The Trans Woman Behind The Shining

When you think of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, music may not be the very first element to pop into your head. But like many horror films, the soundtrack is a crucial component of creating the atmosphere of dread throughout the movie. It probably isn’t shocking to know Kubrick was difficult to work with, and this extended … Continue reading The Trans Woman Behind The Shining

Why You Should Watch: What Keeps You Alive

In honor of what would have been the Chicago Pride Parade this weekend, I wanted to highlight a under the radar queer horror film I really enjoyed. I covered this movie with spoilers in my 2019 #31HorrorFilms31Days recap, but here's all you should know about this movie going into it: To celebrate their one year … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: What Keeps You Alive

“Someone Brought Me Here, the Same as You”: Analyzing Hostel: Part II

Paxton: You fucking whore. You fucking bitch, YOU FUCKING BITCH!Natalya: I get a lot of money for you. That makes you MY bitch.Hostel There is something so satisfying when Natalya delivers this line, despite her clearly being an antagonist. It is a brief respite and reversal of the frat bro antics that saturate the first … Continue reading “Someone Brought Me Here, the Same as You”: Analyzing Hostel: Part II

Why You Should Watch: Hostel: Part II

From IMDb: Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it. In interviews about Hostel: Part II, Eli Roth describes how amazing sequels like Aliens and Mad Max: The Road Warrior were. He said he only wanted to do a second Hostel if he has … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: Hostel: Part II

“It’s all a mess. The one out there. The one in here. The one that’s coming. Why is everyone so ready to think the worst is over?” Analyzing Suspiria (2018)

Although I prefer the original film, I cannot deny the bizarre, gravitational pull this remake has on me. It's a movie that throws a lot at you, and clearly wants to say something meaningful. But it is also sort of a 2.5 hour mess that is so loose with giving you answers it's frustrating. If … Continue reading “It’s all a mess. The one out there. The one in here. The one that’s coming. Why is everyone so ready to think the worst is over?” Analyzing Suspiria (2018)

Witch Hunt meets The Purge in Assassination Nation

"Some writer once said 10% of the population is cruel, 10 % is merciful, and the other 80% can be swayed into either direction. I bet that writer has never seen a Worldstar Video, 4chan, or Twitter."- Assassination Nation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9qyOGEuLY4 This movie analyzes issues of privacy, public shaming, and internet culture all through a believable … Continue reading Witch Hunt meets The Purge in Assassination Nation

They Cut a Queer Character from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and That’s a Good Thing

If you are a queer woman it would be pretty hard not to get the vibe from Dr. Zia Rodriguez in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The tattoos and interest in what is framed as an animal rights struggle read as hints she might be gay to me. She also gets called a “nasty woman” in … Continue reading They Cut a Queer Character from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and That’s a Good Thing

Evil, Skanky, and Kinda Gay: A New Lesbian Trope is Born

Santana, Alison, and Cheryl. Bitchy queer women who are hot, say what they want, and are still sympathetic characters for the viewer to root for. I think Santana on Glee is the first groundbreaking example of this. Santana got to be a lovable bitch and still have the viewers on her side. Her insults are … Continue reading Evil, Skanky, and Kinda Gay: A New Lesbian Trope is Born

What We Talk About When We Talk About #Wayhaught

I remember watching Ellen DeGeneres come out on her show. I remember reading AfterEllen.com when it was such a small site you could read every article posted on it just by checking in once a week. I’ve eagerly followed almost any show with a lesbian character who entered a romantic relationship including All My Children … Continue reading What We Talk About When We Talk About #Wayhaught