Want a video essay that tracks film characters looking in mirrors, and the particularly gendered ways in which they break, or cry in front of, said mirrors? Here you go. [Fandor Keyframe]
This comment thread (presumably from Tumblr) envisions an reversed spy movie that stars Helen Mirren, objectifies the shit out of the one young man on the team, and features many explosions and one-liners courtesy of Lucy Liu. Time well spent.
So. Game of Thrones is coming back April 6th, and guys, GUYS, Dorne and the Red Viper and the Sand Snakes and I can’t even. It’s going to be amazing. Almost as amazing as this Vine of Oberyn Martell fighting with Capoeira. CAPOEIRA. I can’t. I just can’t.
This discussion of race and superhero comics, which focuses primarily on the X-Men, deals with everything from race-bending in cosplay to appropriating marginalized struggles with an all-white cast of characters. It’s pretty great. [NPR Code Switch]