Diablog: Female Friendships in TV, Part II

Read Part I here. Rasha: What were the questions we ended with last time for Female Friendships? Gemma: What makes the friendships female, and … hold on. R: Maybe we should take a step back and offer some context on Why We Care about Female Friendships on TV/Film. G: Sounds good. R: I mean, for […]

Character Study: Bi Female Characters in TV and Film, Part II

Read Part I here. Rasha: So there are two things on my mind as we return to the topic of Bisexual Secondary Lady Characters in TV and Film: one is obviously Delphine in Orphan Black, and the other is an urge to step back from the phenomenon of bisexuality on TV and film and ask […]

Diablog: January Sinner’s Roundup

  Rasha: We’re back, and we’re going to talk about TV and film somehow! Gemma: Somehow! Because it will continue to happen, and continue to talk to people. R: You know what TV I’d really like to be reviewing? That puppet show from Russia that got cancelled, Kukly, that used to make fun of Putin […]

Diablog: Bi Female Characters in TV and Film, Part I

Gemma: So sometime in the mid-aughts, a bi secondary female character became a hip new thing, particularly though not exclusively on network shows. Specifically, the shock reveal that a secondary female character was bi. I feel like that lasted a while, is still around in some ways. I name, off the top of my head: […]

Diablog: September Sinner’s Roundup

Gemma: Well, welcome back from our SCC-hiatus! Rasha: Welcome back from summer staycation! G: I believe that was your staycation. I did not stay anywhere. But welcome indeed! R: That is true. We’re going to do something a bit different today, that will probably become a monthly feature, a sort of grab-bag of: what we’ve […]

Diablog: Jane the Virgin, S2E20

Rasha: So Michael’s going to die, or not die. One of those two, definitely. I just read some TV reportage that 20 deaths are planned in TV finales this year. Gemma: Your powers of deduction are astonishing. Given how many TV shows there are, that actually sounds like a low estimate. I did enjoy Michael […]

Diablog: Jane the Virgin, S2 E18

Rasha: I continue to be annoyed by their portrayal/non-portrayal of the feminist advisor. Gemma: Ugh, yes. Worse this week. R: In my experience, feminists do not hate romance. G: You mean, non-cartoon feminists? No, they don’t. This was one where the show’s usual quirky meta-cleverness about itself just seemed to fall flat. It was just […]