“I’ll tell you what I want. I want something now.”

“The Warriors” was filmed in 1979 and is about feuding gangs; I went to see it expecting that it would be fun but utterly misogynistic, possibly with a side of gay-bashing. Instead, it pulled off a difficult feat: it showed misogynistic characters, but demonstrated that they were in the wrong, and did so without feeling […]

“No wonder, sir, but certainly a maid.”

(Hello, everyone; I’m Rook, a new writer here, planning to focus on queer issues in film and literature.) I recently had the good fortune to be able to see the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of The Tempest, directed by Libby Appel. I also attended a pre-performance talk on the play, about its themes, the set […]