A Pedantic Fact Check of “Someone Great,” The New Romcom Where Gina Rodriguez Plays a Music Journalist, By a Real-Life Music Journalist

So the ad for this movie popped up on my Netflix homepage, and as soon as I saw the words "music journalist" in the summary, I thought: oh, boy. This oughta be good. Not as in, "This is going to be a good movie," but as in, "Is this going to be the kind of … Continue reading A Pedantic Fact Check of “Someone Great,” The New Romcom Where Gina Rodriguez Plays a Music Journalist, By a Real-Life Music Journalist

If All You Cisgenders Are So Concerned About the “Erasure” of My “Identity,” Then Why Don’t You Go Ahead and Read This Fucking Essay About Little Shop of Horrors

In the wake of the horrifying leak of a memo revealing that the U.S. Federal Government plans to re-interpret Title IX of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to explicitly prevent trans people from being able to sue their schools and healthcare providers for discrimination, not to mention the appointment of anti-gay lawyer Eric Dreiband to lead the … Continue reading If All You Cisgenders Are So Concerned About the “Erasure” of My “Identity,” Then Why Don’t You Go Ahead and Read This Fucking Essay About Little Shop of Horrors

Who is Whom in the Phantom Thread AU of Dwight and Angela From The Office?: A Statistical Analysis

By way of introduction: there's been a lot of talk these days on filme tumblerre about the Repressed Cinematic Universe (RCU) and the merits of emotional/sexual repression as an artistic statement. I've also recently been re-watching NBC's The Office for the third time with my girlfriend. Earlier today, these two facts led me to ask the … Continue reading Who is Whom in the Phantom Thread AU of Dwight and Angela From The Office?: A Statistical Analysis

Y’all Mind If I Drink This Whole Thing of Cranberry Vodka and Watch Dead Poets Society?

As many of you know, this website was founded on an inside joke about Robert Sean Leonard. And for the year and a half that The Niche has been active, I've played along, despite having very limited exposure to Robert Sean Leonard's oeuvre. By this I mean Harry and Ashleigh invited me over one night … Continue reading Y’all Mind If I Drink This Whole Thing of Cranberry Vodka and Watch Dead Poets Society?

Phantom Thread (2017 dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) is a Rom-Com: A Scientific Proof

Last night, months after the rest of you gays, I finally watched Phantom Thread and let me tell you it had everything I was promised; painful levels of repression, sub-textual pegging realized via poison, Daniel Day-Lewis's sexy fucked up thumbs, Vicky Krieps being iconic in every single shot. I'm in love. It was also definitely … Continue reading Phantom Thread (2017 dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) is a Rom-Com: A Scientific Proof

Remember That One Scene in Maurice (1987) Where James Wilby Stroked Hugh Grant’s Hair? Was That Fucked Up or What?

Like, The Notebook who? Casablanca who? Titanic who? Love Actually who? Pride & Prejudice who? Sleepless in Seattle who? Romeo and Juliet who? You've Got Mail who? Before Sunrise who? Jerry Maguire who? Lost in Translation who? When Harry Met Sally who? Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind who? Never Let Me Go who?  Moonlight wh- okay, no, too far.

Ten Strong Female Star Wars Characters We’re Stoked to Watch Being Violently Assaulted

Have you heard? Lucasfilm just hired David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators of Game of Thrones, to direct their very own Star Wars trilogy. I don't know about you guys, but I think this is a great move for the franchise. We're living in a new age of feminist progress: predators are being exiled, grassroots campaigns like #MeToo are … Continue reading Ten Strong Female Star Wars Characters We’re Stoked to Watch Being Violently Assaulted