A2 Media Studies
4.5K views | +0 today
Follow
A2 Media Studies
Resources
Curated by JW
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

INTO THE NEXT STAGE: Takei: It’s Not OK That Sulu’s Gay

INTO THE NEXT STAGE: Takei: It’s Not OK That Sulu’s Gay | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
When word leaked last week that Lt. Hikaru Sulu — now played by John Cho in the rebooted “Star Trek” movies — would be gay, I thought George Takei, the actor who originated him, would be tickled. After all, Takei finally came out as gay himself in 2005, and I assumed this was the producers’ way of paying tribute to him, having real life impact art.

Turns out it was. But when Cho told Takei about the change last year, Takei argued against it, saying “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry imagined Sulu as a straight character back in 1966 when the television series debuted, and he should stay that way, especially in honor of its upcoming 50th anniversary.

Director Justin Lin later talked with Takei, who felt the director agreed to his way of thinking. But a month ago, Cho emailed to confirm that Sulu will be gay, raising a child with another man. Takei says it’s “really unfortunate.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

How Arctic Monkeys’ debut single changed the music industry and ‘killed the NME’

How Arctic Monkeys’ debut single changed the music industry and ‘killed the NME’ | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Exactly 10 years ago, the Sheffield teenagers mined their giant online following to send I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor to No 1 and revolutionised the way music was sold in the UK for ever
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

University of Derby | College of Arts

The College of Arts is a strong creative community of staff and students. Dynamic, energetic and contributing to a flourishing creative economy, we are
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

Mad Men and invisible women: how the advertising industry failed to move on

Mad Men and invisible women: how the advertising industry failed to move on | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Unilever trumpeted a new advertising strategy at an industry shindig in Cannes last week, saying the time for sexist ads had passed – but how much have things really changed?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

London mayor bans Tube ads that promote unhealthy body image

London mayor bans Tube ads that promote unhealthy body image | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
LONDON (AP) — Advertising that promotes an unhealthy body image will be banned on London's subway network, in a move that signals a backlash against suggestive marketing in public places.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

Rise of female monsters shows horror movies are not afraid of big, bad women

Rise of female monsters shows horror movies are not afraid of big, bad women | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is one of the most feminine horror films ever, part of a trend for showing women in all their shrieking, axe-murdering glory
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

Riveting Video Shows The Harmful Consequences Of Objectifying Women

Riveting Video Shows The Harmful Consequences Of Objectifying Women | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Are you listening, advertisers?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

Taylor Swift Is Highest-Paid Musician: Who Else Is On The ‘Billboard’ List?

Taylor Swift Is Highest-Paid Musician: Who Else Is On The ‘Billboard’ List? | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The Billboard list of highest-paid musicians for 2016 is out courtesy of Yahoo. The list confirms without a doubt that Taylor Swift did make a huge fortune from
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

The 20 Best TV Dramas of the Last 20 Years

The 20 Best TV Dramas of the Last 20 Years | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
From "Mad Men" to "Friday Night Lights," these 20 dramas helped define the modern TV landscape — even if they're still a part of it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

Thom Yorke and Ed O'Brien are talking about 'The King of Limbs'

Earlier today Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Ed O'Brien appeared on NPR's All Things Considered to speak about The King Of Limbs. This was the first interview ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

Radiohead Are Not As Deep As Everyone Thinks

Radiohead Are Not As Deep As Everyone Thinks | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
With the release of Radiohead's ninth album, 'A Moon Shaped Pool,' we take a deep-dive into the conspiracy theories surrounding the band.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

When it comes to interracial romances, the movies need to catch up

When it comes to interracial romances, the movies need to catch up | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Almost 50 years after Kirk and Uhura’s kiss on Star Trek, there are plenty of parts for black women - provided they want to play blue- or green-skinned aliens …
“Interspecies love is in the air!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

Can’t Hold Us Down: Women Who Have Shaped the Tech World

Can’t Hold Us Down: Women Who Have Shaped the Tech World | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Too often, history focuses on the contributions of men and not women, especially when their accomplishments are made in a traditionally male-dominated field.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

Ripley, Sexism, and Classism in ‘Aliens’ | Bitch Flicks

Ripley, Sexism, and Classism in ‘Aliens’ | Bitch Flicks | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
However, it was not until 1986 that her status as a female badass was truly confirmed in the follow-up, 'Aliens.' Yet, in-universe, it took Ripley much of the movie to gain any respect.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

Did Gender Alter the Tone of the ‘Alien’ Series? Narrative Implications of Femininity | Bitch Flicks

Did Gender Alter the Tone of the ‘Alien’ Series? Narrative Implications of Femininity | Bitch Flicks | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
It is science fiction fact however, that Ellen Ripley should not have been “Ellen Ripley” at all. Dan O’Bannon’s original script for 'Alien' stated: "The crew is unisex and all parts are interchangeable for men and women.” ...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by JW from AS Film Studies
Scoop.it!

Disney retreats from Princess Merida makeover after widespread criticism

Disney retreats from Princess Merida makeover after widespread criticism | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
'Glammed-up' version of character from Pixar animation Brave removed from Disney website after creator describes it as 'horrible'
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

Mad Men - end and beginning

Despite the fact that the ending of Mad Men was brilliant, I felt the need at some full stop that would completely finish the understanding of this saga for me.…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

Fight the power: how the female superhero is finally taking flight

Fight the power: how the female superhero is finally taking flight | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
After years of trashy remakes and underwhelming supporting roles, do Jessica Jones, Agent Carter and Supergirl represent a new era of female (super) empowerment?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

International Women's Day: Why women can thrive in sci-fi - BBC News

International Women's Day: Why women can thrive in sci-fi - BBC News | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The flexible rules of the science fiction setting can empower and liberate female protagonists, argues Jennifer Stuller.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

Scarlett Johansson's casting sparks 'whitewashing' debate - BBC News

Scarlett Johansson's casting sparks 'whitewashing' debate - BBC News | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Casting of Scarlett Johansson in an Asian role leads to accusations of 'whitewashing'.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

After Mad Men and Breaking Bad, what’s next for The Great American Drama?

After Mad Men and Breaking Bad, what’s next for The Great American Drama? | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
The last decade was a golden period for US TV, but all good things must come to an end. Could one of these hard-hitting shows fill the void?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

Marcella and Female Detectives in TV Crime Drama – Mad Women and Bad Men

Marcella and Female Detectives in TV Crime Drama – Mad Women and Bad Men | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
by Dr Elizabeth Yardley, Associate Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University. The ITV crime drama series Marcella draws to a clos
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

Marvel axed female villain from Iron Man 3 after fears of poor toy sales, says director

Marvel axed female villain from Iron Man 3 after fears of poor toy sales, says director | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Shane Black says he was forced to change film’s script after receiving a ‘no holds barred’ memo about his villain’s gender
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

'Game of Thrones' Is the Bloody, Sword-Filled Sexfest Our Generation Deserves

'Game of Thrones' Is the Bloody, Sword-Filled Sexfest Our Generation Deserves | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
It's gotten to point that even President Obama makes Red Wedding jokes.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by JW
Scoop.it!

Radiohead release new album A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead release new album A Moon Shaped Pool | A2 Media Studies | Scoop.it
Band’s first album since 2011’s The King of Limbs appears on Apple Music and Tidal ahead of physical release in June
Share your reviews
Radiohead released their long-awaited ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool, on Sunday night.
more...
No comment yet.