Pop Style Opinionfest: Things to Get Annoyed At This Week

Posted on August 12, 2016

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What? Like you thought we DIDN’T have a few bitchy things to say about the latest Kardashia-adjacent invasion of all that is right and good in the world? Kittens, we went off – but not quite in the way you’d expect. In fact, there’s an argument to be made as to why Kendall Jenner’s Vogue cover is a smart and forward-looking thing for Anna Wintour to do. And unfortunately, we’re going to have to be the ones to make that argument. But we do it bitchily, we promise. The upshot is: the ship has sailed on asking “Why?” when it comes to Kardashia Koverage. The reasons why are self-evident. They are massively popular celebrities, whether we like it or not. And the elevation of Kendall to supermodel status, whether she deserves it or not, is of a piece with the careers of top models like Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid, for reasons we’ll get into.

We also have a few bitchy things to say about the following:

That shit-tastic Daily Beast story that came out yesterday (and was yanked 12 hours later), where a straight journalist went on Grindr in the Olympic Village and wrote a lurid tale of gay sex that inadvertently managed to semi-out some athletes from countries where it’s not at all easy to be gay. We’re pissed by it and we called out both the writer of the piece and The Daily Beast (a site we’ve written for in the past, full disclosure) for their blinding privilege and the lack of diverse voices in their decision-making.

The Taylor Swift PR campaign and how blatantly false it is – and why no one even cares. Prediction: She’s going to win this battle eventually. We will all be ordered to love her again at some point. It is written.

BUT! We also have some NON-BITCHY things to say about stuff that makes us happy! Stuff like:

 

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TNT’s Animal Kingdom, a drama about a super-sexy family of trashy criminals that Lorenzo can’t stop gushing over!

 

Also:

 

The trailer for Netflix’s Luke Cage and how it’s yet another example of the Black Lives Matter movement having a direct impact on a TV show (with other examples cited).

Plus: Netflix’s The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s no doubt explosive and eye-popping look at the New York black and latin music scene of the late ’70s and early ’80s and the birth of rap and hip hop, which looks…

 

 

AMAZING.

And finally, Tom nerds out a bit over the prospect of a new Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery:

 

Which will be dropping next year on a new CBS platform and which already has some interesting and diverse plans for its cast and point of view.

 

 

 

The usual spew of opinions coming from these two bitches.

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[Photo Credit: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott/Courtesy of Vogue Magazine – Video Credit: CBS Radio/Play it]

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