Every NYC Romantic Comedy Is Full Of Shit In The Exact Same Way

Our first mistake was going to see this thing when we did. A friend and I stumbled into a showing of How to Be Single after a few glasses of wine a few days after it hit theaters—the same weekend Deadpool opened. Our theater is a small one a few blocks away from my apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and to organize…

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The Mindy Project Goes to Hulu and Wonders What Might Have Been 

September has been a good month for Mindy Kaling. Just hot off the release of her second memoir, Why Not Me?, Kaling’s TV show The Mindy Projectwhich was recently saved by Hulu from Fox cancellation death—premiered its fourth season this week. As someone who has, for better and for worse, faithfully followed Mindy…

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Julianne Moore and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talk About How Porn and RomComs Are All About Objectification

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has come a long way since he played a superannuated teenage alien on 3rd Rock from the Sun — he just directed his first movie, which he's currently promoting at the Sundance Film Festival. Don Jon's Addiction, according to The Daily Beast, features JGL playing a guy who's addicted to porn who…

Rom-Coms Are Sort of Realizing That the ‘Best Friend’ Isn’t Just a Caricature of Endearing Loneliness

After decades of inevitable nuptials and the female leads who are too beautiful and romantical to screw up their climactic hitching, romantic comedies are beginning to relegate their brides to the background while the best friend in all of his or her drunken, self-destructive splendor, takes center-stage and falls…