A series of strange conversations prompted me to write this article about heroes: discussions of superheroes, jerks, and yes, even underpants.
Kenneth Branagh has reinterpreted this live-action Cinderella to feel like a golden age of Hollywood classic (with English accents). Cate Blanchett’s wicked stepmother wanders around in 1940’s inspired hats with veils, pin-curled updos, bright red lips, and “mode de Paris.” The stepsisters don peter pan collars, loud prints, big curly hair, and pink, fuzzy 1950’s inspired sweater shrugs. Cinderella’s ball dress looks as if it mixed the original cartoon dress with a little Scarlett O’Hara and a lot of Swarovski crystals.
Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls is the story of two university professors, Lynn S. Zubernis and Katherine Larsen who also happen to be devoted Supernatural fans. The book follows them as they attend multiple conventions across the US and Canada, indulging in their passion whilst researching the subject with the intention of writing a book on fandom.
With the release Eclipse on DVD on Saturday, we at GeekMom decided to take a look at the Twilight phenomenon. The immensely popular series has been incredibly polarizing among fandom. One side side, teen girls reading the series, which included my own a few years ago, see someone they can identify with in Bella and a fascinating new world where they can escape. Older female