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Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Is “Played to Perfection” by Its Actors

Although I'm bound by an Unbreakable Vow not to reveal the secrets of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, I can tell you that all the details that make HP so awesome are there, and that the cast is...well, magical.

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The Mary Sue Interview: My So-Called Secret Identity‘s Creator On Why Smart Is A Superpower & The Future Of Women in Comics

Last summer I learned of a Kickstarter fundraiser for a comic called My So-Called Secret Identity. Being a fan of My So-Called Life in the '90s, I was compelled by the title. As I clicked through the website, I felt an instant draw both to the comic and to protagonist Cat, whose mantra “smart is a superpower” made me burst with pride.

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Slut: A Documentary Film Challenges Rape Culture

"Slut" shouldn't be shaming.

A new documentary by Emily Lindin is seeking funding to complete post-production. Slut: A Documentary Film tells the story of Rehtaeh Parsons, a Nova Scotia teen who took her life in 2013 after being gang-raped and subsequently sexually bullied. Through the diverse stories of four women, Slut: A Documentary Film explores how we can work toward a world where sexual assault victims get the support they need, and where the word "slut" doesn't even make sense as an insult.

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How I Am Santa Claus Producer & WWE Legend Mick Foley Feels About The Backlash To The Film’s Gay Santa

The spirit of the season is about love and acceptance.

“I am a guy who used to go out of my way to make people dislike me for a career. But this is what puts people over the edge?” WWE Hardcore Legend Mick Foley (aka “Mankind,” “Dude Love,” and/or “Cactus Jack”) knows a thing or two about creating a character. But when the trailer for I am Santa Claus, in which Mick stars and produces, was released, Mick discovered that having a gay man in a film which celebrates professional Santas was enough to turn the internet on its ear.

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16 Women on Television Who Challenge The Male Gaze

Orange is the new dismantling male dominated media.

As described in “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” Laura Mulvey’s seminal work on the objectification of women in film, the "male gaze" refers to female characters fulfilling the role of attractive, passive playthings for men. Yet many contemporary shows rebel against this model by presenting multi-layered women who demand the audience’s attention. Here are 16 characters currently on the air who do just that.

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