My wife and I have an extensive and ever expanding list of Halloween costumes we want to put together as a couple. At the top of that list — Dr. Mrs. The Monarch and a genderfucked Henchman 21 from The Venture Bros. Had it not been for the pandemic, this would have likely been the year we would have put that plan into action. Aside from obviously being fans enough of the show to make the commitment to create costumes that intricate, I am naturally a baritone and often imitate the Missus’s voice randomly to make my own missus laugh.


I came out as transgender to my mother when I was only 18-years-old. She responded by panicking and (as to be expected) making everything about her. She kept asking, “What will people think of me?!” and faux concern trickled out in the coming weeks about how I was “going to spend my life undateable and alone because only old perverts would find me attractive,” how I “was never going to be able to find a job,” that people would “smash my car windows and attack me the second they found out,” and how I was bound to “get AIDS and…


Covens of trend-following Instagram witches are officially out of style and intersectional vampire girl gangs are the new creatures of the night that should really be feared with the release of Brad Michael Elmore’s BIT hitting VOD today.

Laurel (Nicole Maines) is a recent high school graduate who moves to Los Angeles to spend her summer vacation with her older brother. She sneaks into a party one evening and has a chance meeting with a girl named Izzy (Zolee Griggs), where a seemingly innocent one night stand leads to her being attacked, thrown off of a building, and turned into…


As of publication, we are less than a week away from one of the most anticipated video game releases of the year. On April 10th, the first chapter of the Final Fantasy VII Remake is due out. Up until this point, fans’ only glimpse at Midgar has been through the beautifully animated trailer recreations of classic scenes and locations…including the Honey Bee Inn.

In my mind, the Honey Bee Inn has always read as the specific kind of sleaze you would see in a club far off of the Las Vegas strip still trying to emulate the city’s signature glitz…


Rockstars are some of the most captivating and larger than life personalities we’ve ever seen, and we love to love them. Even if the idea of “rockstars” as we once knew them are all but extinct, we can supplement them with influencers and celebrities as a whole. The obsession with visible individuals is as intense it’s even been. In the current era of social media, now more than ever, the need to control one’s public image is paramount at risk of having their career ruined.

But what if your career is already in shambles? What if your career never really…


Of the many negative stereotypes that exist for trans people, perhaps none is more damning in the court of public opinion than the belief that we are dangerous. Whether physically or sexually, many people believe that trans folx, especially trans women, are predators out to harm the good-natured straight, cisgender people of the world. This mentality is what sparked the legal panic surrounding trans people using the bathrooms they identify with is rooted in, as well as the nearly infinite examples in all forms of fiction of trans women bamboozling men into having sex with them (i.e. “traps”).

With how…


Now that we’re in the midst of Oscar season, it only seems appropriate to revisit one of the most high profile and highest grossing transgender films of recent years, The Danish Girl. Admittedly, I have been actively avoiding this film since it’s 2015 release. The film is officially classified as a “biopic” of Lili Elbe, but that listing is a bit generous as the film is actually a loose adaptation of the 2000 fictionalized novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. This retelling is based on the posthumous autobiography titled Man Into Woman: The First Sex Change, a compilation…


The year is 2002. An innocent eleven-year-old walks through their local Drug Mart video section looking for a movie to rent over the weekend when cover art showing three men in not-at-all passing drag catches their attention. The title read Sorority Boys and I HAD to watch it. It was to the point of begging my mother to let me rent it (because it was R-rated) but she caved and rented the film. Not for me, but for us.

I was allowed to get it, but only if she watched it with me. How my rather prude mother did not…


In a similar fashion to how Heathers and Mean Girls were caricatures of the teen experience for the specific time they were released, Assassination Nation is the high school fantasy film that we deserve in a post-#MeToo, post-Trump’s election, post-“more online privacy leaks to keep track of anymore” America. Often uncomfortable and salty as hell, this film is very satisfying to watch, both from it’s writing and the catharsis released from it.

Assassination Nation is a surreal, violent x-ray of society’s brain and all of the impulses, shame, and secrets therein as represented by an entire town trying to murder…

Harmony M. Colangelo

A “ticked off tr*nny” with a mission to dissect all facets of trans representation in media, be it earnest, outdated, or anywhere in between.

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