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Saturday
Jul062019

Would you rather?  

Our excuse to share fav celebrity instagram posts of the moment. Ready for the new poll? Okay. Would you rather...

• befriend tiny creatures with Drew Barrymore?
• enjoy dumplings with Millie Bobby Brown and Dacre Montgomery?
• stroll through Rome (heels on cobblestone required) alongside Zendaya?
• eat a pie with Kristen Schaal?
• try the 'bottle cap challenge' like Lewis Tan?
• climb the walls with Mena Massoud?
• get glam in Paris with Marisa Tomei? 
• recline with Morena Baccarin?
• take photos with Allison Janney?
• visit the Tian Tan Buddha with Shu Qi? 

As ever, pictures are after the jump to help you decide...

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Tuesday
Feb162016

On Deadpool's Overhyped Sexuality

Social justice warriors argue that "Straight White Male" ought not to be a default setting and they're right - it's a wide & diverse world. Arguably nowhere is this default more set in stone than in superhero movies.

I actually rushed out to see Deadpool this weekend because it promised to be something different in this regard. This, despite no real desire to see the movie since the hard obnoxious sell felt like flop sweat (though it sure as hell worked and no flopping occurred). I didn't end up reviewing the film but this piece I wrote for Towleroad is as close as I got. It's called "Pansexual Antihero or Gaybaiting Joke?" because the buzz surrounding the smart ass mutant's sexual desires is empty.

Here's an excerpt but I hope you'll read the whole thing...

Deadpool fits comfortably in the X-verse, being a mutant, but also by selling the troubled 'otherness' that is the X-Men's chief inclusive draw for moody adolescents and beyond. He's neither hero nor villain, but an amoral guy who discovers he has cancer. His superpowers are unlocked through a sadistic experiment to rid himself of the cancer which leaves him badly disfigured but incapable of being killed. This anti-hero has been described as "omnisexual" by the writer of his comic and the media has consistently referred to him at "pansexual". But is he either of those things, or just a typical straight guy who loves a good dick joke?

extra random thoughts about the movie after the jump...

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