Is Representation Enough?: A Research Into Negative and Positive Portrayals of Transgender People in American Television Programs

Transgender people have existed for centuries, yet television programs have tended to ignore them and their stories until recent years. While transgender people are seen as less “taboo” today than, say, in the 1950s, a significant portion of the United States still view trans people either with confusion, disgust, anger, or any combination of the […]

A History of Movie-Based Video Games Through a Transmedia Lens

For over thirty years, video games based on popular Hollywood releases have been used to line the pockets of developers and movie studios. It’s a win-win situation, as both developers and studios receive a cut of the total sales, and the game acts as an advertisement for the movie, and vice-versa. While movie-based video games […]

Final Project

When I first started listening to podcasts, four or five years ago, I never thought that I would end up attending a podcast tour or even find myself listening to podcasts on Spotify. Yet, here we are, nearing the beginning of 2020, and all these things have occurred.  I went to my first showing ofContinue reading “Final Project”

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TAKING THE NOSEDIVE INTO POP FILM CRITICISM At all of seven years old, my father decided to officially induct me into the glamorous world of pickiness, hard-assery, and popular film criticism by flipping on Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Just in case your own goofball father never wised you up to the wonders of MST3K, I’ll giveContinue reading “Research Essay:”

Disney Plus Final Research Paper

What do Captain America, Darth Vader, Cinderella, Mike Wazowski, Jeff Goldblum, and Apollo moon missions all have in common? You can stream content with them all on the brand spanking new Disney Plus streaming service. It was and still is one of the most talked about digital arrivals of the 21st century. Disney Plus, also…

Final Research Essay

“I need to wait until primetime to post this picture so that the most people possible see it.” “Please go like my last post so I can get to 200 likes.” “Let me get a picture for the ‘Gram!”  “Move the cup so the logo is facing the camera.” “Do you think I look good … Continue reading Final Research Essay

Final Research Paper

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the definition of celebrity is either “the state of being celebrated; fame” or “a famous or celebrated person”. While I believe the dictionary definition of celebrity has not changed over time, I do believe…

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