Tag: music

“Meat Loaf was a Butch Lesbian Icon”

At Slate, Evan Urquhart writes about Meat Loaf, Butch Lesbian Icon. “Gay and queer aesthetics are known for stepping outside of stereotypical categories for male/masculine and woman/feminine, but they often they make that step in one fairly predictable direction that we call androgyny. Androgyny is an aesthetic of […]

Turning Heel

Though a good/evil distinction is present in most narratives, when it comes to professional wrestling the dynamic between babyfaces (good guys) and heels (bad guys) is uniquely important. In an entertainment medium that lives and dies based on the reactions and whims of the live audience, it’s critical […]

A Hero is a Goddamn Stupid Thing to Have: Todd Haynes’s The Velvet Underground and the Dismantling of the Rock Doc

This week’s Guest Star is Nick Hanover. He writes about Todd Hayne’s documentary, The Velvet Underground (2021). ~~~ Before the Austin Film Society premiere screening of Todd Haynes’s The Velvet Underground, giddy fanboy/celebrated indie auteur Richard Linklater warned the audience this would not be your “typical music documentary […]