Mischa Alexander

Taylor Swift’s ‘You Need to Calm Down’ is not a gay anthem

In recent interviews promoting her new album ‘Lover,’ Taylor Swift talked about how her upcoming work would have more political substance to it. This is following her posts about the 2018 American Midterm election, in which she came out in favour of democratic candidates on the basis of their stances on issues such as LGBT, civil and women’s rights.
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Posted Jul. 17, 2019

Us: Review

A couple of years ago, if you had asked me who Jordan Peele was, I would have immediately thought of a couple of YouTube sketches involving white snow and substitute teachers. This isn’t the case anymore. Today, he’s universally known as a fantastic writer and director with a unique and...
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Posted Apr. 1, 2019

Straightwashing weakens queer representation

LGBT+ representation has skyrocketed over the last few years. More and more films and plays are featuring prominent LGBT+ characters and storylines, which is a trend I am all in favour of. However, a new conversation has emerged recently from the coils of discourse, surrounding the important question about who is playing those...
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Posted Feb. 26, 2019

Predictions in time for the Oscars!

Every year the Oscar nominations are released and everyone seems to have a conversation about it with things like the Oscars being an outdated statement of film elitism, chosen by people arguably currently out of touch with modern film going audiences as just one of the potential areas of discussion....
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Posted Feb. 25, 2019

Hamildrops and the 44th President

When it was first released on Broadway in 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical was pretty much the biggest thing in popular culture. No one was immune to its charms, including big-name actors/personalities/singers/comedians, and a whole range of famous people. It was like a new version of the Ice...
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Posted Feb. 10, 2019