Posts by Destiny Washington

CINE-WEEN: I’M JUST F*CKING WITH YOU – AN ANALYSIS OF TROLLING

I am a typical horror movie snob, turning my nose up at most Hollywood regurgitations of classics and so-called innovative concepts in modern horror, so impressing me with a recent or current film is often a difficult task. However, I was no less than completely refreshed and excited by Hulu’s I’m Just F*cking With You. The movie begins by introducing Larry (Keir O’Donnell), the main character and what patriarchal society would classify as a “beta male.” He is a neat-freak and stereotypical passive aggressive male loner (read: incel vibes) with a shy demeanor and antagonistic outlook on life. Larry does not
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NOTHING TO DO: An Honest Look at Family Pathologies, Grief and Human Vulnerability

“What happens when you can’t stand the way your sibling does just about anything, but you’re forced to be with them during your father’s last days on Earth?” Upon reading that sentence, I was fully intrigued to watch this film because of my own personal experiences with sibling rivalry and the consistent quest of alleviating it. From the beginning, Nothing to Do showcases the honest and conflicting truth of dealing with the death of a loved one. It also brings up the inevitability of having to be around people you wouldn’t otherwise because of familial bonds. The leading character, Kenny (Paul Fahrenkopf),
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Evolution Televised: Women’s Wrestling in 2018

When discussing pro-wrestling in 2018 — especially end of the year lists curated by pro-wrestling outlets — many people still point to places or matches that do not include women. Although there is a declarative “evolution” happening as far as perception and opportunities for women who wrestle in the business itself, there are still hordes of fans who ignore the matches and storylines entirely. As a rabid pro-wrestling mark and current pro-wrestling trainee, it stings me in two ways when folks dismiss or discourage women’s wrestling. Firstly, as a fan offended for the performers who destroy themselves like well-disciplined soldiers, and
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