I appreciate that Matt didn’t want to make Essek disabled and fall into the disabled villain trope, but as a disabled person I love the idea that Essek’s floating is a disability aid and that ableism played a role in isolating him and pushing him into over-achieving at all costs. Story After Essek goes on … Continue reading Fiction C2 Post-Campaign Essek’s Mobility Aid
I'm watching the Essek Supercut again, and I noticed Essek's accent and when it starts to settle. Watch the first few clips, until about about 0:4:40 https://youtu.be/Dlu9LTsP0dQ Mostly this is just Matt settling into Essek's voice, but when he was first introduced, Essek had a very stern authoritative court voice. But once they were in … Continue reading Analysis: Essek’s Accent As The Shadowhand Fades
Chutney Popcorn (1999) is about a young Indian American lesbian named Reena who is put off by her family's pressure to marry and have kids. But when her sister Sarita learns she's infertile, Reena puts herself forward as a surrogate. It's a really cool snapshot of lesbian culture and Indian culture in 1999 New York. … Continue reading Review: Chutney Popcorn (1999)
Description: Critical Role PIG (2021) AU. After the events of Campaign 2, Caleb Widogast builds a legacy as a teacher and legal activist against the corruption within the Cerberus Assembly, Soltryce Academy, and other government corruption. And then literally the plot of PIG (2021) with Caleb instead of Nicolas Cage. Major spoilers for PIG + an explanation of the often very subtle plot.
"The Way He Looks" (2014) (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho) is a Brazilian coming-of-age film about a blind gay teenager (Leo) navigating school, bullies, his overprotective mom, arguing with his inseparable best friend, finding love, & a new sense of independence. Great film. It did disability rep well. A central conflict is his mom, while … Continue reading Review: The Way He Looks (2014)
Acuitzeramo (2022) on HBO is one of the best short queer films I've seen. It's both painful and hopeful. He's the Official Latino Film And Arts Festival page with a trailer, synopsis, director bio, and director statement. Roberto cut his son in the US out of his life to hide that he was gay. He … Continue reading Review: Acuitzeramo (2022)
This is a scene read of Our Flag Means Death S1 E5 0:26:35 to 0:28:05. The idea is to describe the cinematography, dynamics, and subtle expression in the scene to tease apart exactly how and what it’s communicating. I suggest watching the full scene first, then replaying it stopping and starting while reading along so … Continue reading Scene Read: You Wear Fine Things Well – OFMD S1 E5 0:26:35
We do not run out of queerness by feeding each other. Like love, to exist in a queer paradigm is to be infinite.
One of my favorite little headcanons that I think about a lot: Imagine Caleb becoming someone trans people come to for at-cost transition care and Essek as someone who goes to trans folks to help them since he moves around. That's part of how each of them works to atone and do good in the … Continue reading Fiction: Widogast’s Transition Care, Post CR C2 Ep141
One thing I think is very interesting about non-queer people reviewing queer movies is that non-queer people seem to believe that the movie itself will explain all the context in overt ways and that where it doesn't it's identical to non-queer media. But that's not true. Since queer media was not just rejected but violently … Continue reading Lack of Context-awareness in non-queer reviewers