Male Fantasy

‘Entourage’: Masculinity and Male Privilege in Hollywood

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Turtle reminds Vince that “the movie is called ‘Aquaman,’ not ‘Aquagirl.'” This line is indicative of the “boys club” that continues to thrive in Hollywood. An actress’s livelihood in the industry is dependent on her co-star.

Horror Week 2012: “We work with what we have," The Subversion of Gender Roles in ‘The Cabin in the Woods’

This is a guest post from Amanda Rodriguez Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s Cabin in the Woods is a fantastic movie, laying the horror genre bare, critiquing its conventions, and creating a space for a larger cultural conversation. Gender roles (both in and out of horror movies) are a major component of this conversation in […]

Futurama’s Fanservice

By Myrna Waldron Spoiler warning: Full summary of episodes from the currently airing Season 7. Trigger warning: Very brief reference to rape. From “Into The Wild Green Yonder,” Amy & Leela talking. Is it possible to still love something when you’re completely annoyed by it? This is how I feel about Futurama right now. I’ve […]

Guest Writer Wednesday: Bee Movie

Bee Movie (2007) This is a guest post from Nicola Mason. While shopping one day recently, I happened upon and purchased Bee Movie, the 2007 animated film featuring characters voiced by Jerry Seinfeld and Renee Zellweger. I had taken up beekeeping a few months before—had a hive of some 10,000 bees in my backyard—and I’d […]