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June 10, 2020

J.K. Rowling Continues to Destroy Her Legacy

-My god, why won’t J.K. Rowling just stop?!? She posted a 3000+ word essay on her website, defending her anti-trans comments, affirming her support for “single-sex spaces,” and invoking her own experience with sexual assault as if that explains her stance. It’s not only flawed, it’s dangerous and horrible.

-Between Rowling’s anti-trans comments, Johnny Depp being all Johnny Depp-y, and Ezra Miller appearing to choke a woman on video, the future of the Fantastic Beasts movies is precarious.

Lizzo posted a TikTok about working out: “I’ve been working out consistently for the last 5 years. And it may come as a surprise to some of y’all that I’m not working out to have your ideal body type. I’m working out to have MY ideal body type. And you know what type that is? None of your f*cking business…Health is not just determined by what you look like on the outside. Health is also what happens on the inside. And a lot of y’all need to do a f*cking cleanse for your insides.”

Anderson Cooper and his baby’s People cover is … odd. They both look Photoshopped or something.

-Speaking of babies, Iggy Azalea quietly became a mom when no one was watching.

-This is a really, really good article on how TV is sabotaging itself with its move towards fewer episodes and seasons to tell its stories. I don’t know if I long for 22-episode seasons anymore, but I do think that 8-10 episodes don’t always give the writers enough room to experiment and break out of the mold. And the big trend is to announce a “third and final season”, but most of my favourite episodes of television of all time happened in the later years (Buffy’s “The Body,” Breaking Bad’s “Ozymandias,” Mad Men’s “The Suitcase,” The Office’s “Dinner Party,” Lost’s “The Constant”).  I think a lot of this also has to do with movie people becoming TV creators without having any respect for TV. That’s how you get all the “it’s not a show, it’s an 8-hour-movie” bs.

-After 30 years on air, COPS has finally been cancelled. It shaped a lot of misconceptions about American policing, mainly that white cops were saviors and black people were criminals.

-A romantic comedy called The Broken Hearts Gallery (executive produced by Selena Gomez) will be one of the first wide releases of the summer, hitting theaters on July 10. It also looks like Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet is still on track for a July release. The idea of going to a movie theatre right now seems incomprehensible to me, especially for a 3+ hour film!

-My god, Bon Appétit is in total meltdown mode.

-All day today, white famous people are handing over their Instagram accountsto Black stars, writers, businesswomen and activists.  This should be a weekly thing.

-The Batwoman showrunner shot down rumours that they’re killing off Ruby Rose’s character, saying “I’m well aware of the ‘Bury Your Gays’ trope and I have no interest in participating in it.” That’s why you can never trust articles based on audition scripts. Lots of actors (especially on CW shows) tell stories about how they auditioned to play a cop/love interest/mother and ended up playing a villain/nemesis/sister. Also, the fact that they’re not just recasting remains so strange. It’s only been one season, and all of the other character arcs are based on their relationship to that character. Having her go missing and a completely new person take up the costume seems unnecessarily complicated.

Spike Lee’s new Netflix movie Da 5 Bloods is getting raves.

Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland and Mick Jagger star in The Burnt Orange Heresy trailer.