Interview: Carrie McCrossen On Using Sketch Comedy to Address Unrealistic TV Moms (From MILF to Soccer)
Carrie McCrossen, inspired by media portrayals of motherhood (and fears of real-life motherhood), put together a sketch show titled "M.I.L.P. (Moms I'd Like to Portray)" where she acts and sings through a generous amount of mom tropes—with some voicemails from her own mom sprinkled in.Read More
Hot on the heels of Netflix changing their maternity leave policy, Microsoft has now updated their maternity and family leave policy, allowing new parents to take more time off to tend to their children.Read More
Zoe Saldana Says Hollywood Had an Issue with Her Getting Pregnant, Thinks They Should Pay for Childcare
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't mess with Zoe Saldana.Read More
The once-progressive franchise takes a big step back.
Remember a few weeks ago, when there was much debate as to whether or not Jurassic World was sexist? And if releasing a certain clip had simply been a miscalculation on the studio? Was that scene nothing more than screwball banter that was misconstrued outside of the larger context of the film? Well, the movie’s out and, unfortunately, it seems the scene isn’t what we were promised by the film’s director - and the movie does feel sexist. A lot more sexist than I expected.Read More
♫ My ducts are plugged, and my nipples are chapped ♫
We here at The Mary Sue are huge fans of period subscription service HelloFlo, so we're super excited to share this trailer for the company's upcoming campaign for new moms.Read More
A series of Fallopian tubes!
The best introduction for Naama Bloom's one-of-a-kind period subscription service HelloFlo (like Birchbox, but for your hoo-ha!) might be Camp Gyno, the company's viral ad from 2013 featuring the world's youngest gynecologist.Read More
I, too, thought Matt Damon was great in this movie.
Movies retold by mom may be the single most relatable concept on YouTube. Poor Leo. Hey, he was great in those Bourne movies!Read More
If I didn't love my Mom then would I have this bicep tattoo? No!
By now many of us have probably seen the viral video for "The World's Toughest Job." I was afraid my frustration with the ad stemmed from being a soulless millennial, but thankfully I'm not the leader of the #World'sToughestJob backlash--plenty of others are upset and offended by American Greetings' and cardstore's shameless ad.Read More
Allow Us To Explain
After watching this video of a mom trying to explain The Matrix, I'm convinced I must make my mom do the same. She's well-known for getting character names wrong when trying to describe a piece of media to me and I'm certain she'd be a YouTube hit. But I digress, Joe Nicolosi got there before me and his mom is a riot. (via HyperVocal) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
A Series of Fallopian Tubes
Vital Information for Your Everyday Life
The producers abandoned the idea of a traditional set altogether to enter a world of virtual reality via a series of "projections" designed to give the show a constantly-changing look. The virtual end goal is for Franco and Hathaway to take viewers on a trip through Hollywood history with six or seven scenic transitions.Sounds familiar, but I'm guessing they'll strive not to put anyone in the hospital. Here's hoping they go full George Lucas on the whole thing, and James Franco is actually replace by a charmingly uncomfortable third world stereotype. But right. Moms. Read More