BY Katie Fustich in Boob Tube on Oct 18, 2013 |
Until today, the lack of LGBT representation among Disney characters had never occurred to me, simply because it seemed so incredibly implausible that it wasn't even worth the frustration. The pinnacle of "wholesome family values" bringing a lil' diversity into the mix? Psssh! But as it turns out, I've never been so happy to be proven wrong.
This past Sunday, the Disney-ABC show "Once Upon a Time" featured a sniffle-inducing scene in which Mulan (nearly!) reveals ... Read More
BY Alanna Vagianos in Boob Tube on Oct 16, 2013 |
*Swoon* Kerry teach me your waysScandal star and all-around awesome actress, Kerry Washington, will make her SNL debut on November 2nd. Yayayay! If you've ever watched Scandal you understand my excitement. And if you haven't watched Scandal...what do you do with your time? Get on it.
The announcement follows the hotly-debated lack of black female SNL cast members. Kenan Thomspon (one of only three actors of color on the 16-member cast) commented on ... Read More
BY Kat Hamilton in Boob Tube on Oct 16, 2013 |
Reign, the new CW period drama, is focused around a young hot Mary Queen of Scotts. In the pilot episode, a female masturbation scene was trimmed down for ambigious reasons that may or may not have been linked to decency. The hilarity of this action was that the masturbation scene took place moments after a sex scene and moments before another. Begging the question, WTF CW?
There is an interesting line drawn when it comes to television and sex. Female ... Read More
BY Kat Hamilton in Boob Tube on Oct 15, 2013 |
NBC is catching on to the universal undeniable appeal of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and has finally made our dreams come true. Tina and Amy are confirmed as the hosts for the Golden Globes for the next two years!
Apparently the terrible twosome does wonders for ratings and exceeded previous host, Ricky Gervais. It is a testament to their comedic prowess that they are already booked for two more years. Amy and Tina’s brilliant hosting drew 19.7 million ... Read More
Lena Dunham, a lady known for her touching comedy and on-screen lack of clothing, is penning a new comedy based on a woman who dresses people for a living. Betty Halbreich, Bergdorf Goodman’s personal shopper, is 85 years old and has been working with the most applauded fashionistas for decades. The women joined one another in a panel at the New Yorker Festival last Sunday, and their chemistry is undeniable. They joke about everything from girdles to jeans ... Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich in Boob Tube on Oct 14, 2013 |
At the recent 2013 Variety Power of Women event, everyone’s favorite human Amy Poehler made a touching speech regarding the work of the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), the same organization that was the beneficiary of Poehler and Jon Hamm’s recent Emmy “losers party.” In the video below, Poehler jokes and moves the audience as she, through tears, urges those around her to consider how fortunate they are. To find out more about the WWO ... Read More
Homeland's Carrie Mathison
TIME’s Eliana Dockterman has something to say about the seemingly empowered and independent female television characters in her essay “TV’s Strongest Female Characters Share One Stupid Flaw.”
While applauding the increased presence of female “DC fixers, CIA operatives, [and] revenge-seeking killers” in shows like Scandal, Homeland, and Revenge, Dockterman sees a pattern: each of the ... Read More
Guys, I’m crying rainbows. I don’t think you understand how much this new spinoff means to me. Ja’mie King, the teen queen with a stank-ass attitude from Summer Heights High, is getting her own television show. This news is so perfect, I could scream from excitement.
Ja’mie’s character is crass, and she's the ultimate stereotype of a “popular, mean girl.” Her new mockumentary style show, Ja’mie: Private School ... Read More
My personal fave teen drama, Pretty Little Liars
At the ten year anniversary mark, my fiance and I recently marathon-viewed the first season to teen soap The O.C. I love the show, but as adults looking back on the teen characters, seeing how sexualized they are, we felt a tad uncomfortable. Some of the scenes are refreshing explorations of teen sexuality, wherein both women and men embrace desire, lust, and love. But some just weren’t, like the shots ... Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed in Boob Tube on Oct 10, 2013 |
Everyone has been talking about 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai and her outspoken advocacy of women and education (we certainly have been). Tuesday night, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize nominee went on television to speak on one of America’s greatest and prestigious stages—that’s right, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. And so commenced the first time I’ve wept while watching Comedy Central (aside from whenever I watch 50 First Dates).
Being in ... Read More