- AV Club has the scoop on Elizabeth Banks optioning Lindy West's feminist memoir, Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman. Apparently the goal is to produce a half-hour series. In case you didn't know, Banks is actively working to get women employed in Hollywood. Now that's something we can get behind! (Critical Writ staff)
- This is definite Critical Miss: Nicki Minaj posted some crappy stuff on her Instagram. And by crappy, we mean posting a video of her laughing and making fun of a potentially mentally ill person on a Miami sidewalk. Eww. Clean up your act, girl. We get enough bullying from our president-elect and his followers. (Ivonne)
- Cate Blanchett's Oceans Eight character is totally queer, right? And you totally need to dress like her, right? Of course! Autostraddle has the goods. (Critical Writ staff)
Today's musical hit: you will never again look at "Bohemian Rhapsody" quite the same way after this Literal Bohemian Rhapsody short film.
Today's critical rolls:
1. Assuming you watched the Literal Bohemian Rhapsody above (and you totally should, go now, we'll wait), what other songs should be done in a literal short film format like this?
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