Flipping The Script Upside Down: Women And Girls With Agency In Stranger Things Season Three

“Forget “strong female character.” Aim for: “Woman or girl with agency.” One who makes decisions, affects the story, pushes the plot.” – Chuck Wendig I came across this excellent quote … Continue reading Flipping The Script Upside Down: Women And Girls With Agency In Stranger Things Season Three

Summer Lovin’: Romantic and Sexual Liberation in Coming of Age Films

There’s plenty of teenage kicks in summer flicks, with the good ol’ wet hot summer having always been the backdrop for young love. Summer holidays are portrayed as a pivotal … Continue reading Summer Lovin’: Romantic and Sexual Liberation in Coming of Age Films

The Online World of Shipping, and How Gay Teens Are Curating Their Own Media

There are communities on Twitter for almost any interest or hobby, and ‘Stan Twitter’ is a part of the site’s foundation. For every person tweeting pictures of their cat, there’s … Continue reading The Online World of Shipping, and How Gay Teens Are Curating Their Own Media

Through David and Patrick, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Imagines a Kinder Reality for LGBTQ+ Individuals

When the term “comfort show” is brought up in conversations about TV, what do you think of first? For many people, it’s situational comedies that are easily binge-able – shows … Continue reading Through David and Patrick, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Imagines a Kinder Reality for LGBTQ+ Individuals

‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’: When Cinema Brings You Home

“So remind me again which of the family lived here?”  I am asking this of my father, as we walk the family pets around the remarkably well-preserved remains of a … Continue reading ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’: When Cinema Brings You Home