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lizlet:

I wrote a thing for AJ Christian’s “Indie TV Innovation” series on Televisual, if you want to check it out.

lizlet:

I wrote a thing for AJ Christian’s “Indie TV Innovation” series on Televisual, if you want to check it out.

War in a Dress: Oh so it's like that ABG?

crankyskirt:

nealzonwheelz:

I appreciated ABG for the space it created, that was until they thought it was “ok” to make a joke about the disabled. Calling a character on the show “DJ Down Syndrome” implies that the cognitively disabled can’t possibly be DJ’s.  I’m sorry I AM Other, ABG and especially Issa Rae, the diabled community is not a punchline.  The 1:20 mark is where ABG has lost this “supporter”. 

 

They lost me at “tra**y” and a wack ass “apology.”

In case you want to support a show developed by and starring Black women, that doesn’t resort to the kinds of cheap shots that have been seen on ABG,* The Unwritten Rules web series is really good. Help them out if you have some change… they’re currently raising money to make Season 2.

* Full disclosure: I stopped watching Awkward Black Girl after Issa Rae’s ‘no-pology’ about using “tr*nny” on the show. I tried watching the second season for the same reason I tried watching Girls—I wanted to be informed about things I find problematic, and even though I was already uncomfortable with what I’d seen, I wanted to give the benefit of the doubt and believe that improvement was possible. (I’ve since stopped watching both shows, just so you know… a mind can only be so open before it refuses to accept not-cool shit.)

Not only did ABG season 2 continue to fuck up on things (the above “DJ Down Syndrome” non-joke, the pointless—and shitty—characterization of one minor character as an overly insistent lesbian who Rae’s protagonist refers to in a fantasy sequence as a “lesbitch”), it felt like a lazy retread of season one. I didn’t feel like there was any character development of note, and the running jokes ran flat.

I will say this, though - I’m glad there are more and more web series developed by/starring POC—Televisual has lists of them, if you want to check some out—because it means that I don’t have to cheerlead a show just because the show producer looks like me. I have no hate in me for Issa, but I don’t feel any need to support her show. Skinfolk ain’t kinfolk, as Zora put it.

webtvseriesbook:

Can you produce live shows online?  Of course you can!  We talked with expert Mike Rotman of Streamin’ Garage about his slate of original live broadcasts.  Interviews, talk shows, concerts - whatever event you’d like to cover, the technology is out there to help you broadcast it live to the world.

indicia:

Bollywood Recommendations 
So I had few requests in my askbox about recommendation for older Bollywood movies. Since no one gave me a timeline I figured people wanted “classics” to watch. Let’s get one thing clear, these are my recommendations which means these are movies I watched and enjoyed so you don’t have to agree. Second, I only went back till 1930’s because I have mostly watched talkies and silent films are not my thing. Third, besides the 30’s I chose 10 movies I enjoyed per decade which means, yes, I have left out a lot of the classics and I am sorry but I have my biases and I chose according to that. Fourth, I debated whether or not to include 90’s for a while and in the end I decided to not include it and not just because I don’t consider 90’s movies to be classics despite nostalgic sentiments. But mostly because movies before the 90’s were for proletariats but it completely changed in the 90’s since the target audience was now yuppies and the films went retro and more family oriented. IF you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to ask. 
30’s 
→ Laila Majnu:  Kanjibhai Rathod (1931)→ Devdas:  P.C. Barua (1935)  → Acchut Kanya:  Franz Osten (1936)  → Adami:  V. Shantaram (1939) 
40’s 
→ Padosi: V. Shantaram (1941) → Naya Sansar: NR Acharya (1941)→ Sikander: Shorab Modi (1941)  → Kismet: Gayan Mukherjee (1943)  → Anmol Ghadi:  Mehboob Khan (1946)  → Taqdeer: Jayant Desai (1945)  → Dharti ke Laal: KA Abbas (1946) → Neech Nagar: Chetan Anand (1946) → Jugnu: Shaukat Hussain Rizvi (1947)  → Aag: Raj Kapoor (1948) 
50’s 
→ Barsaat: Raj Kapoor (1950) → Awara: Raj Kapoor (1951) → Daag: Amiya Chakrabarty (1952) → Parineeta: Bimal Roy (1953) → Anarkali: Nandlal Jaswantlal (1953) → New Delhi: Mohan Seghal (1956)  → Naya Daur: BR Chopra (1957)  → Pyaasa: Guru Dutt (1957)  → Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi: Satyen Bose (1958)  → Kaagaz Ke Phool: Guru Dutt (1959) 
60’s 
→ Mughal-E-Azam: K Asigf (1960) → Anuradha: Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1960) → Dil Apna Aur Preet Parayi: Kishore Sau (1960) → Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam: Abrar Alvi (1962) → Bandini: Bimal Roy (1963) → Guide: Vijay Anand (1966) → Teesri Manzil: Vijay Anand (1966)  → Padosan: Jyoti Swaroop (1968)  → Ittefaq: Yash Chopra (1969)  → Bhuvan Shome: Mrinal Sen (1969) 
70’s 
→ Guddi: Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1971)→ Pakeezah: Kamal Amrohi (1972) → Garam Hawa: M.S Sathyu (1973) → Koshish: Gulzar (1973) → Abhimaan: Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1973) → Sholay: Ramesh Sippy (1975) → Nishant: Shyam Benegal (1976) → Bhumika: Shyam Benegal (1977)  → Amar Akbar Anthony: Manmohan Desai (1977)  → Ghar: Manik Chatterjee (1978) 
80’s 
→ Sparsh: Sai Paranjype (1980)→ Umraoo Jaan: Muzaffar Ali (1981) → Arth: Mahesh Bhatt (1982)→ Angoor: Gulzar (1982) → Ardh Satya: Govinda Nihalani (1983) → Masoom: Gulzar (1983) → Mirch Masala: Ketan Mehta (1985) → Bhumika: Shyam Benegal (1977)  → Mr. India: Shehkar Kapur (1987)  → Salaam Bombay!: Mira Nair (1988)

indicia:

Bollywood Recommendations

So I had few requests in my askbox about recommendation for older Bollywood movies. Since no one gave me a timeline I figured people wanted “classics” to watch. Let’s get one thing clear, these are my recommendations which means these are movies I watched and enjoyed so you don’t have to agree. Second, I only went back till 1930’s because I have mostly watched talkies and silent films are not my thing. Third, besides the 30’s I chose 10 movies I enjoyed per decade which means, yes, I have left out a lot of the classics and I am sorry but I have my biases and I chose according to that. Fourth, I debated whether or not to include 90’s for a while and in the end I decided to not include it and not just because I don’t consider 90’s movies to be classics despite nostalgic sentiments. But mostly because movies before the 90’s were for proletariats but it completely changed in the 90’s since the target audience was now yuppies and the films went retro and more family oriented. IF you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

30’s

→ Laila Majnu:  Kanjibhai Rathod (1931)
Devdas:  P.C. Barua (1935)
Acchut Kanya:  Franz Osten (1936)
Adami:  V. Shantaram (1939)

40’s

→ Padosi: V. Shantaram (1941)
→ Naya Sansar: NR Acharya (1941)
Sikander: Shorab Modi (1941)
Kismet: Gayan Mukherjee (1943)
Anmol Ghadi:  Mehboob Khan (1946)
Taqdeer: Jayant Desai (1945)
Dharti ke Laal: KA Abbas (1946)
Neech Nagar: Chetan Anand (1946)
Jugnu: Shaukat Hussain Rizvi (1947)
Aag: Raj Kapoor (1948)

50’s

→ Barsaat: Raj Kapoor (1950)
→ Awara: Raj Kapoor (1951)
→ Daag: Amiya Chakrabarty (1952)
→ Parineeta: Bimal Roy (1953)
→ Anarkali: Nandlal Jaswantlal (1953)
New Delhi: Mohan Seghal (1956)
Naya Daur: BR Chopra (1957)
Pyaasa: Guru Dutt (1957)
Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi: Satyen Bose (1958)
Kaagaz Ke Phool: Guru Dutt (1959)

60’s

→ Mughal-E-Azam: K Asigf (1960)
Anuradha: Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1960)
Dil Apna Aur Preet Parayi: Kishore Sau (1960)
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam: Abrar Alvi (1962)
Bandini: Bimal Roy (1963)
Guide: Vijay Anand (1966)
Teesri Manzil: Vijay Anand (1966)
Padosan: Jyoti Swaroop (1968)
Ittefaq: Yash Chopra (1969)
Bhuvan Shome: Mrinal Sen (1969)

70’s

Guddi: Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1971)
Pakeezah: Kamal Amrohi (1972)
Garam Hawa: M.S Sathyu (1973)
Koshish: Gulzar (1973)
Abhimaan: Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1973)
Sholay: Ramesh Sippy (1975)
Nishant: Shyam Benegal (1976)
Bhumika: Shyam Benegal (1977)
Amar Akbar Anthony: Manmohan Desai (1977)
Ghar: Manik Chatterjee (1978)

80’s

Sparsh: Sai Paranjype (1980)
Umraoo Jaan: Muzaffar Ali (1981)
Arth: Mahesh Bhatt (1982)
Angoor: Gulzar (1982)
Ardh Satya: Govinda Nihalani (1983)
Masoom: Gulzar (1983)
Mirch Masala: Ketan Mehta (1985)
Bhumika: Shyam Benegal (1977)
Mr. India: Shehkar Kapur (1987)
Salaam Bombay!: Mira Nair (1988)

ultramaricon:

(Shamelessly dropping screenshots from my pretentious art film. I’M SO SORRY!!!!)
From “Things We Both Know (Not Our Real Names),” a poem by Roy Pérez adapted into a weird little queer art film by Finn Paul.  
That’s me and tortillero. 
(Complete poem appears in FENCE Magazine #25.)

ultramaricon:

(Shamelessly dropping screenshots from my pretentious art film. I’M SO SORRY!!!!)

From “Things We Both Know (Not Our Real Names),” a poem by Roy Pérez adapted into a weird little queer art film by Finn Paul.  

That’s me and tortillero

(Complete poem appears in FENCE Magazine #25.)

“Oh hark, Alison! The theater calls. Answer! You were a smash in summer stock,” Audra McDonald shouts to her sister, Alison, as she signs autographs and collects flowers.
“I never did summer stock. That was you,” Alison replies, flatly.
“I have so many good reviews, I’ll just give you one of mine,” Audra says. “You just need to lose a few pounds. 30 or…35. Remember when you had meningitis? You were attractive then!”
Alison McDonald spoofs her 4-time Tony-award winning sister in her web project, She Got Problems. 

“Oh hark, Alison! The theater calls. Answer! You were a smash in summer stock,” Audra McDonald shouts to her sister, Alison, as she signs autographs and collects flowers.

“I never did summer stock. That was you,” Alison replies, flatly.

“I have so many good reviews, I’ll just give you one of mine,” Audra says. “You just need to lose a few pounds. 30 or…35. Remember when you had meningitis? You were attractive then!”

Alison McDonald spoofs her 4-time Tony-award winning sister in her web project, She Got Problems

lizlet = liz shannon miller online: A master list of web sites reviewing web series, and some advice

Once again providing useful services! Great job, Liz.

lizlet:

When I switched to writing a weekly column for GigaOM last year, I stopped reviewing new web series every day — however, I did not stop receiving emails from web series creators hoping I’d check out their show. I try to reply to all of these emails, but always feel bad when asked “Who else is…

entertainmentweekly:

Oh, man — ish is going down this Sunday, when Game of Thrones airs its second season finale. Theon is having a fit of pique! (It rhymes with eek.)
More preview photos here!

entertainmentweekly:

Oh, man — ish is going down this Sunday, when Game of Thrones airs its second season finale. Theon is having a fit of pique! (It rhymes with eek.)

More preview photos here!

As JACK IN A BOX wraps its final season, you’ll find plenty of shows online to sate your thirst for intelligent gay and lesbian New York comedy this summer.

The queer Woody Allens are here!

Watch THE OUTS (for the gays) and THE SLOPE (for the lesbians) by heading over HERE.

You’re welcome.

Vice on YouTube could be poised for awesome.

Vice on YouTube could be poised for awesome.

Cult web series The Variants, about the comedic goings-on of a Texas comic book store, is crowdfunding for its third season…and it’s almost there!

At Newfronts, Web Networks Take On Television!
We have a winner (okay, soon).

We have a winner (okay, soon).

After I Hate Being Single and Lena Dunham got press for representing Brooklyn, I decided to cobble together a list of scripted web shows set or filmed in Brooklyn, Queens or the Bronx — with a couple extras thrown in. Of course there are tens of thousands of web shows, many of them shot in New York city, so this is just a sampler. 
HERE’S THE LIST.

After I Hate Being Single and Lena Dunham got press for representing Brooklyn, I decided to cobble together a list of scripted web shows set or filmed in Brooklyn, Queens or the Bronx — with a couple extras thrown in. Of course there are tens of thousands of web shows, many of them shot in New York city, so this is just a sampler. 

HERE’S THE LIST.

Ze Frank is back! I’m psyched…can he do it big again?

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