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Things We Saw Today: The Heathers Reboot Has a Trailer & It Has Much, MUCH Damage

You may have heard that there was a Heathers reboot series coming to the Paramount network. The premise was … interesting. In this version, the Heathers–aka the too-cool mean girls–are now the traditionally marginalized characters rather than the gorgeous waifs. The new NSFW red band trailer, however, is not interesting. It’s a garbage fire.

Where do we even start? With the post-PC culture attitude, which is nothing more than out-of-touch bigotry? (Really? “The gays and Jews are over”?) Or maybe with the fact that the very premise of the show has the pretty, straight, white, cis couple murdering POC and queer people? There’s a lot here, and none of it is good. (Well, Shannon Doherty shows up for a second. That’s almost good.)

  • Remember that “fan” edit of Star Wars: The Last Jedi that removed all the women? I briefly thought about doing a “I Watched It So You Don’t Have To” sort of post. After reading this description of what the “de-feminized fanedit” [sic] entailed, I’m glad I never tried. (via ScreenRant)
  • Princess already shared a segment from this week’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee tackling the #MeToo backlash, but this other segment from the same episode is too good to ignore. Bee wanted to do what so many reporters are doing right now: travel to rural areas of Red states and talk to the regular “forgotten working class” folks. Turns out they’re not all white men! Who knew? (via YouTube)
  • I hate that we have to wait a YEAR to read Lupita Nyong’o’s children’s book, but on the plus side, YAYYYY, Lupita Nyong’o is writing a children’s book! It’s called Sulwe, and is about “a dark skinned girl who goes on a starry-eyed adventure, and awakens with a reimagined sense of beauty.” (via The NYT)
  • This Stephen King enthusiast spent 20 years collecting first editions and original manuscripts. And he just lost a ton of his collection in a flooding accident. I can feel the collectors among you shuddering. (via i09)

What did you see out there, fellow humans?

(image: New World Pictures)

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Vivian Kane (she/her) has a lot of opinions about a lot of things. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband Brock Wilbur and too many cats.