The solstice and the the Fourth of July have passed and summer is definitely upon us, my friends. It’s hot, with cicadas (Brood X and Broods Otherwise), fireflies, fireworks, thunderstorms and humidity released upon my part of the world at least. And I have some suggestions for things […]
“Animation’s queer women, trans, and nonbinary creatives are pushing gender boundaries in kid’s cartoons”
“While creatives are asking themselves tougher questions when it comes to gender representation in cartoons, they’re often the ones pushing for diversity onscreen at a very high personal cost.” More at Insider.
At the Bite, BJ Colangelo writes about Dracula’s Daughter (1936). “One year after the success of The Bride of Frankenstein, Universal Pictures tried their hand again with another femme facing monster movie sequel, Dracula’s Daughter. Unlike The Bride, Countess Marya Zaleska (Gloria Holden) is a legitimate leading performance […]
Celebrate Pride Month with the story-a-day anthology, Decoded #2, edited by Monika Estrella Negra, S.E. Fleenor and friend of the Gutter Sara Century, who also provides illustrations! Decoded is “a collection of stories that reaches for stars, gets lost in forests, swims in the deepest oceans, and digs […]
Insider created a searchable database of queer characters in children’s cartoons! Take a peek here.
Bound (1996) starts with an excellent practical effect title shot, then the camera moves to a woman, tied up in another woman’s closet, as we hear voices talking about money, theft, time and a plan. You can tell it’s not her closet because she is very butch and […]