TelevIsm: Ableism, Appropriation, and United States of Tara
United States of Tara, a show about a woman with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), recently wrapped up its second season. I haven't yet seen it, but I thoroughly enjoyed the first season—I love Toni Collette and Diablo Cody, and there are not a ton of shows about women by women. There are even... Read more »
The Young and The Feckless: The Nearness of Youthful Nostalgia
The other night, I found myself sitting in a concert hall with a thousand other people having an absolutely A+ time at one of the few North American dates on the farewell tour for Euro pop icons a-ha. Yes, a-ha. No matter that I'm not old enough to have fully appreciated their short-lived American... Read more »
Diablo Cody Takes on the Wakefields
Those of you who lost your wetties over Kjerstin’s and my pan of Jennifer’s Body (one Twitter follower says she “doesn’t want to know [us] anymore.” Move on.org already, amirite?) can take heart in the fact that we are not... Read more »
Jennifer's Body was a bummer. I mean wettie-killer.
This movie should have been awesome! Like many feminist blog readers and pop-culture junkies, Kelsey and I have been following the hype on Jennifer’s Body , starring Megan Fox as a cheerleader-turned-flesh-eating-demon and Amanda Seyfried as her loyal but mousier (Hollywood mousier) BFF,... Read more »
Wakeman & Cody: Feminism, Film, and Foxes on The Frisky
Friend-o-Bitch and blogger Jessica Wakeman has an interview with Diablo Cody at The Frisky that might be of interest to... Read more »
Jennifer's Body: Is it Feminist? YOU MAKE THE CALL!
The trailer for the newest Diablo Cody film, Jennifer’s Body is out, and this thing is begging for a bit o’ feminist critique. Watch, and discuss (NSFW, workaholics): Hmmm... Read more »
Hey Apatow Boy's Club! Meet "The Fempire"
Following the release of "I Love You, Man" and the Vanity Fair cover story on "Comedy's New Legends" (read: Seth Rogen,... Read more »
Diablo Cody Takes on a Zombie Rom-Com, Makes More Room for Women in Horror?
So Variety has reported that Diablo Cody (Juno, The United States of Tara) is joining forces with Fox Searchlight to develop a film... Read more »
In Defense of Diablo Cody
Much as I had mixed feelings about the film Juno, I just don't understand the massive public hate-on for its screenwriter, Diablo Cody. Okay, she gave herself a stupid pen name. Juno had a couple of overly precious, cringeworthy lines of dialogue. Does that really warrant parodies like these?... Read more »