Friendship Similarities in The 400 Blows and Gossip Girl

François Truffaut’s seminal 1959 film, The 400 Blows, finds Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) at the mercy of patriarchal authority he can’t stand. His numerous similarities to Gossip Girl mainstay Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick) aren’t just in the fact that his existence goes utterly unappreciated by his father (who has actually …

Does Anyone Else Think Joan Rivers is Actually a Hero for Calling Lena Dunham Out on Being Too Fat Friendly?

In the modern age, it isn’t “polite” to call someone fat. We say “plus size” (as though that’s better). That’s why Lena Dunham’s nude crusade on Girls has been a bit of a hotbed issue for so many. It’s not the fact that she’s naked, it’s the fact that no …