Posts tagged "movies"
Frances Ha: A Portrait of Female Intimacy

Frances Ha: A Portrait of Female Intimacy

I was helping a friend analyze short stories for a research paper. One story involved two friends who, at one point in the story, sleep in the same bed. One of them jokes about how they are a lesbian couple. My friend, a man, used this to suggest there must be some romantic desire between...
Revisiting The Visit

Revisiting The Visit

Illustration by Jaye Elizabeth Johnson.   You don’t have to turn my grandma into a monster! Grandpa’s odd tendencies don’t make him a maniac! Sure, media such as movies, have tapped into society’s gerontophobia, or fear of the elderly, and ageism, but to add ableism into it, too? M. Night Shyamalan, there is another way!...
Women of Color in Horror

Women of Color in Horror

  “The only thing that separates women of color from everyone else is opportunity.” At the 2015 Emmys, Viola Davis spoke in front of millions what women of color have felt and lived for decades. It is undeniable that entertainment media, especially the esteemed TV shows and films recognized at fancy gold-star award shows, are...
Horror Can Be A Home

Horror Can Be A Home

  “It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination.” -Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone Fear is a universal emotion, and thanks to that, it is easy to call on...