Trans Rights Are Human Rights

Trans rights are human rights and there is no reason on earth for the Republican Party to keep taking out their hate on transgender people. The Republican Party is at it again. It’s worse now than during the four years of Donald Trump. You know, the four years where trans people were treated like a third-class citizen in our own country. And for what? No reason whatsoever other than their fragile egos. They lost their…

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Hollywood Blacklist? Cancel Culture? Accountability!

Journalists and politicians started discussing a Hollywood blacklist in light of Lucasfilm firing Gina Carano from the Star Wars franchise. They are wrong to compare conservatives being held accountable for their actions to what took place during the Red Scare.  The Red Scare is the result of the United States government cracking down on communist infiltration regardless of proof.  The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was started to investigate Nazis.  Instead, the government decided that…

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Gina Carano Fired: What Happens with Cara Dune?

Lucasfilm made the decision to fire Gina Carano so the question going forward is what will happen to Cara Dune on The Mandalorian. I am transgender and Jewish so it was very refreshing to hear that Lucasfilm is no longer employing the actor.  Her words for quite a while have been offensive and it only got worse during the fall.  According to some of the articles, it appeared that Carano lost out on the Rangers…

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Cherry: Apple Failed Russo Brothers, Tom Holland in Awards Campaign

While Cherry is due out in late February, Apple failed both the Russo brothers and Tom Holland in the film’s awards campaign this season. Formal reviews are still under embargo.  What this article details is how Apple truly failed this film in terms of campaigning for awards.  Put it this way: as critical as I was with Warner Bros.’ rollout of Wonder Woman 1984, I’m more critical when it comes to Apple making it so…

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Harry Potter: Stop Doing Business with J.K. Rowling

A rumored live-action Harry Potter TV series shows that Warner Bros. and HBO Max would rather keep supporting transphobic J.K. Rowling. It’s time for the Harry Potter franchise to end. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is in early development for a live-action series.  Stop right there.  Do not go any further.  Just don’t do this.  It is completely irresponsible to keep putting money in J.K. Rowling’s hands. I said it when Warner Bros.…

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Movie Theaters: I Will Return When The Time Comes

While most people are staying away during the pandemic, movie theaters are still important and people will return once vaccinated. One of the things I keep going back this early in the year is The Big Picture by Ben Fritz.  It’s been a few years since the book was published but what Fritz has to say is still relevant.  Do not be surprised if you see me come back to this book throughout the year…

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Pandemic-Set Films: Are They Worth It?

While studios figure out their film slates for 2021-2022, what they should not be focusing on are films that are set during a pandemic. Listen, I was attracted to the cast of Locked Down more so than the logline itself.  But in spite of this, my feelings after watching the film last week have only grown stronger.  I do not want to see any more pandemic-set films while living through a pandemic.  In case you’re living…

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Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and The Chaos

There’s something about the need to repeatedly return to Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and and the chaos of Isla Nublar during the pandemic. I don’t know what it is about the films and the animated series that keeps drawing me back this year.  Maybe it’s my love of dinosaurs?  Or maybe it’s the fact that I’m so desperate for a vacation.  Outside of the shlep to Evanston for kosher food, I only go a quarter…

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Warner Bros. An Open Letter After WW84 Rollout

Warner Bros. Pictures botched the theatrical and streaming rollout of Wonder Woman 1984 in one of the worst ways possible. I was very outspoken on Twitter upon learning that the Wonder Woman 1984 embargo would be lifting on December 15.  Why?  Because once again, the studio decided to screen their film for select press–including those press members participating in press junkets and receiving swag for doing so.  In choosing who got to see the film…

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Vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in 2020

October 26, 2020 will prove to be one of the worst days in American history and as such, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris must be elected. I make no secret of the fact that I am a transgender woman.  It’s something I’ve been open about since coming out to family and friends during 2015-2016.  I’ve come a long way since Mike DeCourcy profiled me in The Sporting News in November 2016.  But all of this…

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