A Thursday Interruption: Re: Rosas

Beyonce’s choreography in “Countdown” received a lot of criticism; Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker accused Bey of plagiarizing the routine… and of doing so poorly!   Ouch. Here’s Rosas Danst Rosas, which is stunning in its anger. And here’s “Countdown” which is stunning in its utter sass. I find conversations like this fascinating, because I think there’s […]

Into the Woods: The Agony of Rapunzel’s Prince

I just saw Into the Woods. I’ve loved the musical for ages, and have been agonizing about its transition to screen. Fortunately, I think the changes from stage to screen have nicely updated some aspects of the original I struggled with. The movie cuts out a couple songs intrinsic to the plot of the original musical. […]

Miranda on not fitting in with the attractive set

Paraphrasing because I just saw it and haven’t had a chance to watch it back. Miranda Hart, as her sitcom character Miranda in the eponymous series said: Women who look like me don’t get any messages that we’re attractive. So it might take us a little longer to feel like we are. I can’t even […]

A Thursday Interruption: Queens Galore!

Sorry for my long sabbactical, my doves! It’s been a hectic few months, with some health stuff and personal drama, but I’d like to kick this new year off with some sweet jams. Here’s hoping this new year brings us all some much needed joy and happiness.

Sexualization In Music Videos: Is The Booty Trend Empowering?

The sexualization of women in music videos is certainly nothing new. Believe it or not, it’s been over a decade since Britney Spears was crawling about in a see-through outfit laced with diamonds, and even that was far from the first example. Frankly, it’s something we’ve all gotten used to. But the recent trend in […]