Blinded By the Light (of the Glistening Bare Abs at This Romance Con)

One thing struck me immediately upon my arrival at the RT Booklovers’ Convention, and that was the proliferation of abs. So many abs! Abs on the elevators, abs on the walls, abs in the welcome bag, abs plastered all over the promo materials. Abs, abs, abs, abs. I don’t even care about abs and I’m in female-gaze hog… » 5/15/15 12:50pm 5/15/15 12:50pm

'Magic Mike,' Junk in the Face and the Female Gaze

Magic Mike made a healthy $39.16 million this past weekend, a very tidy sum for a Soderbergh film with a production budget of only $7 million. Standing in line to enter a sold-out showing on Friday night, two things were overwhelmingly obvious: First, the audience was 99% female, and second, they were positively giddy » 7/02/12 3:30pm 7/02/12 3:30pm