Trash & Treasures – Newsies

A decade later we would have Billy Elliot, rendering this more or less useless.

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Hey y’all, I’ll be at Otakon this weekend; if you’re gonna be there, feel free to say hi!

In the meantime, just so y’all have content, I’m recapping the new season of Rick & Morty for The Mary Sue. Hopefully that’ll tide y’all over until Monday. Take care!

[Link] Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid and (Adult) Sexuality

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Here at AniFem we talk a lot about fanservice—no surprise, given how predominant and normalized the sexualization of (mostly female) characters is in the industry. But it’s far from a cut-and-dried issue: a boobs ‘n’ butts show about adults isn’t the same as panty shots of a 13-year-old which, in turn, isn’t the same as fetishizing helplessness. And all of that can make it difficult to suss out grey zones like bawdy comedy or actual sex-positive content grounded in character agency. It’s easy to make a checklist and call it a day, and while everyone has their own line in the sand, those grey zones are worth exploring.

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