Mindy Kaling: “Flick Chicks”

I regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than my regular human world. For me, there is no difference between Ripley from “Alien” and any Katherine Heigl character. They are equally implausible. They’re all participating in a similar level of fakey razzle-dazzle, and I enjoy … Continue reading Mindy Kaling: “Flick Chicks”

Gears of War Art Director: Everybody Likes Our Female Characters, But Nobody Likes Female Characters

themarysue: The quotes from Chris Perna, art director of the Gears of War series, that have been floating around today actually say something a little more complicated than can be reasonably slimmed down to a single headline. A slightly longer summary? Perna says some puzzling things about gender presentation in character design, acknowledges that he’s … Continue reading Gears of War Art Director: Everybody Likes Our Female Characters, But Nobody Likes Female Characters