Amelia McDonell-Parry

Born and raised in California, Amelia moved to NYC after graduating from the University of California at Santa Cruz. After toiling away at Interview, Rolling Stone and Maxim magazines, she made the move online and has been basking in the harsh glow of her laptop screen ever since. When she's not spending her days editing and writing (about topics as vast as feminism, Ryan Gosling, "Star Trek," and the latest D-list sex tape), Amelia is buying peonies, hanging with her dog Lucca and dreaming about her next vacation. Email Amelia at amelia[at]thefrisky.com

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The Media’s Obsession With “Mom Of The Year” Toya Graham Has Racist Undertones

As Mic notes about the inherent racism in all the attention, “The media loves Graham because she is acting how American culture stereotypically sees — and prefers — black women.”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2015

This Nina Simone Documentary Looks Ah-maaaaaazing

Nina Simone is one of those artists that I feel a deep connection to. My very first memory is of being put down for a nap in my crib — yes, my crib; I have memories from when I was an infant, apparently — and my mother putting Nina’s cover of “Cotton Eyed Joe” o…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2015

Abbi Jacobson On Faking A Walk Of Shame And Being A Badass Bitch

That girl. That girl is such a mess.”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2015

Amy Schumer’s One Direction Parody About Guys Who Love Girls “With No Makeup” Is Flawless

Amy Schumer is a national treasure and a genius at turning my dude pet peeves into hilarious boy band parodies! Check out her tribute to all those annoying songs that champion women feeling beautiful just the way they are — LOL, just kidding, are you reallllllly going to go out of the house like that?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2015

Bud Light Must Have Been Drunk When They Came Up With Their New Tagline

Bud Light has some super cool new taglines, and by super cool I mean wildly ill-advised and rapey!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2015

Courtney Stodden Is Shopping A Super Sexy Sexual Sex Tape

My favorite teen bride, floor flasher and grammar wizard Courtney Stodden is back! I know, you’re so thrilled. According to TMZ, the now 20-year-old — who was 16 when she married then-51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison and became a household name — is shopping her very own sex tape. Don’t worry, Doug is nowhere to be found…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2015

Girl, Bye: Actress Alice Eve Writes Transphobic Instagram Post About Bruce Jenner

Alice Eve, an actress who I only recognize because she played Captain James T. Kirk’s future wife Carol Marcus in the second “Star Trek” reboot, had some seriously transphobic things to say about Bruce Jenner in a recent Instagram post. In the wake of Jenner’s “20/20″ interview, in which the Olympian told Diane Sawyer, “I am a woman,”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates On Baltimore: “Wisdom Isn’t The Point Tonight. Disrespect Is.”

Atlantic columnist Ta-Nehisi Coates has written a must-read piece on the events in Baltimore, his hometown, over the last few days, starting with peaceful protests this weekend and rioting last night, in response to the death Freddie Gray (his spine was severed) at the hands of police officers. 

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2015

Black Lives Matter Supporters Pose As Forever 21 Employees, Take Over Store Window

This is so awesome. According to Gothamist (via Jezebel), activists representing the group Never 21 entered Forever 21’s store in Manhattan’s Union Square on Saturday, and managed to turn the store’s window display into a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The activists came dressed as Forever 21 employees — okay, side note, how…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 27, 2015

Bruce Jenner: “For All Intents And Purposes I Am A Woman”

Last night on “20/20,” Bruce Jenner, 65, sat down with Diane Sawyer for a two hour interview and confirmed what had long been whispered about in the tabloids: that he was transitioning to a woman, and finally living as the person he’s felt himself to be inside all his life. (I am continuing to use…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 25, 2015

Vice Week: On Lust (Or How James Deen Taught Me To Let Go)

Spoiler alert: No, we didn’t fuck.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 24, 2015

Police Accused Of Stripping Car Accident Victim And Taking Naked Photos Of Her Dead Body

Police officers in Cooks County, Illinois, are facing charges that they stripped a car accident victim of her clothing and took naked photos of her dead body for their own enjoyment. Jessica Mejia was a passenger in a car being driven by her drunk boyfriend when he slammed their vehicle into a pole, killing the 20-year-old.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 23, 2015

Paris Hilton’s Beloved Tinkerbell Has Gone To Doggie Heaven

May she live on forever in DVD copies of “The Simple Life.”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 22, 2015

Now This Is How You Get Revenge On A Cheating Boyfriend

We have a late addition to yesterday’s list of best revenge plots in history! Twitter user @foolishnessfly2 was none too pleased when she discovered her boyfriend had been running around on her, so she did what any woman in a white hot rage would do, let’s be honest, if they weren’t afraid of the consequences: she…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 22, 2015

Ben Affleck Is Sorry He Didn’t Want The World Knowing His Ancestors Owned Slaves

I regret my initial thoughts that the issue of slavery not be included in the story.”

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 22, 2015

Lindsay Lohan Tries To Compliment Her Fans In Arabic, Calls Them Donkeys Instead

Oh Lindsay. Girl can’t even give her fans a compliment without fucking it up. Yesterday, the actress posted the above image to her Instagram (it has since been deleted) of some words in Arabic with what she believed to be the English translation below. “You’re beautiful,” LiLo thought she was conveying to her legion smattering…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 22, 2015

It’s A Quadruple Rainbow, Oh My God!

It’s a quadruple rainbow, all the way! A quadruple rainbow, OH MY GOD!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 21, 2015

Kylie Jenner’s Lips Inspire Crazy Gross Social Media Trend (NSFW)

Do you really want to have to explain this to your mom, or boss, or doctor?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 21, 2015

The Return Of Jon Hamm’s Bulge Made Me Temporarily Forget His Frat Hazing Past

See, Jon, maybe you do want the public ogling and discussing the ever-chubby bulge in your pants. Much better for your reputation than the allegation that you were involved in a violent hazing incident during your college days, right? You’re welcome. Happy to do my part! [Just Jared]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 21, 2015

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