was when I woke up and found that I had gotten the coveted TalkBoy Tape Recorder. My dad’s girlfriend at the time had a tradition with her kids of leaving one unopened present from Santa. Upon seeing it, my brother thought it was his and got super excited, and she was…
This might be my favorite review of anything ever.
Clover! I was reading the November issue of Elle today, specifically the profile on Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Angela Bassett, and got so excited when I saw the author! I was like, “I know her!!” Congrats on the gig and great article.
I’m engaged. Is it bad that I want this veil so it can swallow my enemies like a big beautiful spider web?
I know the phrase is “Go big, or go home” but good lord...
This is a great interview! I’m so glad you’re putting a spotlight on her. She’s great on Crazy-Ex-Girlfriend and I definitely plan to follow her career.
LOVE the character of Heather Davis: no cliches, no patronizing. Vella really brought an intriguing dimensionality, right from the beginning.
I’m glad you asked her about Mermista, because Mermista is the fucking best.
Hey now. This is literally professional trolling, and you know it.