So, I really enjoyed the Wonder Woman movie. It was particularly fun to see so many tired tropes subverted, and so many cool references that I rarely get to see in superhero movies.
I wrote a whole thing about it for VICE, even, which you can read here:
Wonder Woman’s Best Superpower Is Destroying Sexist Tropes >>
It took me a while to like “Black Sails”, the TV show about 18th century pirates that seemed to be made out of every trope I loved as a child.
I watched it out of order: season 2, then 3, then 1, then 4. But once I got hooked on the show’s mixture of fact and fiction, tropes I love and modern sensibilities, I fell for it hard.
Recently I had the amazing opportunity to write about some of my “Black Sails” feelings for Vice.com. The article is really only a fraction of what I think about the show, but it’s something I think needs saying. “Black Sails” broke new ground when it came to historic storytelling, especially on TV.
‘Black Sails’ Depicts the Untold Story of Queer Pirates >>