In the days following the cancellation of Batgirl, it became more than apparent that racism and transphobia played a role. Prior to logging offline for Shabbos, I started seeing social media leaking the film’s plot and test screening reviews. As a transgender woman let alone film/TV critic, I couldn’t be more surprised by what I saw. The fact of the matter is I don’t like that my gut instinct was right: racism and transphobia were…"Batgirl, Racism, and Transphobia"
The Warner Bros. Discovery second quarter earnings call is taking place on Thursday afternoon after a rough week for the company. During the past few days, Warner Bros. cancelled both Batgirl and Scoob! Holiday Haunt while both films were in post-production. It is unprecedented for a major studio to do this. On top of this, HBO Max has quietly removed Max Originals and HBO series from their platform. The films are available through digital retailers…"Warner Bros. Discovery Q2 Earnings Call"
Warner Bros. Discovery did both Batgirl and Scoob!: Holiday Haunt wrong in the shelving of both titles from theatrical or HBO Max release. It’s not just the fact that Batgirl featured Leslie Grace in a leading role but that the film already completed principal photography. You have a similar issue with Scoob! Holiday Haunt. The reports out there suggest that it’s practically finished already. But since Warner Bros. owns the film rights for Scooby-Doo, it’s…"Warner Bros. Did Batgirl Wrong"
Are American audiences ready for their first transgender superhero to hit the big screen in a movie adapted from comic books? With the recent release of DC’s Wonder Woman and Marvel’s Black Panther due out next February, this is a question that has been on my mind mostly due to communities that tend to be under-represented in television and film. I’m a writer myself, mostly with a lot of ideas of television and film but…"Comic Books: Will a Transgender Superhero ever hit the Big Screen?"