nothing gold can stay
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double featured with the john waters episode of rupaul’s drag race (s7 ep9), which really got me thinking about progression vs transgression in queer entertainment & representation.
with a juggernaut like drag race, the mass appeal that it has garnered over the years has turned it into a vehicle for a much more sanitized, vigilant, progressive form of queer rep. that isn’t to undermine all that ru & drag race have achieved — to have one of the biggest & most culturally impactful…
the conjuring franchise and its drastic drop in quality is such an enigma to me. they really kicked things off with one of the most refreshing possession films of the century, one that paid homage to the tropes and clichés that its sub-genre was founded upon while still maintaining a sense of novelty and individuality, one that used jumpscares with tact and skill so that they didn’t come off as schlocky and instead actually worked to the film’s advantage, one that was…
it’s been hours since i left the theater and i still do not have it in me to write the articulate review that i know barbie deserves. considering i already have plans to see it again, maybe i’ll get there one day.
but for now, i’ll just set the scene of my watching experience:
i’ve been waiting for this day for three years. dressed in my best barbie attire (hot pink baby tee with cursive BARBIE written across the boobs…