NETFLIX IS BACK IN MY LIFE. I finally have time to sit down with my true love, Netflix, and catch up on all the ridiculous things that have been added since I last had a chance to sit down and binge watch. Girls Just Want to Have Fun is on Netflix, everyone!
I’ve never been a bridesmaid before this past weekend. In fact, I realized pretty late in the process that my entire knowledge of most mainstream, traditional, Christian weddings (and most other things) is from movies.
Education, desire, and intelligence don’t matter. Violence does.
Last weekend’s New York Times Magazine featured a funny, insightful, self-deprecating piece by Carina Chocano, in which she discussed one of my favourite hopeless clichÃ©s – the Strong Female Character: “Strong female character” is one of those shorthand memes that has leached into the cultural groundwater and spawned all kinds of cinematic clichÃ©s: alpha professionals […]
“Why can’t you just be happy for me, and then go home and talk about me behind your back like a normal person?”
I’m really excited about Bridesmaids (2011). The upcoming comedy is the story of Annie (Kristen Wiig), a thirty-something woman, dissatisfied with her life. Her bakery has failed, she’s $40,000 in debt, and lives with a “weirdo” roommate. Suddenly, her best friend is engaged, and she’s faced with the responsibility of being her maid of honour.