From Baz Luhrmann: Interviews, edited by Tom Ryan: “There’s a screenplay for it written by Truman Capote, which I got my hands on. Bob Evans, whom I now know very well and who was running the studio at the time, rejected it. Because, basically, Jordan is gay and Nick is gay and the script is too hardcore.” … Continue reading Excerpts From Truman Capote’s Original Hardcore Gay 1974 Script for ‘The Great Gatsby’ That Baz Luhrmann Has Read But No One Else
Have you ever had one of those totally magical experiences when you're killing time at Barnes & Noble and you spot a book with an intriguing cover and you pick it up and you read the first goddamn sentence and you immediately have to stand in one place and hoover up as much of the story as … Continue reading I’ll Eat When I’m Dead: A Niche Interview with Author Barbara Bourland
Presently topping the charts of the Steam Store, Dream Daddy is the game of the year, and we have the distinct honour of welcoming seven lions of the feminist literary canon to review each Dream Daddy's storyline. Keep scrolling to read fresh takes from Jane Austen, Judith Butler, Anne Carson, Sylvia Plath, Warsan Shire, Virginia Woolf, and … Continue reading We Asked Seven Famous Female Authors to Review Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator
If you're reading this article, you've probably known from a young age that you were... different. While your peers gravitated like heat-seeking missiles toward Britney and Disney princesses and the Spice Girls, you persistently sought out books about girls who spurned femininity and rolled about in dirt. Sometimes it was subtle - our heroine is … Continue reading Nine Plucky Tomboy Heroines Who Made You the Butch Lesbian or Transmasc Icon You Are Today
The cold sick dread that wakes you in the middle of the night is not "just in your head." No matter how many times he insists to the contrary you do not bolt upright, drenched in sweat because you "just consumed too much of the 1961 Bordeaux with the duck confit tonight, darling." The terror-filled howls echoing through … Continue reading Tell Us How You Ended Up Marrying Your Way Into A Creepy Mansion That Definitely Has A Haunted Attic And We’ll Guess Which Malevolent Spirit Is Haunting It!
In recent years, much has been made of the phenomenon of "outsider art," or art brut. These terms, created respectively by art critic Roger Cardinal and artist Jean Dubuffet, refer to the creations of artists who work outside of the mainstream, such as psychiatric patients. Now, the term applies to visual art, but if we shift the definition to include the written … Continue reading Charlie Kelly or Charles Bukowski: Can You Guess Who Wrote Each of These Poems?
Having the main character deal with every single problem by staying in bed does not make for a very exciting book set in a magical world. So, I totally understand why Harry dealt with his mental illness by going out and saving bunches of people whenever he could. But the thing is, he wasn't mentally … Continue reading If Harry Potter Had Been Depressed Like The Other Teens I Know Instead of the Kind of Depressed that He, Harry, Was
Reading George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara taught me two things: poverty is a crime and Lucille Bluth is eternal. Picture, if you will, Lady Britomart saying "I mean, it's one banana, Stephen. What could it cost? Ten dollars?" Besides, neither Gob nor Buster is quite foundling enough for Lucille (though she won't say so). This is … Continue reading Major Barbara but Lady Britomart is Replaced with Lucille Bluth
Chapter 1 It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the … Continue reading Pride & Philadelphia: Part 1
The children’s literary canon is littered with propaganda. Drawn in by bright colors and insipid talking animals, children have little awareness that their ideologies are being manipulated, ensuring their futures as compliant citizens of the State. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the 1942 so-called classic, "The Poky Little Puppy." Although on its face … Continue reading The Poky Little Authoritarian Puppy