Category Archives: Film and TV

#ComicCon@Home–Informative, But Pale: Shudder’s “Horror Is Queer” Panel

By Foxxy Jazzabelle ComicCon@Home released its “Shudder: Horror Is Queer” panel last Thursday evening as part of its virtual comic convention this year. As a queer Black woman who loves horror, my interests were quite piqued for this panel. But seeing the line-up of chosen panelists on my laptop screen left a lot to be desired. There were five guests

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Blerd Galaxy Magazine SDCC 2020 Curated Recap YouTube Playlists

Comic-Con 2020 content is more accessible than ever. You can now watch all the panels from this year’s Con at your leisure on YouTube–from the comfort of your own home. No waiting rooms, or sold-out news to contend with. No overnight camping for Hall H necessary. No piecing together the panel from clips a week later. It is completely possible

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Film Review: ‘Cut Throat’ is RZA’s Lyrical Ode to Blerd Artists and Katrina’s Casualties

This review contains spoilers for Cut Throat City. Cut Throat City has the feel of an epic journey. One bolstered by the lyrical dialogue and the gothic scenery of New Orleans 9th Ward post-Katrina. It’s not the “gangster” story that the movie trailer promises, but more of a hero’s journey that is all too real for those of us who

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#ComicCon@Home Panel: “Crazy Talk: Mental Health, Pop Culture, and the Pandemic

By Michele St. Martin The SDCC Comic-Con at Home panel  “Crazy Talk: Mental Health, Pop Culture and the Pandemic” was pretty much a roundtable discussion about how pop culture can contribute to mental wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also explored how the current state of affairs is shaping the entertainment industry and what we’re doing as a creative industry

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Nafessa Williams and WinC’s Foxxy Jazzabelle Talk Black Lightning and Representation

You probably missed the panels on our favorite Black family on the CW in Black Lightning. Here’s a reminder of why we love watching us as superheroes onscreen. Women in Comics Collective reporter Foxxy Jazzabelle sat down with Nafessa Williams in the middle of last season for a chat about the Black Lightning third season and so much more. Williams

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Black History Year-Round: Film and TV to Watch for a History Lesson

Just like Moses reruns that auto-loop their way through Easter weekend, Roots plays on repeat on just about every television at some point during Black History Month. Then, it vanishes from TV until next year. But with the country up in protest over the police murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and too many others, we need to

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SDCC 2020–What’s It Like to Live a Sci-Fi Conspiracy Out Loud?

It’s Not a Conspiracy If It’s True Comic-Con at Home today kicked off with a roster of panels geared mostly toward teachers. Never has there been a panel so perfectly timed as the “Conspiracy Theories and Propaganda Through Pop Culture” panel, which featured STEM teacher Guadalupe de la O, writer G.L. Lambert, teacher a YouTube personality J.D. Lombardi, and writer

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10 Facts On the Dahomey Amazons of ‘Woman King’

According to Deadline, Mario Bello’s story about the Dahomey Amazons, titled Woman King, has a director. Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct the film starring Viola Davis as Nanisca, the General of the women warrior army. Lupita Nyong’o will be Nanisca’s daughter and second in command Nawi. Outside of these details, most of us are hard-pressed to drop any facts about this

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