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Cross-referencing. Like a lady Giles.
Resides in Brooklyn
What I'm ReadingSaga, The Unwritten, Buffy S9, Angel & Faith. Catching up on Promethea, Rex Libris
What I'm PlayingD&D, just this month! Never done it and I'd like the nerd street cred!
What I'm WatchingStandard geek fare: Doctor Who, Torchwood, anything in the Whedonverse, BSG

Recent Posts by cocodevaux

Holy sexism, Batman!

Female fans are saying NO to "Batman's Wife" merch, because ew.

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Guardians of the Galaxy: A GeeksOUT Groupthink

The GeeksOUT crew reviews Guardians and tells you if it's worth your money.

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Doctor Who series 8 trailer lands!

New creatures, old friends, and more than just Peter Capaldi's eyebrows!

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Join the GeeksOUT blogging team!

Calling all fangrrls and fanbois!

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Strong Female Characters: Sara Benincasa's Great

Talking YA, chicks, and Doctor Who with comedian and author, Sara Benincasa. Because Strong Female Characters aren't just in fiction but behind it.

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Interview Alert: Joey Stern at C2E2

Comics site The Two Page Spread talks to our very own Joey Stern in this quick get-to-know-ya interview

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You Bet Your Bechdel: Sexism in Moffat's & Davies' Doctor Who

Turns out, the man who refused casting a female Doctor has a problem writing for women.

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Maleficent: Win Prizes (Prince Phillip not included)!

Cast a spell in your own t-shirt and horns!

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 on Wed, May 28, 2014

I'm going with CIA Agent Evelyn Salt. SALT is far from Angelina's highest-rated or best films but it is my favorite of hers and its mainly because of the casting process. The character was originally written as a man and Tom Cruise was offered the part but they ultimately changed the name to Evelyn and gave it to Angelina. The character was left pretty much as is. The problem with many female-driven films is that the "strong female characters" end up being written sexualized fantasies of the men who write them. They run around scantily-clad even if it doesn't really make sense...this is one film where it's just Angelina being badass without the typical gender bias instead of running around in heels with a gun like Mr. and Mrs. Smith or cutoff shorts even though she is in a freakin' jungle like she does as Lara Croft in Tombraider. That is why Salt is my fav. of her strong female characters.

 on Wed, May 28, 2014

I liked her in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. She showed that women could be tough against men.

 on Wed, May 28, 2014

I'll go with her in Girl Interrupted.  I haven't been a fan of all of her films, but she was so arresting in this.  

 on Wed, May 28, 2014

I have to agree with you on Agent Evelyn Salt.  I'm not a big fan of hers but I liked the role she played and I like that genre of movie.  I am looking forward to Maleficient as I am a fan of Disney and she looks perfect for the part.

 on Thu, May 29, 2014

Great, everyone! Keep them coming!

 on Sat, May 31, 2014

I just saw Maleficent and she is

mesmerizing in it. The role was written for her. Best, by far!

 on Sat, May 31, 2014

I liked her in Girl, Interrupted. Haven't seen Maleficent, but it's on the list.

 on Sun, June 1, 2014

Jolie as MALEFICENT is, by far, the best. I saw her in IMAX tonight.  She was great.