Bill Maher Gets Transphobic On Real Time Again

It would not be an episode of Real Time with Bill Maher unless the comedian got openly transphobic at some point during the broadcast. While I came back online to the news about John Mulaney, I didn’t see anything in the entertainment trades about Bill Maher. I probably didn’t scroll back far enough. Oh, well. This doesn’t change the fact that Warner Bros. Discovery doesn’t just have a J.K. Rowling problem. They have a Bill…

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John Mulaney Has Dave Chappelle Open For Him

John Mulaney screwed the Disney+ opening weekend of Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers by having transphobic comedian Dave Chappelle open for him. Not only did Mulaney screw over his castmates but he screwed his fans in attendance by allowing the transphobic comedian to perform. This happened during Mulaney’s From Scratch tour at Ohio State University’s Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. If you’ve already read the reports, fans had to seal up their phones before…

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Fantastic Beasts: J.K. Rowling Amplifies Transphobia

Once again, J.K. Rowling manages to shoot herself in the foot by amplifying transphobia ahead of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. You would think that Warner Bros. would follow Focus Features and keep Rowling on a short leash. After all, that’s what Focus did with filmmaker Paul Schrader ahead of The Card Counter‘s release last year. It didn’t stop the filmmaker from using racial slurs in interviews but the studio tried. Whereas with Rowling,…

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Jim Carrey: Ace Ventura Star Thinking Of Retirement

As Jim Carrey makes his way through the Sonic 2 press tour, the actor announced that he is seriously considering a retirement from acting. Retirement from acting is one of those things that has to come at some point in an actor’s career. Unlike Bruce Willis, Carrey has the opportunity to retire at a time of his own choosing. But still, I cannot get over the fact that it took him until 2019 to make…

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Transgender Day of Visibility – TDOV 2022

Today is the Transgender Day of Visibility, or TDOV for short, in 2022 and the state of things in America could not be any worse. I am an Orthodox Jewish transgender woman and frequently use these pages to write about film and television. Sometimes, my words are on other outlets like Below the Line or elsewhere. But right now, I cannot stay silent even though I would prefer nothing more than to just discuss film…

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Disney Responds To Don’t Say Gay Law

The Walt Disney Company is very public in their response to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signing the Don’t Say Gay bill into law. It’s an about face from Bob Chapek’s initial comments about being behind the scenes. There was a company-wide LGBTQ walkout in response to Disney not doing enough to stand up against hatred in Florida. “Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never…

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Sundance 2023: I’m Boycotting Due to Utah Trans Athlete Ban

Because of the Utah transgender athlete ban, I will have no choice but to boycott the future editions of the Sundance Film Festival. An increasing number of states have decided to ban transgender athletes from playing sports. This is certainly unacceptable. As a transgender American, I cannot in good conscience spend money in any of these states where anti-trans hate is on the books. Moreover, I cannot in good conscience cover film festivals within these…

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Disney: I Stand In Solidarity With LGBTQ Walkout

I am standing in solidarity with all of the Disney LGBTQ employees who are walking out in response to the recent comments from Bob Chapek. What this means is that I will certainly not be doing watching any of the following today: Anything owned by The Walt Disney Company Disney+ Hulu ABC ABC owned-and-operated stations Disney Channel Disney XD Freeform FX Networks Marvel Lucasfilm Pixar 20th Century Studios National Geographic ESPN The list goes on…

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Marvel Studios Denounces Don’t Say Gay Bill But…

Marvel Studios recently denounced the Florida Don’t Say Gay bill in a statement on social media but the studio needs to go further. I’m happy to see Marvel Studios denouncing the legislation. However, it isn’t enough for the studio to simply denounce the bill. No, they need to go further and make a principled effort in LGBTQ content appearing on the screen. We know that there are LGBTQ characters in the comics. In recent years,…

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Disney LGBTQ Employees Stage Walkouts

LGBTQ employees of The Walt Disney Company are staging walkouts in response to recent actions by Disney CEO Bob Chapek. The first of several mini-walkouts during breaks start on March 14. They will all be leading up to a full-stage Disney LGBTQ employee walkout from 8 AM-6 PM on Tuesday, March 22. If you wish to show solidarity, do not watch any feature films or anything on a Disney-owned TV network or streaming service during…

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