Grey’s Anatomy & the Rise and Fall of Derek Shepherd

SPOILERS! If you haven’t seen the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy, turn back NOW. Season 11 of the Shonda Rhimes-helmed Grey’s Anatomy has been a tumultuous rollercoaster for the show and it’s fans. After the previous season-long departure of original cast member Sandra Oh (who played fan favorite Cristina Yang), season 11 felt largely unknown. How…

How to Get Away With Murder. And Sex.

“He did this thing to my ass that made my eyes water.” It was the post-coital line heard ’round the world. Or at least reverberated off of the walls of every household tuned in to watch this Fall’s buzziest new late night primetime obsession How to Get Away With Murder. Connor Walsh, played by Jack Falahee, is…

The Problem With Sookie Stackhouse: Thoughts on ‘True Blood’ Post-Series Finale

There’s a problem in Hollywood with the portrayal of female characters. They’re either so “strong” (objective word) that they come off as emasculating “bitches,” or they’re weak, perpetual damsels-in-distress, who want to be strong and want to get ahead, but can’t seem to figure out the proper balance, which leads to them falling back on finding…

“No Offense, But”: Reactions to the Possibility of The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon (Maybe) Being Gay

Whenever somebody begins with the phrase, “No offense, but…,” rest assured that it’s probably going to be somewhat offensive, especially where gay issues are concerned. No matter how progressive our culture seems to be on the surface, beneath that glossy, shiny exterior plastered with photos from Pride Parades, individual state marriage equality victories, and cover…

Disney Animator Glen Keane Releases “Duet,” Reminds Everyone How Gorgeous Animation Can Change Lives

Glen Keane, the legendary Disney animator responsible for designing Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Beast in Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin in Aladdin, Pocahontas in Pocahontas, Tarzan in Tarzan, and Rapunzel in Tangled, released “Duet,” a 3-minute long short which beautifully depicts growing up and discovering love. It’s a testament to what can be accomplished…

Girl Meets World: Nostalgic or Nonstarter?

After 14 years, Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel), the couple who taught every current twentysomething about the nature of true love and the definition of “soulmate,” returned to the small screen to prove that their love is quite possibly what every single Disney movie EVER has been talking about for the last 70 years.…

Beware the Frozen Heart: Is Disney’s ‘Frozen’ An Allegory for Coming Out?

Originally Published: December 2nd, 2013; Updated: June 24th, 2014 Is Disney’s Frozen An Allegory for Coming Out? **WARNING: Mild Spoilers Ahead** Walt Disney Animation Studios, the brilliant tour de force behind animations greatest cinematic achievements like the use of a multiplane camera to help create the illusion of depth in animation, among others — ahem, Snow White and the…

An Open Letter to Hollywood

I loved the first Hangover film. It was pants-splittingly funny. Literally, I split my pants. Though that may or may not have been a direct result of my weight. It was unexpected. It brought me back to my college days, where I would wake up after a night of playing “Let’s See Who Can Drink the Biggest Handle of…