Please Cast Sue Perkins as Benedick Opposite Mel Giedroyc’s Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Thank You

As seen on BroadwayWorld, Mel Giedroyc will be taking to the stage next spring as Beatrice in the Rose Theatre's production of Much Ado About Nothing.  Further casting has yet to be announced, which puts the Rose Theatre, and director Simond Dormandy, in a unique position: They have the opportunity to finally do the text of Much Ado a … Continue reading Please Cast Sue Perkins as Benedick Opposite Mel Giedroyc’s Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Thank You

Seven Albums That Taylor Swift Should Release Instead of the Unholy Monstrosity Portended by These Godawful Singles

I have a very active thought life, and I have a game that I like to play. It is called "What If Taylor Swift Made the Album I Am Listening to Right Now?" Here's how you play: you take whatever album you're presently listening to, and you pretend that Taylor Swift is performing it. It … Continue reading Seven Albums That Taylor Swift Should Release Instead of the Unholy Monstrosity Portended by These Godawful Singles

With Regards to “Доктор Рихтер,” Russia’s Direct Remake of “House MD”

When I heard Россия-1 was adapting House MD, my primary question was simple: why? Who watched House– colloquially known as Hate Crimes MD– and decided that more people needed to experience it? Using my extremely limited knowledge of Russian and world-renowned video website “youtube,” I decided to get all the answers for myself. I left the only … Continue reading With Regards to “Доктор Рихтер,” Russia’s Direct Remake of “House MD”

There Is No Way In Hell I Am Going to Watch the Scary Clown Movie or Read the Scary Clown Novel But I Hope the Two Gay Kids Grow Up and Get Married and Teach Drama and Music Classes

Here is a list of things I enjoy in fiction: strong friendships eighties fashion underdogs and outcasts banding together funny child actors friends riding bikes in the suburbs that thing of where there are two kids who are bestest best friends in childhood and then the story is structured in such a way as to … Continue reading There Is No Way In Hell I Am Going to Watch the Scary Clown Movie or Read the Scary Clown Novel But I Hope the Two Gay Kids Grow Up and Get Married and Teach Drama and Music Classes

Are You Qualified for Sainthood?: The Margery Kempe Test

You’ve all heard of the Turing Test– the test of a machine’s ability to imitate human behavior. A machine that passes the test can generate responses indistinguishable from those of a human. Here I present to you a similar concept with a slightly different execution: the Margery Kempe Test. This short little quiz will analyze … Continue reading Are You Qualified for Sainthood?: The Margery Kempe Test

Hey Gays, Here’s Truman Capote’s Hardcore Gay Screenplay of The Great Gatsby (For Real This Time)

Note added 10-26-17: I feel that I should clarify in order to spare readers potential disappointment that this screenplay is gay in the sense that Capote was a gay writer and inflected his gay aesthetic and political subject positions onto the story, but on the surface level of the text this screenplay is no more gay … Continue reading Hey Gays, Here’s Truman Capote’s Hardcore Gay Screenplay of The Great Gatsby (For Real This Time)

Pending Edits to the Brideshead Revisited Wikipedia Page Where It’s Star Wars Now

Until recently, the free, user-edited online encyclopedia Wikipedia contained a rather glaring error: Namely, it contained separate articles titled Star Wars: Episode IV--A New Hope, and Brideshead Revisited, perpetuating the misconception that rather than just being two names for the same thing, they are two separate works with different characters and different plots. No shame … Continue reading Pending Edits to the Brideshead Revisited Wikipedia Page Where It’s Star Wars Now

A Conservative High School Production of Angels in America Where They Can’t Say AIDS So All the Characters Have Diabetes Instead

About 21 hours ago, blogger Chelsea Fagan delivered the funniest tweet of all time unto us: the other day a bartender told me his high school did a performance of RENT where they couldn't say AIDS so all the characters had diabetes — Chelsea Fagan (@Chelsea_Fagan) October 6, 2017 I mean, we've all heard of … Continue reading A Conservative High School Production of Angels in America Where They Can’t Say AIDS So All the Characters Have Diabetes Instead