Rachel Green Was the Progenitor of Normcore

While normcore may be attributed to many jeans/flannel/muted color-wearing 90s icons, Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) of Friends was not only a visual manifestation of normcore, but a strong representation of the personality associated with the “blah” nature of a normcore aesthetic. Though Rachel was considered the “fashionable” one of the …

That Time Cindy Crawford Made an Emblem of Middle America Sexy

Perhaps only one woman could have made Pepsi chic (as Madonna merely made it incendiary)–and that woman was one, Cindy Crawford. In 1992, just three years after the “Like A Prayer” controversy that made Pepsi a non-favorite with Middle Americans, it seemed that the soda company would never be able …

The Most Nuanced Moments of The Carrie Diaries

With series writers that include former Sex and the City veteran Amy Harris and Candace Bushnell herself, it’s no surprise that The Carrie Diaries is as well-thought out and nuanced as the original show about “sexual anthropologist” Carrie Bradshaw. With season one beginning in 1984, the show is rife with precise allusions. Some episodes …

All The Times Christina Ricci Tried to Play “Normal (or Semi-Normal)” Girls and Failed

Christina Ricci is categorically known for her offbeat film roles and, for this reason, it almost doesn’t make sense when she chooses to play someone who is “normal” or non-camp. Her forays into the status quo have never typically been carried off that successfully. Appearances in shows such as Ally …