This Video Examines How The Big Bang Theory Normalizes A Competitive, Self-Hating Version of Geek Masculinity
In his second video on The Big Bang Theory, YouTuber Pop Culture Detective examines how the show normalizes a vision of masculinity in which men police and humiliate each other when they dare to demonstrate emotional openness, vulnerability, and other "feminine" behaviors.Read More
This video from Pop Culture Detective analyzes how The Big Bang Theory uses lampshading and nerdy stereotypes in a way that suggests geeky guys' misogyny is "just another socially awkward personality quirk."Read More
This new spin-off show feels like a giant step away from a commitment from society to acknowledge asexuality as a valid identity.Read More
What may seem like a whole new breed of leading male protagonist on TV, born from the widespread assimilation of nerd culture into the mainstream, is little more than your average alpha-male with an IQ upgrade.Read More
Zootopia is an accessible and incredibly timely movie, a fact that seems to resonate with both its fans and its critics. Bloomberg reports that Zootopia overtook Kung Fu Panda 3 as the highest-grossing cartoon in China since its release on March 4th.Read More
That spiffy hardcover book contains a behind-the-scenes look at the crafting of the smash hit musical Hamilton, by composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and theatre critic Jeremy McCarter. The book comes out on April 12th!Read More
Shocking no one.
Last month Forbes released a list of 2015's highest-paid TV actors, and now they've shared their findings on the world's highest paid TV actresses.Read More
A documentary that tries to make RedPill/PUA dudes look endearing.
I am not a fan of The Big Bang Theory, though everyone tells me I should be; "It's funny! You'll love the nerdy guys!" Well, after checking out the show a few times, I came to the conclusion that most of the characters on the show are completely unlikeable, especially given the contempt with which they treat the "pretty girl."Read More
For REAL, though.
Not pictured: evil Wilhelmina Wheaton. (via JuliaJm15 on Tumblr)Read More
Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco Says She Isn’t Feminist, Rounds Out a Year of Celebrities Who Don’t Understand Feminism
Here we go again.
The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting is the cover story on the latest edition of RedBook, out next week, and she wants the world to know that she definitely isn't a feminist because she likes to serve her husband. Sigh.Read More
Shiver me White Walkers!
It's good to be the King?Read More
This is just like magic!
The Big Bang Theory takes a lot of crap from the nerd community. We have a hard time being happy, don’t we? The science is too sciency. The science isn’t sciency enough. Where are the women? Well we don’t like those women – give us some we can. Don’t get me wrong: I like to pick apart a TV show just as much as the next girl. But I really love The Big Bang Theory, and the reason why might surprise you. I totally adore the women in the show. Yeah, I said it. I totally adore Penny and her Lady Posse.Read More
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So that's happening.
Whether you're a fan of The Big Bang Theory or not, you might want to tune in to a very special episode next month. Our friend Bill Nye just announced on Twitter that he'll be guest starring on an episode with comedy legend Bob Newhart.Read More
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Warner Bros. has revealed the bags that will be available this year at San Diego Comic-Con, and they have some exciting extra features. Each bag can be turned into a backpack and comes with a detachable cape! Check out the bags and capes for Teen Titans Go!, Supernatural, Revolution, and other popular shows, and decide which design you want before you're confronted with the 130,000 bags made for Comic-Con next week. Though there are no photos yet, Warner Bros. is also releasing Godzilla, LEGO Movie, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, classic television Batman, and 300: Rise of an Empire bags.Read More
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Holy Rusted Metal Batman!
Just in case you forgot who Batman was, here's a fantastic supercut of lots of people claiming to be Batman. Now obviously, we all know there is only one Batman and his name is Bruce Wayne, but that doesn't mean the rest of us can't have a little fun playing pretend now and then. Watch as several actors who have played Batman on the screen take their turn claiming the title, while several others from our geek realm try the same. (via The High Definite)Read More