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Today’s newsletter contains reports about Discourse on BookTwitterReactions to a pretty wild post on r/AmITeAssholeand yet another follow up MP Barry Loudermilk and the 2020 election (summer of the scoops warning!)
Then our culture reporter Michelle breaks down some online chatter fire island in our weekly “Stream now” Pillar.
Let us begin!
BOOKTOK: A discussion of the Ethics of returning e-books has resurfaced online, with authors highlighting how TikTok was one of the reasons behind a Increase in returns of e-books on Amazon, but actually prepare the whole thing first. The problem? authors are chargeable to refill the book.
DISNEY WEDDING: A post on the r/AmITeAsshole community Reddit went viral after they said it no catering provided at her wedding and chose to have the money instead Mickey and Minnie show up at their reception. As you can probably guess The post received a ton of replies. Our culture reporter Michelle breaks it down here.
CONSPIRACY: According to a recorded call between a covert Georgia lobbyist and her supporters, Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) named former Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) on her behalf just before her delivered documents to Nunes employees who falsely claimed so Italian satellites helped elect President Joe Biden. The use of “Italian satellites” was a common conspiracy theory among Trump supporters after the 2020 election.
Fire Island isn’t just a great Jane Austen adaptation. It’s also a great rom-com
It’s a truth generally accepted that the Jane Austen adaptive industrial complex is a beast for himself.
you have your more traditional adjustments (1995 pride and prejudice BBC mini-series and the 2005 Joe Wright film, Ang Lee’s sense and sensitivity, Autumn de Wildes EmmaNetflix is coming conviction film by Carrie Cracknell). There is the modern spin (clueless, The Diary of Bridget Jones). Some adaptations take more inventive turns (The Diaries of Lizzie Bennet), while others use Austen’s story as one starting point inevitably (PBS’s sand tone). And then there are far too many books to name Use the plots or characters of Austen’s novels as a basis.
So can the results sometimes be mixed before looping in the never-ending bickering about which adjustment rules over everything or Discuss your favorite Darcy on twitter.
It might be a good movie but iIt’s also a good Austen adaptation? And if it’s a successful Austen adaptation, then so be it guaranteed not always the movie itself is good. Happily, fire islandthe gay, modern variant pride and prejudice with Asian Americans front and center, from screenwriter Joel Kim Booster and director Andrew Ahn, is one of those instances where not only is it a great movie, it’s a great Austen adaptation. (It’s streaming Hi.)
In interviews, boosters said he noted how succinctly the class structure was ingrained in it pride and prejudice‘s Regency England and the story itself about his experiences visiting Fire Island as a gay Asian American male. And even if you’re not familiar with Fire Island itself, it’s easy to see where the parallels come into play. Instead of the five Bennet sisters, fire island focuses on a family experienced what could be theirs last pilgrimage to Fire Island Pines — a hotspot just off the south shore of New York’s Long Island that has been a haven for gay men for decades — to Erin (Margaret Cho), the group’s de facto lesbian mother forced to sell their house. Noah (Booster) is determined to help his best friend Howie (SNL‘s Bowen Yang) getting laid. That puts them in the orbit of Charlie (James Scully), his much wealthier group of friends, who find ways to judge Noah and Howie’s group at every turn, and his best friend Will (Conrad Ricamora), with whom Noah immediately clashes equipment.
The film don’t stray too far of the pride and prejudice we know, but Booster finds clever ways to nod, pay homage, and even undermine some of the expected tropes woven into the story and the larger rom-com genre. (There’s even a Darcy letter!)
It is smart and horny as hell (without with femininity as the punch line), and the chemistry sizzles on the screen. But it’s also a film that focuses on Asian American gay men epic romance without shrinking from the microaggressions, ostracismor fetishization to which they are subjected by primarily gay white men.
The movie won much praise since its debut on June 3, a response Booster said left him “completely overwhelmed” But last day, a tweet from New York Magazineis Hanna Rosin Sway fire island dominated the chatter about the film after giving the film a “F-minus on the Bechdel test‘ and asked if people ignore ‘the monotonous lesbian stereotypes bc cute gay Asian boys’? Her tweet, which she eventually deleted and he apologized for offensive, was immediately relatively until almost 2,000 quote retweets.
The Bechdel test, which asks whether a film features two female characters conversing about something different than a manis often seen as a benchmark when it comes to the representation of women. In reality, it really is closer to being one bar nailed that to the floor a lot of of the big films are still tripping over.
But the Bechdel test isn’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to representation: as Decider noted back in April following Netflix’s release 365: This daysome really misogynistic garbage can still pass the test.
When people took Rosin to task for what they thought was right Pinnacle of White Feminismthey argued that they used emasculating language to describe the stars of the film and pointed out that it was her applies the Bechdel test in bad faith, especially if it was a movie that was about Asian gay men. (“How come this movie about Asian gay men (a group that has never turned around a mainstream movie before) isn’t also about MEEEE?!?”) one person answered in a summary of Rosin’s answer.)
By Tuesday, the sentence “F- on the Bechdel test“ radioed a meme per se, as people used imagery from LGBTQ+ movies, gay porn, male-dominated TV casts, and other pop culture entities to illustrate other traits that e.g fire islandShe would also fail the Bechdel test. But according to meme metrics, it’s an A+.
— Michelle Jaworsky
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