We're totally whelmed.
I hate the way you don't represent me and the way you steal our care.
Let's talk about how it was more than just a teen movie—it was really about how women have multitudes. Things aren't just black and pink.
Fourteen years ago today, a little movie called 10 Things I Hate About You came out. I'm guessing you've heard of it? We were lucky enough to interview the writer of 10 Things, Karen McCullah Lutz on sororities, Prince Charmings and her many movies.
Every once in awhile, my schoolwork piles on top of me and I get stuck in a mound of self-pity and woe. When this happens to me, I like to remind myself that life is still beautiful.
The first time I tuned into ABC Family was years and years ago. Other channels had been showing previews for an ABC Family drama about a girl and a horse. Still heartbroken over the loss of my beloved Caitlin’s Way (they totally stole the plotline!), I decided to give Wildfire a try.
Okay, so a couple of weeks ago my weekly ten listed my top ten worst chick flicks ever. And you ladies had some pretty strong reactions to it and some pretty varied opinions. But amidst all those opinions I'm pretty sure I got the idea that you like chick flicks. And so do I. (Just not those.) I love chick flicks. Lots of them. There are so many amazing movies about women and for women, some about love, and some about life, that are labeled as chick flicks. And I'm not ashamed to admit that I've watched them more times than I can keep track of.
Easy A is the story of “anonymous” high school student, Olive (Emma Stone). Olive tells her story to her webcam in a monologue-esque tone. Although it is clear that she is addressing an audience, this is very clearly HER story. She explains how her friend Brandon asks her to tell everyone that they had sex so that people would think he was straight.
Obviously, most girls will agree that The Notebook is the most romantic movie of all time. We love the passion, the romance, and idea of ever-lasting love. We cry every. single. time, we watch it. We want our very own Noah, a guy who wants us badly enough that he'll dangle from a Ferris wheel just to ask us out.
Even though we usually tear up (or start flat-out bawling, depending on your current romantic situation), no girl can resist the chick-flick. Or, more accurately, the dreamboat main characters that make our hearts swoon for 90 minutes (and then again when we watch the DVD alone on a Friday night and cry into a bowl of Thai food). Those boys are just so...perfect.
Thanks to our friends over at Broadway.Tv, I was able to interview none other than Miss Julia Stiles. She and Bill Pullman are co-starring in "Oleanna," a play about tension between a college student, Carol and her professor. Though Julia is familiar with the stage, this is her Broadway debut (and she is unfamiliar with wooing her professors...).
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the sizzling it-boy of the moment, and apparently has a penchant for projects beginning with numerals instead of letters. He has been on my radar since his days as Tommy Solomon on 3rd Rock from the Sun. Man, remember that show?
I know that most people are excited for beach trips, suntans and reading for pleasure this summer, but what's getting me revved up for the next three months is the totally rad summer TV lineup. After all, sometimes we need to take a break from road trips, slip and slides, and parties and soak in laziness. Agreed?