A love letter to Justin Bieber's hair


Yo, Justin’s hair. Check you out, man. Your hair, dude. Your hair. It’s magical. You’re magical.
I swear that you have like, I don’t know, this magnetic pull or something that draws us to it. I can’t stop looking; I don’t want to stop looking. It’s beautiful.

I remember when I first saw you on some YouTube video covering Chris Brown’s With You. Even then I knew that your hair would be a star. There was a special quality about it. It was sort of a bowl cut, but you made it yours like no one had ever had that same style. It sat on your head effortlessly. You were made for each other.

In your debut single, One Time, you said you were “killing it” while playing some Xbox game with your bro. You know what you were killing, Justin? Your hair game. It was on point. So on point.

Why can't Johnny and Sue be related in the new Fantastic Four movie?


When I heard about Michael B. Jordan being cast as Johnny Storm in the reboot of the Fantastic Four movies, my first reaction was to make a lot of excited and strange noises because him in anything, let alone as superhero, is worth getting hyped up for. I didn't think about how that would affect the relationship with Sue, his biological sister. And by ‘effect’ I mean to say her skin colour. Both Johnny and Sue in the comics are white and they had cast Jordan, who is black.

Before drawing to the sibling racial questions, most of the backlash was against the decision to pick a very talented black guy to play an originally white character. Because that’s the worst thing that could happen to a beloved franchise, right? It’s hardly as if black actors have to struggle to find good roles in Hollywood.

Becoming Rebecca Doppelmeyer


Artwork by Emma Cohen.

It was something like 3am on a school night when I watched Ghost World for the first time. I was 12 and was dealing with the uncomfortableness of being a pre-teen girl; struggling with the difficulty of school, making friends, horrible back and stomach-aching periods and having to wear bras (to be honest, I’m still not over hiking up my boobs in a weird, wiry material, or time of the month’s). I was awkward, but dry humoured and sought friendships online because it was easier for me to connect with people in an anonymous space.

Watching a sarcastic and not really sure of herself character on screen, like Enid, I felt as if I’d found someone who, you know, understood me. When she got on the bus that never came at the end of the film, clutching her small suitcase as she headed off into the unknown, I thought she was the coolest person ever. I didn’t really ‘get’Ghost World then, but at the time, I thought I’d had it all figured out - I wanted to be like Enid.

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Zoe, you don't need the approval of teenage boys


In an interview with /Film about Marvel’s next MCU franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy, Zoe Saldana – who plays leading lady Gamora in the film – said the following about the design of her character:
[And] what I was thinking was, “She just needs to be pretty.” And that’s usually a thing that I don’t think about with other characters that I play but for some reason because I was going to be green and I was going to be the lead girl, I just wanted teenage boys to find me attractive.
Now, this isn’t some anti-Zoe/feminist ‘crusade’ or whatever. The surprise here is that she became a famous Hollywood actress by playing women that aren’t totally reliant on their ‘attractiveness’. Not just that, but in sci-fi and action films too, which, unfortunately, is rare. She’s echoing the consensus of comic reading and comic movie watching fans that we’ve all heard before – that the sole demographic are teenage boys.
 

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