Primetime television needs to officially up its game. Last week General Hospital achieved something that none of my other TV shows have done: acknowledged bisexuality. Regardless what you may think of the genre, this is a pretty big deal.
It sounds so simple, and yet…. Well, look at the evidence. Prior to this, I could only name one show where a character flat out identified as bisexual, and it wasn’t in a positive manner.
Everyone knows Miley Cyrus as a talented music artist and actress, but fewer people are aware of her coming out experience and her activism in the LGBTQ+ community. Recently in an interview with Paper Magazine, Miley spoke about her organization, the Happy Hippie Foundation, her gender identity, and why she believes that everyone should be treated with respect. Her experience is relatable to many young people and the fact that she spoke so honestly about her identity has inspired many people to do the same. Cyrus says that since she has such a wide audience, she wants to make sure she says something important and makes an impact on people. She has certainly accomplished this goal, and many find her story inspiring and feel a little less alone because of it.
Miley Cyrus has a body!? Miley Cyrus is in touch with her sexuality!? Who knew? Oh wait, the whole world knew and this video short that was going to be shown in the NYC Porn Film Festival, is nothing worse than anything she has done. If people are asking why Hannah Montana is always naked and acting sexually, I would ask them why this 22 year old adult woman is being tied to a character that she hasn’t played in over five years on a show which hasn’t aired in four years. Continue reading Miley Cyrus Was Almost in a Porn Film Festival- A Rant for the Haters→
I NEED TO KNOW THAT THIS SHOW IS GETTING A SEASON TWO. NOW. Is this what it felt like for Leverage fans after the season 5 finale? How did you lot survive!? The writers have tied up just enough ends to sate the viewers if the show doesn’t get renewed, but there’s still an open plot door or two they can use if they DO get a second season.
Flynn enlists Eve and the L.I.T.s to help bring back the Library, but villainous mastermind Dulaque has other plans. He uses the doorway they’ve opened to the Void to find The Loom of Fate. Eve and Flynn try to stop him, but Dulaque cuts the fabric on the loom to change history and stop the fall of Camelot. Eve and Flynn are hurtled across alternate timelines in which Flynn never became Librarian. Eve must help Flynn realize his potential and set history right – even if the cost is her life.
I originally intended to write about the “Gender Identity in Anime” panel, but that turned out to be a very popular idea: the room filled to capacity 20 minutes before it started, and there was a line of 50+ other people standing outside when they shut the doors. This was the third panel I’d missed in one day (for how NOT to do that, check out my related Panel Attendance Tips article), so I was a bit bummed. However, after focusing myself through taking several more cosplay photos and having dinner, I channeled my energies into making sure I was in line for the 18+ panel entitled “Gender and Anime Culture After Dark”.
I distinctly remember arriving for this panel and whispering to a friend: “The subtitle ‘After Dark’ just always sounded simultaneously naughty and ominous to me.” I’ll let you decide if that assessment of language was a premonition for the panel content at all. And in case you weren’t paying attention to the whole “18+ panel” bit, that means there will be adult topics up for discussion here. Continue at your own risk or pleasure.
The Girl Code Movement was founded last November by Syracuse University students Caroline Heres, Julie Gelb, and Jackie Reilly, inspired by Heres and Reilly’s own experiences with sexual assault, and a desire to make a change. On its facebook page they state that their mission is “To unite college women across the country to become active operatives to stop a rape from happening.” They encourage college women to watch out for at-risk peers and step up to help prevent rape. With the catchy name “cock block crew” (CBC), the facebook page even provides two “Cock Block tips” about trusting your instincts if you feel unsafe, and sticking together with friends while out. In the recent Buzzfeed article about the group (which is in the process of registering as an official organization on Syracuse’ campus), Heres is quoted saying “We wanted to do something for women and by women, so that we can create a better relationship among women on campus.”