Also from Bitch is a roundup of great new comics, some I’m familiar with (On Loving Women, Over Easy), some that I really want to read (Pregnant Butch, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth), and all worth checking out.
So. You’ve all probably seen, or at least heard about, last week’s Game of Thrones episode, “Breaker of Chains.” I’m pretty upset about the show taking ambiguously consensual sex scenes from the books (due to unreliable narrators) and making them even less consensual, and a lot has been written on the subject in the last week. The Mary Sue has a great roundtable discussion that outlines exactly why the scene is so uncomfortable, the less-than-stellar response from the director, and why it’s so damaging to have media reinforce the idea that no doesn’t actually mean no.
Have you watched Standard Action? You should watch Standard Action. It’s an RPG-themed webseries that got funding for a third season, so catch up now! Plus you get to look at beautiful Vancouver forests.
Evan Rachel Wood got mad when a scene of her receiving oral sex got cut from her upcoming movie and, as the Province reports, she gave a pretty great Twitter takedown of the Motion Picture Association of America. If you’re interested in learning more about the sexism and homophobia that plagues movie ratings, I highly recommend the documentary This Film is Not Yet Rated.
Want to read about the summer a queer teen of colour went to an all-white, Christian, outdoors camp? Want to read about it in comic form, with lush, Miriam Katin-esque coloured pencil drawings? Then As the Crow Flies is for you!