This year I went to the Toronto International Film Festival as an accredited cub reporter for the Soldier of Cinema website. By “went” I mean that I watched 16 films as part of the digital festival. You can read all my pieces here. I was most excited about […]
Have you ever wished that on your way to regular old summer camp you’d stumbled across a magic door to a world where you could spend the summer learning magic and making friends as strange and nerdy as yourself? If so (or if not but it sounds fun […]
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 […]