Topic: Movies

The Gurl Guide To Amazing Movies That Aren’t About Straight Thin White People

The Gurl Guide To Amazing Movies That Arenât About Straight Thin White People

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There are few things more depressing than trying to think of movies about young women who aren’t white. It’s also depressing trying to think of movies about young women who aren’t straight. Oh, and when you try to think of movies starring women who are plus-sized? Ha! Good luck with coming up with more than a handful, if that much. More »

New Ghostbusters Won’t Ruin Anyone’s Childhood, But Not Having Female Role Models Might

New Ghostbusters Wonât Ruin Anyoneâs Childhood, But Not Having Female Role Models Might

If you don’t have a giant baby-man in your circle of friends, you might not be aware of the latest threat to American childhood: the announcement of a new Ghostbusters movie that’s being made with an all-female cast. Yes, by the mere report of its existence, this single reboot is going to retroactively erase everything good and lovable about the original film from history. What a travesty! More »

The 9 Best Suggestions From #LifetimeBiopics Are Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud

The 9 Best Suggestions From #LifetimeBiopics Are Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud

In case you aren’t hip to the latest news surrounding Lifetime, Television for Women, allow Twitter users everywhere to get you caught up. As everyone knows, Lifetime movies are notoriously awful (usually). While I haven’t really settled down for a bad made-for-TV movie since Tori Spelling and Meredith Baxter decided they were too good for them, I was well aware of the controversy surrounding the Aaliyah biopic. Which aired last night. To horrendous, cringe-inducing reviews (because duh). More »

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 »