This Video By CoverGirl Model James Charles Contains All My New Go-to Responses to Personal Drama

James Charles, the vlogger and social media star who became CoverGirl’s first man spokesmodel last fall, is currently knee deep in messy internet drama thanks to a series of now-deleted tweets he published while watching the movie It in theaters over the weekend. If that sentence made your stomach churn, I suggest you…

About the Gross Child Sex Scene in It That Didn't Make It Into the Movie

It’s always unnerving when an adult author effectively tells his reader, “Consider these children having sex,” but some books do a better job of justifying it than others (like Edmund White’s gay bildungsroman A Boy’s Own Story). Stephen King’s It, in my estimation, does not do a very good job of justifying a…

Let Me Assure You That the Original It TV Movie Is Nowhere Nearly as Scary as You Remember

To prepare for Andy Muschietti’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s It, I watched Tommy Lee Wallace’s original two-part tv movie from 1990 this weekend. Like the characters in the movie, I didn’t recall how horrendous this relic from my past was. Hokey, obvious, derivative, horribly acted, incompetently directed, It is…