Month: March 2017

#RepresentYourStory: Chance Calloway, “Pretty Dudes” creator

#RepresentYourStory is back! Our latest entry into the #RepresentYourStory series is Chance Calloway, the creator the web series Pretty Dudes. In case this is your first foray into the world of Pretty Dudes, here’s the jist. Four good-looking, yet shallow guys (Xavier Avila, Tae Song, Kyle Rezzarday, Yoshi Sudarso) try to help their other good-looking friend (Bryan Michael …

Mediaversity Reviews: “As You Are”

Originally published on Mediaversity Title: As You Are (2017) Director: Miles Joris-Peyrafitte 👨🏼🇺🇸 Writers: Madison Harrison 👨🏼🇺🇸 and Miles Joris-Peyrafitte 👨🏼🇺🇸 Reviewed by Mimi 👩🏻🇺🇸 Quality: 4/5 The film received rave reviews at Sundance, as well as a Special Jury Award, and has seemingly launched the career of its 23-year-old director. There’s much to laud …

Mediaversity Reviews: “Get Out”

Originally published on Mediaversity Title: Get Out (2017) Director: Jordan Peele 👨🏽🇺🇸 Writer: Jordan Peele 👨🏽🇺🇸 Reviewed by Li 👩🏻🇺🇸 Quality: 5/5 Get Out lives up to the enormous hype. A plethora of traditional film reviews can speak to the nuances of the writing, directing, genre-bending, and historical and social contexts, so I’ll just leave …

The night when straight white males tried to kill disco

‘This wouldn’t have happened if they had country and western night.’ Richard Wortham, White Sox pitcher It was a muggy summer night in South Side, Chicago in 1979. In and around Comiskey Park, home to the long-struggling White Sox baseball team, the scene was one of total chaos. Thousands of working- and middle-class young men, predominately …