great styling with no substance – a review of netflix’s ratched

*content warning – lots of spoilers! Last week, Netflix released the first season of Ratched, a new series following Mildred Ratched as she presumably turns into the villain of Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Developed by Ryan Murphy, the series will meet pressure to stack up against the success of his other … Continue reading great styling with no substance – a review of netflix’s ratched

tangerine’s masculinities, freedom in intimate self-knowledge

*content warning – discussion of violence, quoted homophobic and transphobic slurs The queer* protagonists of Tangerine (2015) often assert their masculinity in order to overcome situations that they find compromising—with varying degrees of success. Although this reliance on masculinity as a claim to power is not without its problems, as it can be argued that it perpetuates traditional, … Continue reading tangerine’s masculinities, freedom in intimate self-knowledge