From She Hate Me
The incredible actress Kerry Washington, a longtime supporter of LGBT Rights, recently opened up to Advocate about her role on Scandal and the impact she hopes it has on the gay community. The show follows her character, Olivia Pope, as she struggles to keep her relationship with the president a secret, drawing parallels between her love story and that of a gay couple. For Washington, the show has deepened her awareness of the complexities ... Read More
BY Kat Hamilton in Boob Tube on Nov 12, 2013 |
The third season of American Horror Story is in full swing, bursting with witchy awesomeness. All of you “Coven” fans out there are going to be psyched to know that Stevie Nicks is scheduled to make an appearance on the show. I repeat: the goddess herself will be making an appearance on American Horror Story, officially improving television forever. Ryan Murphy tweeted the news this morning and I practically squealed in excitement.
One of the central ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Boob Tube on Nov 11, 2013 |
I know that Clare Bowen, the 24-year-old actress who plays Scarlett O’Conner on ABC’s Nashville, is a native Australian, but when she calls me from Tennessee, I’m still surprised when I don’t hear a sweet southern drawl on the other end of the line. It’s a testament to how seamlessly Bowen slips into her character, a wide-eyed singer/songwriter on the verge of blowing up on the country music scene. Along with Connie Britton (Friday ... Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich in Boob Tube on Nov 07, 2013 |
This past week, awesome human and genius of cinema Joss Whedon was honored by Equality Now at the Beverly Hills “Make Equality a Reality” event for his work on gender equality. When called to the stage, Whedon proceeded to make the most perfect speech, critiquing the word “feminist” and exposing the way in which words today carry such incredible power with them.
Addressing equality and his problem with “feminist,” (not ... Read More
When celebrities discuss their children, their voice often takes on an otherworldly, dazed quality: “Oh yes, he’s the light of my life. Motherhood... is transformative.” And while that’s the beautiful and honest experience of many mothers, we may also long to hear stars discuss the more terrifying, humbling aspects of parenting.
Well, Tina Fey has us covered. In a hilarious interview with David Letterman, the comedian ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu in Boob Tube on Nov 04, 2013 |
It’s only been a few weeks since veteran Saturday Night Live player Kenan Thompson made a statement regarding the lack of African-American women in SNL's cast. This issue is something that has been largely un-addressed since Maya Rudolph's 2007 departure from the sketch comedy show. Should we be ashamed we've let that slip for the last six years? Probably. But there are people who want a better answer than that.
Online civil rights organization, ... Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich in Boob Tube on Nov 01, 2013 |
YOU GUYS. THE BEST THING HAS HAPPENED. As announced yesterday, NBC has ordered thirteen episodes of a new sitcom from TV/comedy/everything goddess Tina Fey.
Ellie Kemper from Bridesmaids and The Office is set to star as a woman who moves to New York following her escape from a doomsday cult, sooooooo this is probably going to be the greatest thing to grace the small screen in a while (or just...ever). The show, currently untitled, will debut next fall. And, though ... Read More
BY Kat Hamilton in Boob Tube on Oct 29, 2013 |
Ellen degeneres seems to always find ways to make me proud. Her role in queer visibility is undoubtedly important and those vests I mean, COME ON.
The comedian and talk show host is currently developing a new sitcom focused on a lesbian lead. Degeneres is teaming up with former Afterellen blogger, Liz Feldman. The show is supposedly a lesbian update on Will & Grace, but will it be well received?
The history of LGBT sitcoms ranges from ... Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich in Boob Tube on Oct 29, 2013 |
In a new essay for an upcoming issue of The New Yorker, funny lady Lena Dunham writes about her childhood fondness for ordering takeout, as well as the recent loss of a family friend. While the topics of death and delivery don’t explicitly overlap in the article, both provoke different feelings of nostalgia in Dunham, whose essay, though tinged with familiar humor, is generally quite sensitive.
Recounting the joy accompanied with the arrival of the takeout, ... Read More
Yesterday, my fiance popped a “surprise” into our DVD player: a feminist episode of the amazing 1990s show Batman: The Animated Series. I have always thought of Gotham as a pretty progressive city; Catwoman is at least as terrifying and powerful as Batman, and other female villains abound. But this episode is explicitly feminist. My fiance attributes to it his early discovery and association with feminism.
In the opening scenes, we see ... Read More