Have you seen Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame?

I did as a child. Ignorant of all the political, misogynistic, and religious undertones to the plot, I commiserated with the story of Quasimodo. Outcast by society for his hideous face and effectively enslaved by Minister Frollo, I saw myself in…


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This post contains spoilers for Love, Death + Robots.

Picture it: A dystopic future where the society as we know it has crumbled due to overpopulation. A police force has been created to eradicate any traces of children left in the world. Parents, or “breeders,” found harboring…


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This post contains spoilers for The Circle.

As a Black woman who has been watching reality TV since childhood, I have become astute at determining a show’s intentions with women and BIPOC cast members. Even as our favorite reality competition shows incorporate more “diverse” casting, the messaging…


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I grew up in a TV household. When the chatter of school and outside play wrapped for the day, I had a watchlist of late afternoon and primetime television to unwind. I was doomed from the start in this department, as watching TV was pretty much all I saw my…


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For about two decades, the Animal Crossing series was a sleeper hit. Beloved by loyal players but never really ascending to mainstream popularity, the game existed for most of its history as a cute cult favorite for Nintendo gamers.

Until this year.

Released in March 2020 — just one week…


This article contains spoilers for the season one finale of Euphoria.

When we watch TV, no matter what the genre, we expect things to move quickly. Frantic cuts from one person to the next, quippy or cutting dialogue intended to convey plot, tension, and character development. The show’s editing gives…


I felt many emotions after finishing The Last of Us Part II a couple of weeks ago. Chief among them, accomplishment, for having beat the game before my husband 😈 But less petty than that: disgust, despair, dissonance. TLOU2 was overall a gruesomely violent game that, at various points, became…

Allyssa Capri

Your (mostly) friendly neighborhood Black albino writer friend. Deciphering what media means to us culturally and socially since the days of Sailor Moon.

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