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In her recent interview with Variety, Transparent creator Jill Soloway indicts Hollywood’s prioritizing of the male gaze. She’s nominated for quite a few accolades for her creation and writing for the Amazon hit Transparent—but as the article points out, she is one of only three women “(vs. 20 men) nominated in top comedy or drama series writer-director categories.” Soloway thinks that’s because it is still expected that men are at the center of stories. Read More
Netflix has just announced the release dates for their first feature films coming to the streaming service. And, included in that group is Pee-wee’s Big Holiday. Here’s what the movie is about, according to Pee-wee’s own personal blog: “A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.” The film is set to premier in March 2016, and we can expect an all-star cast and crew. Judd Apatow and Paul Reubens worked together to produce the film. Read More
Judd Apatow is not going to let the Bill Cosby scandal go. On last night's Late Night with Seth Meyers, Apatow said that people that claim he should stop criticizing Cosby are more or less saying “Leave a rapist alone.” Apatow has come under fire for his criticism of Cosby—and though he did admit he shouldn’t respond to so many tweets from Cosby defenders, he refuses to stop his ridiculing. Read More
The bird and the bee are back!  And this time it’s with their fun and catchy new song “Undone,” which is featured in the film “Sex Tape,” (Jason Segal, Cameron Diaz, Rob Lowe) released last Friday, July 18.     The LA-based indie synth-pop duo, made up of Inara George ("the bird") and Greg Kurstin ("the bee") have been on a 4-year hiatus from releasing original music. Read More
On May 25th The Washington Post published an article by Ann Hornaday which cited movies like Judd Apatow's and Seth Rogan’s recent film “Neighbors” as feeding into the misogynistic culture that cultivates killers, like Elliot Rodger, who experience the conflicted “toxic double helix of insecurity and entitlement that comprises Hollywood’s DNA.”  Now, I enjoy your average Hollywood flick as much as the next girl, but I have to say, I see her point. Read More
I have lived my entire life-to-date after the example of a few (...fictional) figures from pop culture. If you are likewise addicted to television, perhaps you empathize. Un-coincidentally, I have also lived my life prizing a few very basic truths, such as: 1) there is world-altering power in a funny anecdote and 2) to quote Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs in Almost Famous: "the only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we're uncool." Given the above, I am — obviously — a foaming, crazy Freaks and Geeks fan. Read More
  Things have definitely been going well for the standup comedian and Inside Amy Schumer creator/star these days. In the past week, she’s divulged the name of her first movie, signed comedy mogul Judd Apatow to direct and produce it, and, this morning, officially announced her new standup tour, Amy Schumer’s Back Door Tour.  The tour kicks off in New York City on January 24th, and it will be hitting over 30 cities across the country. Read More
The first time I saw a screening of the new Judd Apatow/Kristin Wiig vehicle Bridesmaids, I felt like I was watching an experimental film. I'm not talking Maya Deren or Chantal Ackerman, of course. Read More