Corinne Weaver is a recent college graduate from Christendom College. She majored in English and History, and is now a freelance journalist currently working as an intern for MRCCulture.
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Both Refinery29 and The Leftovers creator Damon Lindelof want a very specific addition to the television industry in order to solve the problem of female objectification. They want to “normalize male nudity on television,” according to Lindelof.
Refinery29 writer Britni de la Cretaz defended the statement made by saying that this addition would lead to “less objectifying nude images of women, and more positive visuals overall.” However, it is not clear how showing more and more images of naked men would enhance respect for women. In addition, part of this appeal seems to involve a call for more depictions of gay sex on television, which would evidently enhance the quality of entertainment offered to the American public.
Imagine a universe where the Christian God and pagan gods coexist as flawed entities. Then imagine the story revolves around immigration and the supposed terrors of gun culture. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Starz’ American Gods. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly’s Marc Snatiker, Michael Green, a showrunner and producer of the series, explained the plot of one of the latest episodes, which, according to the writer, addressed the question, “What does it actually mean to be an American?”
Why must all comedies and comedians aim at political satire in order to stay relevant?
In another predictable attempt to make politics the center of the entertainment industry, Syfy and the makers of Sharknado are releasing another episode in the series: “Sharknado 5: Make America Bait Again”.
Roger Waters thinks Trump is “a piggy bank of war.” And he’s planning to tell the country. The former Pink Floyd bassist and singer decided to take down Trump as a “despot, dictator, thief and ne’er do well” in his concert show “Us + Them,” set to tour the States. In the past, his lyrics have been aimed at Trump but at the same time, he has never reached this level of extreme political protest before. In a Rolling Stone review of the rehearsal, his antics were referenced to as “stunning.”
Jim Carrey defended Kathy Griffin’s photo stunt yesterday at his premiere of the Showtime series, “I’m Dying Up Here.” His advice to her? “Hold up a severed leg as well.”
In an article put out by People Magazine, Carrey shrugged off Griffin’s gruesome photo.
“I don’t think the joke is the problem,” he said. “It’s not really important.” With a very laid back attitude, he told his audience that all the hype is meaningless, and that no one needed to worry about it. However, his other statements negated this idea, since he wanted Griffin to do more in protest against Trump.
Planned Parenthood just discovered a law in New York that throws a wrench in their structure. The state has a mandate that “forces women . . . to give birth to babies who will die in their first moments of life.” Such a statute will apparently cause more suffering in abortion clinics.
The law caused problems for one couple, Erica Christensen and Garin Marshall, whose baby would have suffocated from the effects of natural birth. A C-section was needed, but instead, the couple opted to fly out to Colorado and terminate the pregnancy. In her article, “How Many More Women Will Suffer at the Hands of New York’s Outdated Abortion Law?,” Jezebel contributor Prachi Gupta complained that the law in New York that bans late-term abortions, except in cases of the imminent death of the mother, does not allow the euthanasia-minded Planned Parenthood to kill infants in the womb who are already doomed to die.
While Trump is getting flack for ‘covfefe’ and his probable exit from the Paris agreement, Modern Family cast member Ariel Winter has decided that Trump is the sole reason women are objectified. In an interview with Refinery29, the actress shared her thoughts on people who have been shaming her for her selfies that show her scantily clad. She also shared her thoughts on why the Hollywood culture is so into body-shaming and objectifying women.
Salon has found a “poignant” comparison to make about Trump. His administration and the resistance to it are like Hydra Corporation dealing with Marvel heroes. In a review of the latest season of Agents of SHIELD, a television program that follows the intelligence service, known as SHIELD, in their battle against the fascist Hydra, Salon writer Amanda Marcotte lauded the producers of the show for doing “a remarkable job shaping the latter half of this season into a horror-show mirror of what it feels like for liberals living in Trump’s America.”
An all-female screening of Wonder Woman sounds like a fun marketing technique. But Jezebel decided to make the promo sound like it was a key role in the pro-choice feminist stand. The Alamo Drafthouse, based in Austin, Texas, received backlash from the public after announcing an all-female screening of Wonder Woman. According to Jezebel, the all female screening meant that “not just the audience, but the projectionists, chefs and theater staff, will be all female or those who identify as such.” And when the outcry got out of hand, Alamo Drafthouse creative manager Morgan Hendrix told The Washington Post that “providing an experience where women truly reign supreme has incurred the wrath of trolls only serves to deepen our belief that we’re doing something right.”
Ordinarily, when someone gets their life together, congratulations or encouragement of some kind is in order. Amanda Petrusich of the New Yorker seems to think otherwise. In her article published last week, "Miley Cyrus's Creepy Return To Wholesomeness," Petrusich analyzed Cyrus’s new song, “Malibu,” which is, in her opinion, “equal parts bohemian and smarmy.”
Petrusich did not approve of Cyrus’s new direction, mainly because she found that the superstar’s decisions in the past were those of a “creative risk-taker” which made her a “figure to root for.”
Oliver Stone wants you to understand that Putin is not a bad person. He’s just misunderstood.
The filmmaker and director of ‘Snowden’ recently filmed a series of interviews with Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin. He also told ABC that he believed that “the image the West has of him is wrong.”
Stone argued that Putin is only trying to defend what Russia stands for, which is “not about empire or expansion or aggression or a return to the old days.” Stone also accused Americans of not being able to listen to Putin. He said it was important to listen to Putin because “what you see is what you get.”
Tyra Banks, host of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ had a great message for the daughter of contestants on her show.
In an article published by Huff Post, the actress was accused in a lawsuit of implying that the child of contestants was “accidentally conceived.” The parents also alleged that the model “shook the girl’s shoulder and pulled her hair.” Tyra Banks is now being sued by these parents, who are seeking a jury trial.
Should a teenager dressed in an outfit fashioned out of condoms be considered fashion? Buzzfeed thought so.
In a recent article, Jina Moore told the story of two teenage girls who “stole the show” at their local high school’s fashion show in New York City. Karolina Montes and Zoe Balestri walked on the catwalk dressed in Planned Parenthood stickers and bright pink condoms, fashioned in the style of ball gowns. The girls told the reporter that they wanted their dresses to “have some sort of meaning.”
MRC honors the memory of the many individuals who have sacrificed their lives in different parts of the world fighting for our country. Here are just a few.
Liberals think the meanest thing they can do is to accuse people of behaving like Trump. Their latest victim? Steven Morrissey, lead man for The Smiths. In a review of a Facebook comment by Morrissey about the recent terror attack on Manchester, Gabriel Bell blasted the musician, calling his comment a “scolding, highly inappropriate, racially insensitive, needlessly anti-Monarchical hot take on it.”
Liberal news site Slate wants to talk seriously about the maternal death rate.
Why is that? Abortion. Yes, believe it or not, the liberal left wants to clarify that even though it’s a sad truth, abortion is “a vital aspect of reducing maternal mortality.” It is ready to say that abortions should be done “with tremendous responsibility and humility.”
Late night talk shows are having a great year. The premiere of Comedy Central’s new series, The President Show, had over one million viewers. The late night talk show where actor Anthony Atamanuik stars as Trump is garnered the network’s biggest audience since Broad City, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It’s Jezebel’s birthday. The left bows in homage.
Jordan Michael Smith, writing for The Guardian, reviews the influence brought about by Jezebel’s presence in the media for the past 10 years. Anna Holmes, the founder of the site, was an editor at InStyle when she started Jezebel. According to Smith, she “hated the magazine’s worship of luxury, the lack of racial diversity, and the shallowness of women’s publications generally.”