So I wrote a review of Widows. I’m a woman. I was reading a review by another woman, Carmen Phillips, at Autostraddle. I suddenly had a burning desire to see just how many Widows reviews by women I could find. Continue reading “There are so few women-written reviews of “Widows,” it’s ridiculous!”
My premise about pop culture for this blog is that it matters. What we see becomes what we think and what we know as a society. In that light, I wanted to share a few general items that I found interesting in the last week. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Pop Culture Three-Pack”
When I learned about the #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party throughout September 2018, I went to my local library branch and talked to them. They have a lot of DVDs to borrow. They didn’t have them in the database with a category for the gender of the director. But they were interested in celebrating women directors. Continue reading “Thrilled by my local library in #DirectedbyWomen month”
Time to empty the head of TV trivia with a brain dump. This edition contains gems about Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the upcoming Emmy awards. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the Emmys”
I’m off for a while to be with the family. If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, too, I hope you have a wonderful holiday.
I love you, Sally Wainwright. I know it’s a one-sided relationship. I’m the fan. You’re the creative genius behind great television. I know you have other fans. It isn’t an exclusive arrangement I have with you. But, still – I love you. Continue reading “I Love You, Sally Wainwright”
The Hollywood Reporter revealed two big news flashes about Ryan Murphy’s latest project Pose, which will air on FX, if it goes to series. I hope many, many people will watch for the pilot season on FX and punch in some high view numbers for Pose. Let’s make it happen! Continue reading “The News about ‘Pose’ from Ryan Murphy”
I’ve always used purple on my blog in honor of Eric Meyers’ daughter Rebecca, who died at age 6. Nobody knew that but me, but I’m aware of it each time I open my blog.
But today, the color purple represents Spirit Day, a day GLAAD created to show support for LGBTQ youth. On this day, I want to share my love and respect for LGBTQ youth. Nobody deserves to be bullied.
— GLAAD (@glaad) October 19, 2017
A new report from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative underscores just how lacking U.S. television is in faces over the age of 60. Titled “Seniors on the Small Screen,” the study was “comprised of two samples of popular television series airing between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017. Popularity was determined based on Nielsen Average Audience Rating Percentage. The first sample includes the 50 most popular television series among viewers age 18-49. The second sample includes the 50 most popular television series among viewers age 65 and older.” Continue reading “New Research: Seniors on the Small Screen”