Tropes vs. Women: #4 The Evil Demon Seductress

May 19, 2011

This is the fourth of a six part series created for Bitch Magazine. Tropes vs. Women explores the reoccurring stories, themes and representations of women in Hollywood films and TV shows. The Evil Demon Seductress is a supernatural creature usually a demon, alien, robot, vampire etc. who is most often disguised as a sexy human […]

Glee, GQ and the Sexualization of Young Girls

November 11, 2010

The recently released November issue of GQ has some highly sexualized photos of select members of the Glee cast.  I weigh in on the impact that a photo shoot that takes actors who play high school students on a widely popular television show has on the sexual and gender identities of young people and their […]

“Remixing Pop Culture” Event Videos

August 11, 2010

I organized “Remixing Popular Culture: Subverting Gender and Sexuality with Remix Video” at California State University, Northridge in March 2010 to explore how remix video can subvert gender and sexuality. I was joined by Jonathan McIntosh, Alexis Lothian, and Julie Levin Russo to talk about Political Remix Video and Vidding. Here is the two part […]

WAM! 2010 Video and Playlist

March 26, 2010

I had such a fantastic time presenting at Women, Action and Media (WAM) in Los Angeles on March 25th, 2010.  I curated a show of online videos including remixes, vlogs, vids and short documentaries made by women.  Staying true with WAM‘s mission, these videos represent women taking action through media to talk about issues important […]

Caprica and the ‘Queerness’ of Sam Adama

March 1, 2010

In the new SyFy show Caprica we are introduced to a queer character, Sam Adama. Here is the good and the bad of his queer representation. Check out other great blogs and commentary: Be sure to check out InfoMania’s That’s Gay “Homo-Cidal Maniacs” for more examples of this trope. “Ron Moore wants to include more […]

Event: Remixing Pop Culture

February 25, 2010

I have been busy organizing this great event coming up in March at California State University, Northridge.  If you live in or are visiting the Los Angeles area you should come out and watch some of the most intriguing remix videos that subvert traditional gender and sexuality norms.  The videos will be curated and presented […]

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