Dancing to Phil Collins With Duct Tape: The Patrick Bateman/Andrew Cunanan Connection

As we enter further into the psychotic, drug-addled brain of Andrew Cunanan with each new episode of The Assassination of Gianni Versace, one can’t help but find some rather overt parallels between the man of many masks and the ultimate authority on masks (both metaphorical and skin care-related), Patrick Bateman. …

Donatella as Huckster: Designing a Leotard For Gaga That Forced Her to Wear Madonna’s Head

It’s the feud endlessly regurgitated by drag queens and anomalous straight women like myself ever since Madonna’s infamous 2012 “Look it up” comment with regard to calling Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” a reductive version of “Express Yourself.” In recent times, that documentary that really didn’t need to be made …

Keep Your “Supplies,” Or: What the Fuck is Justin Timberlake Doing?

With what will soon amount to five albums in sixteen years, former boy band staple Justin Timberlake has never bothered to get very political, relying instead on those classic motifs that made the likes of Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson so “dreamy”: talk of love. Whether new love, love gone …

File Under Why God Why?: Celine Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” Being Used in an Applebee’s Commercial

As though life was content to continue proving, “I will shit on everything you love,” Applebee’s use of the unspokenly sacrosanct power ballad that is “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” is a new level of desecration–even when compared to Alan Ruck reviving Cameron Frye for the sake of …

Whether Miami, Tokyo or London, Taylor Swift’s “End Game” Video Is An Attempt to Channel “Carefreeness”

As Taylor Swift continues to retool her “reputation” to her advantage by becoming more of a bad girl, it seems the video for “End Game” is attempting to channel the ultimate in such terms, user name-wise: @badgalriri. Re-teaming with director Joseph Kahn (who was responsible for the heavy in ripoff …

Simpler Times at the Golden Globes: Like When Elton John’s Boo Berated Madonna for Winning & Madonna Thanked Harvey Weinstein

It’s one of those non-secrets that we all agree not to acknowledge: that many a gay man holds a barely veiled contempt not just for women, but for powerful women, wanting in their own way to literally be them, but knowing they never can. Elton John is just one such …

NOW Meryl Feels Compelled to Speak on Sexual Harassment, And It’s Rather Kevin Spacey-esque in Its Deflection

In the face of continued pressure to actually express an opinion–largely thanks to Rose McGowan’s rampant and merciless shaming about actresses wearing black to the Golden Globes–Meryl Streep has at last decided to say something about misconduct in the industry that she’s long enjoyed the benefits of being a part …

Brenda in Adventures in Babysitting as Precursor to Barb in Stranger Things

Considering the thoroughness with which Stranger Things strives to appear as a show directly out of the 80s, it’s not remarkable that the inspiration for Barb in season one might very well stem from another quintessential “gawky, hyper-reactive” archetype from a classic of 80s cinema: Chris Columbus’ directorial debut,¬†Adventures in …