Three Things That ‘Shrill’ Gets Right About Living As A Fat Woman

Welcome to Fatness In Film, a new monthly column analysing examples of fat representation and body diversity on screen. Positive depictions of fat bodies are hard to find, but Shrill is a recent example of plus size storytelling done right.

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Thanks for the Laughs: A Love Letter to CollegeHumor

With the recent news of CollegeHumor layoffs, Flip Screen’s two resident CollegeHumor fans would like to take you down the rabbit hole with us, to tell you about our favorite shows and videos, while also convincing you that a subscription to the company’s Dropout streaming service is just as valuable as a Netflix or Hulu account.

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Long Live Carol and Therese: On Loving Vintage Lesbians

Though they have existed since at least the 1980s, over the past couple years there have been a number of films and television series released that fall within the category that I like to call ‘vintage lesbians’. By ‘vintage lesbians’ I simply mean films or series that include historical representations of queer women – ie. queer or lesbian period pieces.

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The Longevity of ‘Scooby-Doo’: 50 Year Retrospective

Ghosts and goblins and ghouls, like Zoinks! This sounds like a case for our favorite gang of mystery-solving teens: Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy, and their talking Great Dane Scooby-Doo. On September 13th 1969 the first episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, was released as a Saturday morning…

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Here’s the Punchline: A Queer Fan’s Hopes for the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

You know what would be Kevin Smith’s biggest power move yet? He’s made a lot in his life and career. Like, a lot. But the biggest wouldn’t be going from a no-budget, no-big-name, no-studio-support indie movie to a huge, multimillion dollar franchise studded with more stars than a smog-free night sky (but wow, what a…

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The Male Gaze and Us Poor Gays: Navigating Female Sexualisation in Film as a Queer Feminist

The Romeo and Juliet of cinema: my love for boobs versus my hate of the male gaze. For any other queer feminists out there, you may be well versed in this problem. We all know that the constant sexual depiction of women in media is a problem – it’s insulting, demeaning, and reduces the complexity…

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‘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 Guernsey castle that is more than a century old. Within the bailey – the central part of the castle – the grass is pockmarked with…

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There’s Something I Want You To Know: Coming Out On The Internet

Ingrid Nilsen’s words ricochet against the silence as she sobs to the camera, finally sharing a truth she feels the need to share to become her true, authentic self. Just fifteen minutes of entirely unmoderated footage (with the only exceptions being for when Nilsen cut out hysterical sobbing on her part), she spills everything. Or…

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‘Gia’: The Undone, The Divine, and Everything In Between

I’m powerless over a lot of things. Things like my love for women, the way I am represented, and the fact it doesn’t rain as often as I’d like. I’m powerless over the fact that I am an addict. And I’m powerless over the effect Gia just had on me. Powerlessness is the fundamental undercurrent…

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