Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mid-Week Reads: Movies and Videos

Dustin Hoffman wanted to be a beautiful woman, and that made him realize the unreasonable societal expectations of women's appearance.
There are too many interesting women I haven't had the experience to know in this life because I have been brainwashed.
Now I have to look up the movie Tootsie. Any of you watched it?

This fun Indian blog runs the Bechdel test on movies.

This ad for toys is the cutest thing ever.

In other news, I've been watching Elementary, the TV show adaptation of Sherlock Holmes. It's the most fun show I've watched in a long time, and the most feminist show I've watched (though the first couple of seasons of Bones was close). I wanted to watch it because of Shakesville's recommendation, and the Guy and I devoured the entire season (24 episodes, I think) in two weeks. The mysteries aren't great, but that's the most likeable Holmes and the best Watson ever. Yet I think they've stayed pretty close to canon in terms of characters and personalities while updated everything to modern-day New York.

I'm sad there's only one season of Elementary, and I have to wait for new episodes. In the meantime, we're trying Homeland and some more Law and Order. Anything else I should be watching? I somehow don't think I'll like Dexter.

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