Movie Review: “Black Swan” Has Mad Chicks, Made Me Feel Crazy

After a more-than-slightly-skewed trailer and over a year of Internet buzz, Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, Black Swan, garnered what critics called “a certain lesbian allure” due to what may or may not be a girl-on-girl love scene between co-stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. And although this drove us to the theaters like moths to a flame (a lesbian, lesbian flame), moviegoers who actually witnessed Black Swan found that Aronofsky’s film is about much more. Exploring issues such as body image, pressure, and (yes) sexuality, Black Swan brings to light the societal pressures that create insanity and eventually causes audiences to wonder: is it insanity at all?

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Eat Pray Love Won’t Teach You How to Be Alone (or, “First Try to See Something, Anything Else”)

We all come across approximately infinite poorly written, ill-researched, patriarchal and offensive things on the internet each day; most of the time, we can let them slide with a shake of the head. Sometimes, though, you can’t. And that’s when you stop being polite and start getting real about youtube, (specifically Tanya Davis’s “How To Be Alone,”) Eat Pray Love, and dbags.


Riese’s Team Pick: Trek Nation

OMG YOU CAN NOW WATCH THE TRAILER FOR “TREK NATION,” THE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT GENE RODDENBERRY in which filmmaker Scott Colthrop follows Rod Roddenberry, the son of Star Fucking Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, as Scott “explores his father’s legacy.” Follow the movie’s trek towards getting funding at their website. Actually I “starred” this post in my […]