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Laverne Cox’s Documentary Special “The T-Word” Is Groundbreaking, Must-Watch TV

Laverne Cox's Documentary Special "The T-Word" Is Groundbreaking, Must-Watch TV
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“When a baby is born, one of the first question asked when is it a boy, or is it a girl? But what if it’s not that simple?” The question, posed by actress and advocate Laverne Cox, sets the stage for the hour-long documentary, “ Laverne Cox Presents: The T-Word.” Cox, an executive producer on the project as well as the host, takes viewers into the lives of seven different transgender youth, ranging in age from 12 to 24.

The stories of these young men and women provide a face, a name, and a reality to the horrifying statistics related to the trans experience. Trans men and women face significant challenges at both systemic and daily levels. A 2014 National Transgender Discrimination Survey Report looked at the data to better understand why 41 percent of people who are trandgender or gender nonconforming have attempted suicide, a staggering nine times higher than the national average. Homelessness, which is especially prevalent in trans youth, was a large factor, with 69 percent of homeless transgender people reporting they had tried to kill themselves. Many are also victims of domestic violence, at the hands of both family and friends, according to a report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence programs, people who identify as transgender are 28% more likely to experience violence than those who are gender normative. Transphobia and trans discrimination and violence are still all too real in this country, despite the increased visibility of high profile transgender people like Laverne Cox, Janet Mock and many others. Keep reading »

There Will Be Flashbacks On Season 5 Of “Game Of Thrones”

OH YAY: It’s been confirmed that there will be flashbacks on season five of “Game of Thrones.” A woman on Tumblr had leaked that her daughter had read for the part of “Young Cersei,” which unofficially confirmed some of series fans’ dreams, but now writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have officially stated that flashbacks will be included.

Teeny weeny show spoilers ahead (would you guys catch up already?!), but I won’t spoil anything for those of you who are lazy and didn’t read the books (I’m kidding, you’re not lazy, it took me months to get through all five and I had some pretty big chunks of free time). Keep reading »

7 Reasons I’m Already Totally Obsessed With “The Affair”

7 Reasons I'm Already Totally Obsessed With "The Affair"

I’ve been seeing ads for Showtime’s “The Affair” for months now, so there was a lot of build up to last night’s series premiere, and I was expecting to be disappointed as a result. Hardly. Despite it’s utterly schmaltzy sounding title, “The Affair” is straight up juicy, smart, sexy TV. “True Detective” presented by Harlequin, or whatever. I’m obsessed. Here’s why. Keep reading »

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read The Radical Housewife, Watch “Transparent” & Cook Soup

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read The Radical Housewife, Watch "Transparent" & Cook Soup

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Helena From “Orphan Black”

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Helena From "Orphan Black"

“Orphan Black” is one of my favorite shows on TV, so who better to channel for Halloween then my favorite clone, Helena. (Or, if you’ve got a gang of girls, go as ALL the clones.) Chances are, you can pull a lot of this costume from your own closet — Helena is all about her army green hooded parka, basic tanks, grubby jeans and rugged boots, just make sure to distinguish yourself from the average street urchin by adding a curly blonde wig and red-rimmed eyes, “Bahhhhhh”-ing at everyone you meet, talking about your sestras, and pulling an array of snacks, like toast, sugar packets and fried chicken, from your coat pockets. Keep reading »

The Computer Game Myst Is Being Developed As A TV Show

File this under YAAAASSS: The computer game series Myst is getting a TV show and a new game for tablets along with it.

Cyan, Inc., the company that produced the Myst game series, is teaming up with Legendary to produce the show. For reference, Legendary is partnered with Warner Brothers and is the production house behind movies like “300,” “The Watchmen,” “Inception,” “Sucker Punch” — you get the idea. Visually fantastic films. They have a TV division that’s been largely inactive other than acquiring other TV production houses, but now they’re developing Myst, and that makes me very, very happy. Keep reading »

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