Nerd.Vomit: 12 Years a Slave

[WARNING: This review features minor plot spoilers] 12 Years a Slave, 2013 Writer: Solomon Northup Director: Steve McQueen The critically-acclaimed bio-epic “12 Years a Slave,” hit theatres early October. If the title doesn’t clue you in, here’s the premise: Solomon Northup, a carpenter and musician in New York, is drugged, kidnapped and sold into slavery for … Continue reading

Catching Fire and the thing about “strong female characters”

This post is a part of my Nerd.Vomit series, which will analyze popular television shows from a feminist perspective and analyze the portrayal of female characters in terms of character development and plot device.  Warning: This post features major point spoilers  Late last November, the second film installment of the Hunger Games hit theatres in the U.S. … Continue reading

Nerd.Vomit: Feminism & Firefly

(This post is a part of my Nerd.Vomit series, which will analyze popular television shows from a feminist perspective and analyze the portrayal of female characters in terms of character development and plot device.) **SPOILER ALERT**((seriously, don’t read this and then leave angry comments like you didn’t know. I put asterisks so my warning’s legit.)) Firefly, 2002 Writer & … Continue reading

Nerd.Vomit: Feminism & Game of Thrones

This post is a part of my Nerd.Vomit series, which will analyze popular television shows from a feminist perspective and analyze the portrayal of female characters in terms of character development and plot device.  **SPOILER ALERT**((seriously, don’t read this and then leave angry comments like you didn’t know. I put asterisks so my warning’s legit.)) Game of Thrones Guys, … Continue reading