Tag Archives: fandom

Free e-book “What Disney Doesn’t Understand” demands more inclusiveness from the Mouse House

We all love Disney, but Disney has got some explaining to do when it comes to major oversights such as: No black animated prince A Eurocentric focus on what constitutes a “princess” No LGBT visibility Hardly any major Pixar characters of color etc., etc, etc. My new e-book, What Disney Doesn’t Understand, however, does go into some …

The Unexpected Joy of “Luke Cage” Power Couple #ShadyMariah

Hernan “Shades” Alvarez and City Councilwoman Mariah Dillard. On paper, these two people shouldn’t even be in the same stratosphere of influence. But in reality, these two go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Perhaps you’ve seen the internet become besides themselves with this new power couple, otherwise known as #ShadyMariah. Heck, even Shades himself, …

Looking for Love in Invisible Spaces: Meta & the Gap in LGBT Representation

As featured in COLORBLOCK Magazine, February 2016 The patchiness of LGBT representation occurred due to several factors, such as cultural reticence, religious arguments, and entertainment companies worried about their bottom line domestically and internationally. The voids in representation have led to fans coming to their own rescue and creating alternate (and sometimes more accurate) readings …

The Breakout Fandom Couple of 2015: Stormpilot (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has indeed awakened the slumbering mass that is the Star Wars fandom, which has been waiting for the franchise’s return to greatness. The film, starring and John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac (as well as the members of the original cast), has already reached $1.23B at the time of this …

Monique Celebrates Zutara, Sparrowbeth, Mr. & Ms. Bamf and More Unofficial Couples on Entertainment Weekly!

If you’ve followed my site long enough (and if you look in the left sidebar), you’ll have noticed that I write for Entertainment Weekly as a part of the Community blog. I’ve recapped Tyrant, Almost Human, black-ish, and I’ve interviewed some stars, like Michael Ealy, Yara Shahidi and Marcus Scribner. But apart from all that stuff, I …