Do TV creators internalize the stereotypes portrayed on TV as “normal,” replicating it in their work environments and causing additional stereotyped portrayals? That’s a chicken-or-the-egg question of art imitating life imitating art.
Everyone’s favorite Gotham City Detective will be a regular on the hotly anticipated new show from Fox.
Why everyone should read Harry Potter, the science of beer, race and the wealth gap, Serena Williams, Mississippi, a cute snail picture, the Tindr lawsuit, and radical, represented, revolutionary and rebooted women in film.
Warner Bros. has announced that they are working on a Supergirl TV show written by out TV writer and producer Ali Adler. Although no actors are attached yet, I’ve got some ideas of who I’d like to see.
Have you seen the preview for Amazon Prime’s new trans woman-centered dramedy Transparent? We have, and we have very conflicted feelings about it.
Sofia Vergara was literally put on a pedestal, and Modern Family beat Orange Is The New Black.
With Autumn approaching and Summer coming to an end, many new comics are getting ready to start up. For this week’s Drawn to Comics, I’m going to highlight six titles that I’m excited to take a look at in the next few months.
Two trans women were shot in the Palmer Park Neighborhood of Detroit this week. The local Detroit media repeatedly misgendered them and erroneously implied that they may have been sex workers.
Is it really too much to ask for one little movie centered around a female superhero? Or eleven movies centered around them?
Despite a continued male dominance of the media industry, a number of talented women are working hard to make their mark in the arena of indie film.
Culture doesn’t need exploring so much as it needs exploding. We need to destroy things and reconstruct them in our own image, because the people who make our media aren’t going to do it for us. That’s why I want femslash to save the world, and I will not take no for an answer.
San Diego Comic-Con 2014 just happened! Here’s all the news that’s relevant to your life!
Don’t listen to the fandom on Tumblr and TVTropes: There’s nothing in this popular web series for discerning feminist or, really, any viewers.
The Soska sisters, a pair of female directors were announced to be helming a brand-new “Painkiller Jane” movie, based on the comic book about a bisexual superpowered cop with healing abilities.
Emily Rios, who plays lesbian reporter Adriana Mendez in FX series The Bridge, came out during an interview at TCA’s FX day.
LGBT characters may no longer be a big deal in mainstream films but good, nuanced portrayals that actually drive the plot most certainly are.
“It’s pretty common for a younger man to take up the mantle of an older male superhero, a younger woman to take up the mantle of a female hero, or even for a younger woman to sort of take up a male hero’s mantle but then feminize the name. What’s happening here is much less common. While Thor is the most high-profile example of this, it’s not the first. Here are some of my favorite examples of this happening before.”
“After a while though we stopped thinking we were just reading this film with a gay lens (like I can’t help but do with Kiki’s Delivery Service) and actually looked it up online — where all the facts come from — and there it was. Theo is a lesbian.”
Burger King wrapped a cheeseburger in a rainbow and somehow this did not make the world a better place.
Lena Waithe’s web series about a queer Black woman navigating her twenties is coming to a television near you!