Commercials are great. I see tons of them every day, and none are funnier than the auto insurance commercials that I love so much. But for some reason, a recent commercial by State Farm has really caught my attention. You may have seen it: it starts off with a single man who claims that he will never get married, never have kids, and never move … Continue reading State Farm Commercial: I’m Never Letting Go
Hulu has Sailor Moon listed under shows that are LGBT friendly. Most people who watched the American version of the series in the 90s and early 2000s would probably be confused. How can a children’s series be so LGBT friendly? We just remember the Sailor Scouts kicking some serious butt. Indeed they did, and IT WAS AWESOME. However, what many people don’t know is that … Continue reading Case Study: Sailor Moon S
I’ll make this short and sweet. On Jan 31st, Fox premiered its production of Grease Live! It featured a brand new cast and guest musical performances. While I won’t get into specifics about the show, I do want to highlight 2 major changes from the original movie that were memorable. First of all, there were more interracial couples and characters of color this time than … Continue reading Case Study: Grease Live!
There has been a push (for ages now) for getting families to talk about the media that their teens consume. It is so important to talk about it, though, because it is a major part of their lives. It might be difficult and awkward as an adult to relate to what young people watch today, and there may be an urge to condemn everything upon … Continue reading For Families: How to use the TV and movie rating system as a conversation starter