Geek Girl Riotis stacked this week: We break down the latest trainwrecks in pop culture, share our love of Into the Spider-Verse & If Beale Street Could Talk, then celebrate the Golden Globe nominations.
You Know You’re Wrong, Right Your faves are problematic—and two of the worst current examples involve Lena Dunham and Kevin Hart. Dunham recently wrote a letter admitting she lied about sexual assault evidence. Hart stepped down from hosting The Oscars rather than apologize for his past homophobic comments. Both stories reflect how discrimination is perpetuated and condoned in our culture. Sherin, Alex, and Monique break down why this needs to stop.
Pop Culture TRAINWRECKS Onto the track of utter trainwrecks in pop culture, our Rioters dig into some of the latest offenders, and remind you that Google exists. These stories include debut author Tomi Adeyemi’s baseless accusation of plagiarism by the legendaryNora Roberts (brava on your response, Ms. Roberts). The GGR trio also get into why Priyanka Chopra is so much more than The Cut’s offensively wrong accusations. (See the full list of trainwrecks.)
Into the Spider-Verse&If Beale Street Could Talk It must be Christmas because we’ve been gifted with two amazing movies: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and If Beale Street Could Talk. One will make you fall in love with superheroes all over again and one will make you fall in love with love. Hear Sherin share why you need to see them both.
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