At Jumpcut Online, Fiona Underhill writes about Gothic horror and recent films directed by women. “Madness and melodrama, obsession, suppression and repression – the questioning of sanity, gas-lighting, confusion over what is real or unreal, not knowing who to trust are also huge elements of Gothic fiction (and […]
At Book Riot, Laura Sackton shares 5 Queer romances about found family. “There are two things I love most in romance: a good series that I can sink into and books that celebrate queer family. I love the way a good romance series allows me to really get […]
Every April is Switcheroo Month here at the Gutter as each Editor writes about something outside their usual domain. This week Comics Editor Carol writes about playing games within games in Red Dead Redemption 2. ~~~ “You mean Paradise on one side? Maybe the Inferno on the other […]
This week Guest Star Ruilin Fan writes about the Chinese historical drama, Nirvana in Fire. ~~~ In the evening of August 12, 2015, a series of deadly explosions tore through the east of Tianjin, a major city some 200 kilometers away from the Chinese capital, and shook the […]
Foes & Families: Love & Friendship, Lady Susan, and How Jane Austen’s Victorian Family Built a Squeaky-Clean Celebrity Brand
To talk about the 2016 film Love & Friendship we have to tell the story of Lady Susan, the Jane Austen novella it’s based off of. At the time of Austen’s death, this early work was both unpublished and untitled. Thus changing the name for the film seems […]
At The Anarcho-Geek Review, Sadie the Goat ranks fictional detectives by how much guilt she, as an Anarchist, feels for loving them.