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In important news today: Gillian Anderson has come out as bisexual and appeared in Out magazine with this photo.

From her blog:

I chose during that interview to discuss the fact that, earlier in my life, I had been in relationship with a woman. It was the first time I revealed this fact in a public forum, and I chose to do so for two reasons. One was that a woman whom I was in relationship with had died a few months beforehand and I felt, in the context of our conversation, it was safe and appropriate to bring it up. Many years beforehand, and well beyond our time together, this woman had called me out of the blue at the height of my television fame to say that she had been offered $60,000 by a tabloid to provide a picture of us together. At the time, for various reasons, not including shame, I did not want that information in the public domain and despite the fact that she was struggling to pay her rent, I asked her not to sell our story. She took what at the time I considered to be the high road. To this day I regret asking her to do that. That 60 grand would have had a greater positive effect on her life than a negative effect on mine. By discussing our relationship in Out, I felt like I was honoring her memory in some way simply by admitting its existence.

John Rogers coined the term competence porn to describe those scenes the audience love where the team are doing the things they are best at. I love how obvious they made it in this episode by making not only the audience but also the team itself clearly turned on by each other’s skills.

Sooooo… now that the Orphan Black tumblr has reblogged one of my reviews, I have to finish writing about Season 2, right?  

Anonymous: Hey, quick question, weren't u going to do some reviews of the Glee back nine eps and the rest of the first thirteen eps? :O

HOO boy.  Yeaaaaaaah.  :/   That was a thing I was going to do, long ago.  Is this a thing people are still interested in?  

I’ve been super busy for the last long-ish while, and it feels like I have a ton of writing projects unfinished.  Curiosity: of the projects I’ve left hanging, which would you guys like to see continued?

  • Buffy rewatch reviews
  • Glee S1 reviews
  • the last two Orphan Black S2 reviews
  • Another thing that I’ve forgotten about?

I really would like to be able to start writing again soon, but I wager it’ll be far less overwhelming if I can just focus on one.  So let me know which you’d like to read most and hopefully I can shuffle stuff around and make it happen?  

- You are gonna have whatever you want. I don’t care. I’ll go Shirley MacLaine on these people. 
- Shirley MacLaine from Steel Magnolias? 
- No, no, no. Terms of Endearment, honey.

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kiarasnaps:

Laverne: Nicole, does your belief system now change, in which you now know you don’t need him to be there? 
Nicole: No. I think what happens is it turns into less a conversation about my blackness and more about relating to humanity, because that’s really what we’re trying to do. We’re just realizing that people are capable of doing it. We’re underestimating people because people said we weren’t viable. 
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"I am in a dress, I have gel in my hair, I haven’t slept all night, I’m starved, and I’m armed! Don’t mess with me!"

Are you sure? Now, this is not gonna be pretty. We’re talking violence, strong language, adult content…

brightwalldarkroom:

"There are a handful of shows I ask everyone I talk to about television if they have seen: The Wire, Mad Men, Friday Night Lights. But when I ask them if they’ve watched and loved Friday Night Lights, what I mean is are you my kind of person? Are you all heart? Are you bothered by this 21st-century lack of earnestness, our abundance of irony? Do you wonder how we forgive and coach ourselves to do better? How we can strive again for valor and loyalty and daring and redemption? 

I fear we are defaulting to needless negativity as some kind of social currency. But Friday Night Lights is the most earnest show I’ve ever watched. Not sentimental, however: these characters aren’t perfect. In fact, this show is incredibly astute at allowing humans to have stratums of complexity: to have character and occasionally act without it, and then to live in the mire of their own dumb choices. Do I adore Coach? Yes. Do I think, as Tammy says, he is a molder of men and a husband of fierce devotion? Absolutely. Do I also think he can also be a self-involved, sexist prick who values his career over his wife’s? No question.

Regardless of the scale of the battle, the stakes in Friday Night Lights are rarely phony or contrived. It’s about winning games, sure, but its scope far exceeds that. This is a show that tests and reflects commitment not just on the football field, but back in the locker room. And in Street’s rehab room, and Saracen’s grandmother’s living room, and Julie’s bedroom, and eventually out to Luke’s farm and Tim’s prison and Tammy’s dream in Philadelphia. This commitment is not about obligation, but something more sacred. Duty. The hidden gale that blusters and grows within us and makes us yearn to give someone else exactly what they need.”

—Erica Cantoni on Friday Night Lights (Bright Wall/Dark Room, Issue #14, July 2014)

[on diversity in media] I think its social responsibility. I think it’s our responsibility to stand up and say what we want. It think if you look at television in the past two years, it’s becoming the decade of the female. Like, all these new shows with female leads. Even if you look at television, as well as cable, as well as films, there’s been a resurgence, as far as the leading woman in Hollywood, which is great. And I think we’re also at the point now…you know, it’s interesting…x


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