Feminism / TV

Reproduction & Abortion Week: ‘American Horror Story’ Demonizes Abortion and Suffers from the Mystical Pregnancy Trope

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their “Reproduction and Abortion Series.“ ———- Warning: if you have not watched all of American Horror Story Season 1, there are massive spoilers ahead! American Horror Story co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk wanted to create a TV series that truly scared people. And they’ve definitely succeeded … Continue reading

Feminism / TV

With a Complex Black Female Protagonist Created by a Black Female Showrunner, I’m Rooting for ‘Scandal’

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. I love Grey’s Anatomy. Is it melodramatic? Absolutely. But it’s dramatic storylines, sharp dialogue and diverse cast have hooked me from the very first episode. So when I discovered writer, producer, showrunner Shonda Rhimes created Scandal, a political thriller TV series revolving around a woman of color, I knew I … Continue reading

Feminism / TV

‘Best Friends Forever’ TV Series Focuses on Two Female Friends, Which Must Infuriate Sexist ‘Two and a Half Men’ Creator

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. “Hey, you always have a choice when it comes to your vagina.” So says Lennon on NBC’s new sitcom that premiered last night, Best Friends Forever. And yes, you do have a choice, when it comes to vaginas and other things. So should you choose to watch the new female-fronted … Continue reading

Feminism / TV

‘The Killing’ Season 2 Premieres Tonight…And I Can’t Wait

Tonight (4/1), Season 2 of AMC’s The Killing premieres. And I cannot tell you how fricking excited I am! I absolutely loved the intriguing 1st season, particularly steely homicide detective Sarah Linden. Based on the Danish TV series Forbrydelsen (The Crime), the gritty series is a compelling murder mystery. Detective Linden, played superbly by Emmy-nominated … Continue reading

Feminism / TV

Lena Dunham’s HBO Series ‘Girls’ Preview: Why I Can’t Wait to Watch

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. I cannot tell you how ecstatic I am to see Lena Dunham’s new HBO series Girls. I mean, April 15th…hurry up and get here already damnit! After the first 3 episodes received rave reviews at SXSW, the buzz swirling around the indie darling’s new show has grown even louder. And … Continue reading

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over Food Network’s ‘Cupcake Wars’
TV / Veganism

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over Food Network’s ‘Cupcake Wars’

Hey vegan cupcake lovers…oh, you know who you are! As I shared yesterday, Food Network aired a vegan bake-off on last night’s new episode of Cupcake Wars. Huzzah! Cupcake Wars has had 3 fabulous vegan contestants before: Chloe Coscarelli, Kim Garr of C’est La V, and Doron Petersan of Sticky Fingers Bakery. But they’ve never … Continue reading

Feminism / TV

Saying Goodbye to “Prime Suspect” and One of My Fave Badass Female Characters

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. Some argue women fare better on television than in films. The roles are more complex roles, with more feminist issues explored. One of the most interesting female protagonists I’ve watched in a long time? Detective Jane Timoney on Prime Suspect. A show I love that sadly comes to an end … Continue reading