BY Sonia Edwards in Boob Tube on Jul 25, 2014 |
The Daily Show is known for comedically addressing social injustices, but Jessica Williams is the first correspondent on the show to tackle things like racial and gender inequality with this amount of import and immediacy (and in a way that still leaves you sore from laughing). This clip about sexual assault and campus safety speaks for itself: Last Friday, Williams had a segment on the show addressing the ridiculous new US military uniform codes ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in Boob Tube on Jul 24, 2014 |
“Sarang” is the Korean word for “love.” It is also the name of the 3-month-old baby who died from malnutrition in 2010 while her parents were out on a 10 hour online gaming binge. The couple, a Mr. and Ms. Kim, spent 6-12 hours every day playing the online game Prius which, ironically, involves raising a virtual child named Anima. Unfortunately, Anima took precedent over Sarang, their real-world baby.
“The ... Read More
Y’all have been keeping up with Beyoncé’s 10-part HBO series, “BEYONCÉ: X10”, right? If not, it’s only three parts in, so there’s still time to catch up! Just tune into HBO before "True Blood" at 8:55PM on Sundays to see Bey’s perfection in HD. In even MORE exciting news, Beyoncé and her husband, Jay Z, have agreed to a third HBO venture, allowing the channel to film their September ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Boob Tube on Jul 17, 2014 |
There’s a special place in my heart for comedy that is so true it hurts. We got a taste of it when Lizzy Caplan deadpanned through a magnificent bit about how men can be funny.Now we’re getting it again with Feminist Bros, a new YouTube duo that voice their opinions on movies on the YouTube channel Citizen Radio. They’re so right on with their assessment of horror films that it’s impossible to watch without cracking a smile. Just to give ... Read More
Can I get an “Amen,” please? The wonderful Laverne Cox has made herstory as the first out trans person to ever be nominated for an Emmy in acting! Tune in for the results on August 25th at 8PM (EST) on NBC.
The “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” nomination celebrates her portrayal of Sophia Burset, the beauty extraordinaire of Litchfield Correctional Facility on “Orange is the New Black”. A ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in Boob Tube on Jul 16, 2014 |
I opened Hulu out of boredom (I obviously live a very productive life) and was unexpectedly greeted by a screen of some of my favorite lady comedy actresses and the premise that they would all be spoofing one of my favorite guilty pleasures: the Real Housewives. Holy moly! The comedy series, The Hot Wives of Orlando, was dropped on Hulu Orange is The New Black style, meaning Hulu released all six episodes and a “reunion special” at once. Right away I ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Boob Tube on Jul 15, 2014 |
Clear your plans, set your DVRs and pop some popcorn. Hillary’s on "The Daily Show" tonight. Airing at 11 pm EST, Clinton and Jon Stewart will discuss her new book, Hard Choices, and hopefully we’ll catch some hints about a 2016 Presidential run (fingers crossed!!!).
It’s super strategic that Clinton is appearing on Stewart’s Emmy award-winning show; according to a study done by the Brookings Institution, it is one of the most ... Read More
BY amanda in Boob Tube on Jul 15, 2014 |
It was your average summertime Friday night, when a lack of money and available activities led to another sweat-band-hair-tie-chillin-with-no-makeup-on movie night. After scanning through the available selections, my friends and I decided on “The To Do List” the “Valentines Day”-esque movie, that seemed to feature a character from almost every single Emmy-nominated TV series. The Comedy stars Parks and Recs’ Aubrey ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in Boob Tube on Jul 09, 2014 |
Street harassment is nothing new. Kat, of the Youtube vlog TheeKatsMeoww, totally nails it in her recent vlog about why women can’t even eat on the street without their actions being sexualized. Isn’t that ridiculous? There is literally no reason why eating food, something which every human being on the planet does to stay alive should be sexualized.
Way to go, Kat, for making another amazing and totally on-point ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Boob Tube on Jul 08, 2014 |
Looks like sexual predators in the public eye have been getting their comeuppance lately. This time the culprit was Skyler Page, creator of the animated series Clarence on Cartoon Network. We don't often hear of big studios (television is a bit of a boy's club it seems) firing employees for committing sexual assault, but the Network surprised us by firing him after another employee, Emily Partridge, revealed that he had sexually assaulted her. Partridge is a ... Read More