Lisa Borders, the former president of the WNBA has been named Chief Executive Officer and President of the Time’s Up movement in a press release by the new organization.
**Trigger Warning** This is a review of a rape-revenge film and does talk about rape and sweet, sweet revenge.
Whether it’s simply a matter of good timing or the foresight of a visionary, the rape-revenge thriller is making a comeback. On the heels of the #Metoo Movement French director Coralie Fargeat is taking advantage of the climate with the release of her debut film “Revenge.” It’s a post-modern rape-revenge thriller that feels like it was directed by Patrick Bateman and written in a collaborative effort of every woman ever wronged by a man, ever. And it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time.
Jen (Matilda Lutz) and Richard (Kevin Janssens) emerge from a helicopter in the middle of a desert like a Tom Ford ad from hell. Jen is all vapid nothingness in the way that makes IG stars out of women just like her. She’s the combined efforts of trashy blonde extensions, an out of this world ass and the ticking clock of her youth. Jen’s accompanied by her French sugar daddy Richard who lets her blow him and then has the audacity to take a call from his wife. But…he’s rich and he’s got the abs of a deranged sociopath, so she obviously forgives him for this transgression and the two canoodle the night away.
Comedy Central’s feminist comedy juggernaut “Broad City” will come to an end when it airs it’s fifth and final season in early 2019. The comedy duo behind the show, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer won’t be leaving fans high and dry. The two signed a first-look television deal with Comedy Central parent company Viacom that already has three projects in the works with Comedy Central.
Iconic underwear brand Victoria’s Secret debuted their runway show in 1993, over 23 years ago and a lot has changed since then. Including, leading campaigns that are more inclusive in the world of fashion. However, VS has famously struggled with casting models who are women of color and more recently, trans. Trans model and activist, Leyna Bloom wants to change this by becoming the brand’s first trans WOC to ever walk the iconic Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway.
Hollywood does this fun trick where it picks and chooses from popular forward thinking topics so that it looks like it isn’t run exclusively by white men and (some) women. Which is why this years 90th Annual Academy Awards ceremony was so interesting. It was an awards show poised as both an apology for not only an industry that exhibits exclusionary behavior buy predatory too.
To offset everything the #MeToo movement brought up this years Oscars tried to prove Hollywood is finally woke, dammit. And to set this message home, many of Hollywood’s biggest names came forth with a variety of messages. One of the biggest messages sent was by Frances McDormand at the end of her acceptance speech for best actress in “3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” with a mic drop that not everyone understood:
“We all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. Invite us into your office in a couple of days, or you can come to ours, whichever suits you best, and we’ll tell you all about them. have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: Inclusion rider.”
I have to admit. I don’t really think much of the man behind Playboy. As far back as I can remember Hugh Hefner’s been off my radar. He was never young enough to be relevant to me personally nor was he accessible enough for me to take his game and turn it on him.
What I’m saying is during my party prime–Hugh M. Hefner–the brains behind the Playboy publishing empire and the man who single handedly takes credit for the sexual revolution WASN’T FUCKABLE SO HE WAS IRRELEVANT.
This is something white men can get away with. Especially semi-attractive, successful ones. Which is probably why Hugh was linked to buxom beautiful babes until the day he died. Image is everything. But I think you have to consider that even when “Girls Next Door” was at it’s peak–Hugh was a fucking fossil.
My favorite female protagonist is Ripley from the Alien franchise. She’s a woman who’s tough, but kind. She never wavers in the face of danger, and always admits she’s scared which is what helps her find the strength to do what needs to be done. Characters like Ripley speak to my soul and I have been searching for them my entire life.
Fortunately for me (and hopfully you too), the Wonder Woman trailer dropped Sunday evening at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, reminding me I am, perhaps, only slightly out of touch since I opted out of watching the show (oops). I did however watch the trailer the second it was online. Guys, it does not disappoint.