LGBTQ / Race / TV / Women and Gender

“All the Pieces Matter”: LGBTQ Characters of Color on ‘The Wire’

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. The Wire is the greatest TV series of all time. Period. Now, I know I’m not really making some bold claim as many, many, many, many critics have professed their unabashed love for the crime drama. No other show has painstakingly depicted the complexities of racism, the inner city and … Continue reading

TV / Veganism

Why I’m Excited for the Cooking & Travel TV Show ‘Around the World in 80 Plates’ Premiere Tonight

When I flip through the TV channels, I’m often torn between watching chefs whip up masterful dishes from obscure mystery box ingredients on Chopped or watching people select a beach house in Bali on House Hunters International. Clearly I’m obsessed with both food and travel. Thanks to Bravo’s new globe-trotting and culinary competition Around the … Continue reading

Reproductive Rights / TV / Women and Gender

Reproduction & Abortion Week: ‘Girls’ and ‘Sex and the City’ Both Handle Abortion With Humor

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their “Reproduction and Abortion Series.” Vacillating between vitriolic condemnation and laudable praise, Lena Dunham’s Girls has dominated pop culture dialogue. I eagerly anticipated the series premiere. Yes, the show depicts economically privileged characters. Yes, the incredibly white and homogenous cast should be more diverse. And yes, staff … Continue reading

Reproductive Rights / TV / Women and Gender

Reproduction & Abortion Week: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Advocates Abortion and Reproductive Rights

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their “Reproduction and Abortion Series.” Abortion is healthcare — a routine, normal and legal medical procedure. Yet most films and TV don’t ever broach the subject. Their characters don’t get abortions, people don’t talk about abortion. That’s why I’m thrilled about Christina Yang’s abortion storyline on Grey’s … Continue reading