Pop Pedestal

Pop Pedestal: Dawn Wiener

Welcome back to Pop Pedestal, the series where we pay homage to our favorite characters in pop culture. This week I’d like to take it back to 1996 with Dawn Wiener, the 7th grade martyr from Todd Solondz’ Welcome to the Dollhouse.  Pedestal Profile: In Welcome to the Dollhouse we follow Dawn Wiener, an endearing loner, as she navigates the minefields of life in junior high. Nicknamed “Wienerdog” by her classmates, Dawn spends much of the movie being made fun of mercilessly by her classmates. Besides suffering the miseries of school, at home Dawn is also the black sheep, stuck between a nerdy, driven older brother and a beautiful, charming, ballerina for a little sister. Over the course of the film Dawn experiences an overwhelming crush on her older brother’s hunky...

Pop Pedestal: The Right Honourable Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham from Downton Abbey

Welcome back to Pop Pedestal, the series where we pay tribute to pop culture personalities we admire. Up today is the Right Honourable Violet, Dowager Countess of... Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Brad Williams and Jane Kerkovich-Williams from Happy Endings

Welcome back to Pop Pedestal, the series where we pay tribute to pop culture personalities we admire. Up today are Jane and Brad, married couple extraordinaire from ABC’s Happy Endings. True love means not... Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Toph Bei Fong

Welcome back to Pop Pedestal, the blog series about pop culture personalities we admire. Today’s tribute goes to Toph Bei Fong, earthbender extraordinaire from the Nickelodeon cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Donna Meagle of <em>Parks and Recreation</em>

The day is finally here! Parks and Recreation is back! In honor of tonight’s season premiere (seriously I can’t wait until 8:30), today’s Pop Pedestal is... Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Gloria Akalitus

Welcome back to Pop Pedestal, the series where we pay tribute to the pop culture figures we admire most. Up today: Gloria Akalitus of Nurse Jackie, All Saints’ hospital administrator, head bitch in charge, and master of the steely staredown. Big attitude coming from someone wearing... Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Ed "Shred" Fargo

I have a lasting affection for Fearless, a young adult series created by Francine Pascal. (Yes, that Francine Pascal.) For today’s addition to Pop Pedestal, a... Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Margaret "Log Lady" Lanterman

Welcome back to Pop Pedestal, the series where we pay tribute to our pop culture favorites. Up today is Margaret Lanterman—better known around Twin Peaks as the... Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Lindsay Weir

Though I’m sure many Bitch readers are already fans of Freaks and Geeks, I had to take this week to celebrate the main character in an amazing ensemble cast: Lindsay Weir (played by Linda Cardellini). Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Abed Nadir

Welcome to this week’s edition of Pop Pedestal, Bitch’s series of tributes to characters we love. Today, I’d like to recognize the Greendale student whose favorite film is “a tie between Ghostbusters,... Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Captain Turanga Leela

Welcome to another installment of Pop Pedestal, the series where we pay homage to our favorite characters from pop culture. Today, let us travel to the year 3000 to take a look at Leela of Futurama.   Read more »

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