This mattered to Kumail Nanjiani, though, and he put in the work to look and feel different. Speaking of looks, I wish Eternals would give us one. The Marvel Studios marketing machine has been on pause for the time being as the film industry rests in limbo. By now, we were supposed to already have seen Black Widow. And attached to Black Widow, we assume we would have seen a teaser trailer for Eternals.
We do have to provide just a bit of a warning though, especially if you’re a newcomer whose been in quarantine with a Hamilton fan through the past couple of months. If you haven’t experienced any of the songs, plot points, and memes that have overtaken the internet in the past couple of years, this could be you while your companion rocks to every note they’ve memorized by heart:
8. Neal Page – Planes, Trains And Automobiles
I feel kind of bad putting Neal Page from Planes, Trains and Automobiles on this list, but not since The Jerk has Steve Martin played such a convincing and detestable jerk than in this 1987 Thanksgiving classic. Whenever given the opportunity to be a decent person and keep his mouth shut, Neal consistently does himself in, whether it be in New York, St. Louis, or even Wichita, Kansas. And yeah, Neal learns a thing or two along the way, especially when he figures out what’s going on with John Candy’s Del Griffith, the marketing executive spends most of the movie going on long tirades aimed at taxi drivers, car rental clerks, and worst of all, his companion on the road.
As this fandom enters its third decade, J.K. Rowling has chosen this time to loudly pronounce harmful and disproven beliefs about what it means to be a transgender person. In addition to the distaste we feel for her choice to publish these statements during Pride Month—as well as during a global reckoning on racial injustice—we find the use of her influence and privilege to target marginalized people to be out of step with the message of acceptance and empowerment we find in her books and celebrated by the Harry Potter community.
Although it is difficult to speak out against someone whose work we have so long admired, it would be wrong not to use our platforms to counteract the harm she has caused. Our stance is firm: Transgender women are women. Transgender men are men. Non-binary people are non-binary. Intersex people exist and should not be forced to live in the binary. We stand with Harry Potter fans in these communities, and while we don’t condone the mistreatment JKR has received for airing her opinions about transgender people, we must reject her beliefs.
“My vision for the bill is twofold,” Mitchell told Glamour at the time. “First, by introducing the bill, I wanted to use it as an opportunity to educate my colleagues about the unique experience and opportunities of having Black hair. I didn’t want them to see it as a negative. Because of my natural hair texture, I have the unique opportunity to wear these amazing natural hairstyles.”
Then came dismantling myths of “professional hair” and our society’s ideas about what’s acceptable. “Our knowledge and ideas of what’s ‘appropriate,’ what’s ‘professional,’ what’s ‘beautiful,’ are based on a very Eurocentric standard,” she continued. “This bill and my mere presence in presenting the bill was going to challenge that.”
Just 12 days later, New York became the second state to make it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees because of the way they wear their hair. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Assembly Bill 07797 to “prohibit race discrimination based on natural hair or hairstyles” as well as bolster previous efforts to curb discrimination in the state.
The Crown Act was signed and went into effect immediately in New Jersey on December 19, 2019—one year after the state made national news when high school wrestler Andrew Johnson was forced to cut his dreadlocks before a match, according to the Washington Post.
On March 4, 2020, Virginia became the first southern state to officially ban hair discrimination by adopting The Crown Act, however, the legislation did not go into effect until July 1, 2020.
“It’s pretty simple—if we send children home from school because their hair looks a certain way, or otherwise ban certain hairstyles associated with a particular race—that is discrimination,” Gov. Ralph Northam said in a statement, per CNN. “This is not only unacceptable and wrong, it is not what we stand for in Virginia.”
In early March 2020, Colorado became the next state to enact the protective legislature after the governor signed House Bill 1048 at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, “a studio and performing arts school based in African-American traditions,” according to The Denver Post.
“When someone chooses to celebrate their natural hair, we should join them in that celebration and not discriminate against them,” said Rep. Leslie Herod, a sponsor of the bill.
A few weeks later, Washington joined the six other states in passing their bill to prevent hair discrimination. “Black women should not be barred from success because of the way we wear our hair,” said the sponsor of the bill, Rep. Melanie Morgan, per the Suburban Times. “The way we choose to style our hair is culturally meaningful, and it has no impact on our abilities to show up professionally, hygienically, and naturally at work and school. We are sending a message to our children, ‘You are beautiful just the way you are.’”
Sidney Poitier Had No Precedent Of Discrimination Before Coming To America
Although born in Miami, Florida, on February 20, 1927, Sidney Poitier was raised in the Bahamas and it was not until he returned to his birthplace as a teenager when he discovered the limitations forced upon people of color in the United States.
In a conversation with Oprah Winfrey, the icon credited his overcoming of “racial dogma” to his lack of awareness of, nor even belief in, those limitations, as his parents had raised him to understand his own human rights and to be “someone.” Poitier would be able to channel his strong sense of identity outside of race into many of his most memorable performances, such as his Oscar-nominated role in 1958’s The Defiant Ones, in which he and Tony Curtis play escaped prisoners chained to each other, forced to set aside their differences to survive.
In middle school, after a long day of not understanding algebra and having autonomy over almost no part of my life, I liked to treat myself to the occasional evening of watching women make each other’s lives a living hell.
Tyra Banks cut off an America’s Next Top Model contestant’s hair and then told the model she looked bad with short hair. On Gossip Girl, the richest women in the world performed Machiavellian designs on each other to insure that each supermodel billionaire was equally unhappy.
Imagine if instead I and my millennial peers—now unable to access either haircuts or wealth—had instead wiled away our Wednesday nights watching The Baby-Sitters Club. The show, a new addition to the mini-empire based on the original ‘80s and ’90s novels by Ann M. Martin, premiered on Netflix today, July 3, and it’s all that and a bejeweled Gucci fanny pack (that’s the rarified place where baby-sitter Stacey dreams of keeping her insulin pump).
Written by Glow writer Rachel Shukert, directed by Broad City alum Lucia Aniello, and starring Alicia Silverstone as well as a cast of age-appropriate actors, The Baby-Sitters Club reboot updates the classic story in a way that is somehow both unbelievably wholesome and seriously entertaining. The girls buy a landline phone on Etsy, hit up local parents with targeted Instagram ads, and make comments like, “Art shouldn’t be only the province of the privileged!” Their comedy is funny, their trauma is real, their style choices (by costume designer Cynthia Ann Summers) slay. And even though the intended audience is clearly 11-year-olds, I ate it up like chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream straight from the carton.
Despite the twenty-year time jump from the original series, the premise hasn’t changed: Kristy (smart, bossy, dresses like she only has access to fishing and hunting catalogues) has an idea: a small business of local babysitters, run by her, to capture the suburban market. Her best friend Mary-Anne (shy, sheltered) is in. Their much cooler friend Claudia (fashionable, artsy, can’t stop eating candy) is harder to convince. But she brings on Stacey (rich, blonde, but inexplicably nice) and suddenly, they’re in business. By the time Dawn shows up (chill, vegetarian, drops phrases like “socioeconomic stratification”) they’ve become each other’s chosen family.
In Ann M. Martin’s cult classic paperbacks, the girls all have one thing in common, despite differences in personality, ideology, class, and ethnicity: They love taking care of children. In the newest adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club (BSC, to fans) the girls are still individuals, and they’re still great with kids—but what they really have in common is that each one has a broken relationship with one or both parents.
Most of the best musicals of all time have multiple iterations: movie versions, animated takes, spinoffs—you get the idea. That’s because their stories are both rich and simple. Universal and specific. They’re ripe for revisiting and reanalyzing—which, to be fair, is the point of musical theater. You can see the same Broadway show two times in one week and have radically different experiences. There’s something about the art that’s more alive and electric than TV shows and movies.
That being said, sometimes the movie version of a musical is the best version. (I’m looking at you, Chicago.) When the Glamour team decided to put together a list of the best musicals of all time—in honor of Hamilton hitting Disney+ on July 3—we kept this in mind. The reviews you see, below, touch on 29 different musicals of all kinds. Some focus on the film version of a musical. Others are musicals that have only seen the stage, while others have only seen the screen. Regardless, they’re 29 stories that stand the test of time. Read on to see if your favorites made the cut.
I am fully aware the Poe family reunion was supposed to go down in Carson City, Nevada, which is a short plane ride away from Las Vegas, but they’re right in the center of everything in a matter of minutes so we can hear “How Do I Live” for like the third time in two hours. And if you have ever been anywhere when anything happens (not to mention a plane crash, a police chase, destruction, chaos, etc.) you know that there’s no way Tricia and Casey are getting anywhere near Cameron, especially when you consider the fact that everyone from the Las Vegas Police Department to the FBI will want to talk to him. But, it gives us a nice moment to end the movie on.
The ‘Riverdale’ spinoff will reportedly seek a new home.
[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]