The Wachowski siblings have become famous by making the occasional amazing movie amidst a bunch of not so amazing movies. The Matrix is likely their biggest hit, and cemented the Wachowski Brothers as a team to count on for great movies, at least a third of the time. Larry Wachowski changed all that when he transitioned into Lana Wachowski, a pink-haired anime sprite masquerading as a human. Now they simply go by The Wachowskis, so as not to get hung up on the binary false-idol that plagues the less-enlightened. However, it appears that perhaps now they could actually go by the Wachowski Sisters, because Andy Wachowski has now completed his own gender reassignment and become Lilly Wachowski. For a couple people so anti-binary, it seems odd that it be so important to migrate to the other side of the binary equation they choose to reject. As one of the few people who understood the Architect’s Speech in The Matrix: Reloaded, I figured I was smart enough to understand the Wachowski’s choices, but I guess not. I’ll go back to being a sleeping slave of the machine.
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure is one of the greatest movies ever created. A silly, childish pervert on an adventure to find his bicycle sounds like something dreamt up by a team of Swedish Bronies, rather than Paul Reubens, but with Tim Burton at the helm, it worked. So, why shouldn’t people try to go back to the well again and cash in on a cult following property like Pee Wee? Well, the trailer for Pee Wee’s Big Holiday answers that question more succinctly than my acid tongue could. Watch it, and then weep for your childhood along with me.
The world of modeling has been lacking some serious diversity, namely people who don’t look like they should be modeling. Plus sized women, women with disabilities, girls with Down’s Syndrome… these groups are not well represented in the modeling world. Probably because modeling is mostly about good-looking girls and not representing the less-fortunate groups of the world. Nevertheless, one brave young heroic girl with Down’s Syndrome has been thrust into the spotlight as she is being called the world’s first professional model with Down’s Syndrome. It’s unclear if this title has been given to her by anyone other than her mother, but once it hits BuzzFeed, it doesn’t really matter.
Prison rape is an old cliché and probably not something you actually need to worry about; you’ve probably just watched The Shawshank Redemption too many times. At least, that was my assumption until NY State Correctional Officials released a video for new inmates describing how to avoid getting raped in prison. I’d say if they’re using training videos to help you avoid rape in prison, you should probably be concerned. A life of crime is never as appealing as it seemed once you’ve had stitches in your anus.