Better Off Dead: “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” & What It Says About Projecting Expectations Onto A Lover

Maybe there’s something to the necrophiliac’s fetish for the corpse. Of course, like all things perverse, this predilection tends to be most commonly found in men and their love of a girl they can really mold into their own. But no matter one’s gender, it’s rather understandable that there’s far …

Battle of the Sexes: A League of Their Own-esque for More Reasons Than Bill Pullman Being In It

“I never said women were better. I said we deserved the same respect as men.” Billie Jean King (Emma Stone, clearly vying for another Oscar nom) minces no words throughout the incredible narrative of Battle of the Sexes, fittingly directed by the male/female-husband/wife duo best known for Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks, Jonathan …

Reflecting on the “Scandalous” Ads For Gossip Girl on Its Ten-Year Anniversary

When Gossip Girl‘s first episode aired on September 19, 2007, the Bush-drenched United States could never have anticipated just how “scandalous” the ads promoting the show would be. Perfecting a marketing technique that Madonna had long ago established after her nude photos were published against her will in Playboy and …

Broad City Ribs Off Sliding Doors for Its 2011-centric Season Four Premiere

Who in New York isn’t constantly wondering what their life might be like if they hadn’t just missed the train–or, vice versa, missed the train to avoid that “sick passenger” that made their train ride a hellish nightmare? It’s such a plaguing philosophical question that it became the entire premise for Peter …