Hollywood is about rewriting the story of Hollywood by going back 80 years and re-imagining everything. Set in the 1940s, the series creates a new history for Hollywood that includes people of color, out gay men, and women bosses.
Review: The Politician, season 1
The Politician, the latest production from Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, is equal parts brilliant and scattered. It’s pretentiously adult but set in a high school. Thematically it jumps around from one idea to another and never quite lands. Ryan Murphy regulars abound. Yet overall, it’s wonderful.
Review S2: 30° i februari (30 Degrees in February)
30° i februari or 30 Degrees in February is a Swedish production. This is a review of Season 2 only. Season 2 of 30 Degrees in February aired in 2016, 4 years after the release of the first series. Beware the spoilers.
Transparent Season 2 Episode 1: Let the Pfeffermans Begin
Transparent gave Amazon Prime members an early preview with the release of season 2, episode 1 yesterday. The remainer of the season will be available on December 11. I don’t plan to review or recap each episode individually, but I couldn’t resist commenting on the early release episode 1. I’ll write about the season as […]
Brilliant Interview with Transparent’s Jill Soloway
Watch this brilliant and wide-ranging discussion between Transparent creator Jill Soloway and HuffPostLive host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. There is much in the questions and answers that is culturally important. Listening can help even the most slow to change individuals understand what the T in LGBT is about. The conversation, of course, takes in season 2 of […]
Why Representation on TV Matters
Laverne Cox and CeCe McDonald were the guests on Democracy Now on Feb. 19, 2014. This is how Amy Goodman introduced the program and the two women. As background for this post, I’m going to quote the entire introduction. After serving 19 months in prison, the African-American transgender activist CeCe McDonald is free. She was […]