Topic: Movies

Riddle Me This, How Did Shallow Hal Not Win An Oscar For Fat Shaming!?

Riddle Me This, How Did Shallow Hal Not Win An Oscar For Fat Shaming!?

There’s a video making its way around the web today that’s hailing itself as a groundbreaking social experiment. Our friends over at The Gloss laid out the video’s inherent problems, so I won’t dive into it. In honor of that, I thought we could talk about Shallow Hal…and the fact it got made. Because really 2001?! The plot is “fat people are people too, and alllllll it takes is a little bit of magic to see that.” More »

How Is Overboard Considered A Rom-Com And Not A Psychological Kidnapping Thriller?

How Is Overboard Considered A Rom-Com And Not A Psychological Kidnapping Thriller?

Overboard is my favorite rom-com of all time. It’s also the most disturbing. While it took me several years to recognize this, I’m now unable to see it any other way. Sure I still enjoy watching it (every single time it’s on TV), but I’m now watching it like the psychological kidnapping thriller that it was meant to be. Have no idea what I’m talking about? Great, because I wrote approximately 10000 words to explain it in detail to you. More »

Where Are All The Asian People In TV And Movies?

Where Are All The Asian People In TV And Movies?

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I grew up in California, which means I grew up in the state with the highest Asian-American population in the entire country. Asian people have never been a rare or shocking sight in my everyday life, so why is it so surprising to see Asian people in Western movies and TV shows? I mean, if you were to use the media as your guide to life, you’d assume that there are only a handful of Asian people on the planet because you never see them on screen. But there are plenty of Asian actors and actresses trying to make their way into the industry…so where are they? More »