You’re Standing on My Neck: Growing up with Daria

Beavis and Butthead and Daria

Abby Terkuhle, MTV senior vice president and creative director in the 90s, said to the Chicago Tribune that Daria Morgendorffer’s character was created once Beavis and Butt-head became successful. Daria was intended to be Beavis and Butt-head’s foil. Indeed, a brilliant and sardonic woman was the perfect antithesis for these two socially incompetent boys who loved rock & roll and dirty dumb jokes. It is not strange that Beavis and Butt-head aired from 1993 to 1997, leaving the screen available for her own foil’s new sitcom, Daria, which was broadcasted from 1997 to 2002. Continue reading

Losing sight, winning beauty: Blindness in the fashion industry

Notes on Blindness (Creditos - Into Darkness Ltd)

The inner world of the blind has always intrigued us. In 1749, Denis Diderot published his “Letter on the Blind.” Scientific breakthroughs in Diderot’s time, including cures for some types of congenital blindness, sparked an interest in how the blind perceive. Therefore, the discussion on the imagination of the blind highly increased. People wanted to know how those unable to see with the eyes could approach a world built for those who see.

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Maleficent: Disney’s queer rewriting of a traditional tale

MALEFICENT

Recovering my old texts, I found this one, which is one of my favourites.

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I have just seen Maleficent, although various months have passed since the release of this both commented and awaited Disney film. And in spite of the fact that I’m a fan of everything that this production conjured—from Sleeping Beauty’s original story, to the soundtrack, design costume, and artwork—I most certainly did not forecast the evident gay subtext in the film. Continue reading

Notes On Camp: New site

Hello everyone. I am very happy to say that my new site is now available at Notes On Camp. I invite you to follow my articles on the new site from now on.

Cheers!

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Anna Karina (Denmark 1940)

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Andy Warhol on Beauty

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait with Skull
Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait with Skull

Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – 1987) spent his whole life looking for the most effective ways to create art. And although, when he finished his school education had serious intentions to study art and become a professor, his eccentricity led him to study commercial art, marking his career forever. Continue reading