Y’all ain’t ready for the latest Geek Girl Riot…our Rioters talk about the completely warranted, guilty on all counts R. Kelly verdict, the problems with Dear Evan Hansen, and the highs and lows of Y: The Last Man.
R. Kelly Found Guilty of All Charges After over three decades of horrific abuse and crimes, R. Kelly is finally being brought to justice. This week he was found guilty on all eight counts of sex trafficking and one count of racketeering, and faces 10 years to life in prison. As we await the sentencing, Sherin, Julian, and Kat express their relief for this long-overdue verdict and share their thoughts on Kelly’s years as a sexual predator.
Dear Evan Hansen Dear Evan Hansen is the musical about a boy struggling with anxiety who, when faced with tragedy, makes choices that set up a domino effect of pain and manipulation. Sherin, Kat, and Julian have mixed feelings about the movie adaptation of the much-lauded Broadway musical. They get into why the character of Evan Hansen is hugely problematic and how storytelling too often frames selfish or destructive acts as heroic.
Y: The Last Man Speaking of problematic men…we throw it back to our segment on Y: The Last Man, the new FX on Hulu adaptation of the beloved Vertigo comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. Sherin and Renee give a spoiler free preview, digging into the highs, the problems, the characters, and the themes.
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