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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PFu2wDFXVOQ#at=235 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.
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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
Remember that Hobby Lobby ruling, and how one of the problems listed in the dissent was how widely its precedent could allow “sincere religious belief” to be deployed as an unwarranted shield? And remember how there was a widespread no, no it just affects this one case. (That one was already false long before this
So during the Q&A part of Orphan Black’s Comic-Con panel, a girl called Taylor stood up and demonstrated in epic fashion why it really matters whether characters of marginalised identities are represented and humanised: Both transcript and video (Taylor’s bit starts at about 1 minute 50). I was going to try and say something to