It’s important now more than ever for stories about people of color to flood mainstream media; storytelling is the most powerful tool we have in the fight against hatred of any kind. Moana is a triumph in both storytelling and empowerment.
Kristen Bell teamed up with Funny or Die for a Mary Poppins “Spoonful of Sugar” parody that demands minimum wage pay increases. Bell’s Julie Andrews-circa-Disney’s-Poppins is SPOT-ON, sometimes uncanny, and all-around a Jolly Holiday way to raise awareness about life below the poverty line (it’s not lost on us here at HyperReality that Mary Poppins […]
Caution: I’m about to ruin some childhoods. ARE YOU READY FOR THIS OMGREVELATION? “A Whole New World” from Disney’s Aladdin is totally about foreplay. Don’t believe me? Sing along and really think about the lyrics (and your first time losing your V card or delivering/receiving a handy/blowie) as I break it down: . I can […]
Originally Published: December 2nd, 2013; Updated: June 24th, 2014 Is Disney’s Frozen An Allegory for Coming Out? **WARNING: Mild Spoilers Ahead** Walt Disney Animation Studios, the brilliant tour de force behind animations greatest cinematic achievements like the use of a multiplane camera to help create the illusion of depth in animation, among others — ahem, Snow White and the […]
One of my all-time favorite activities is making lists. It’s the most relaxing ever. Sometimes I make lists when I’m bored to pass the time, but mostly I do it to organize the incredible chaos in my mind. Seriously. There is so much crap floating around my mind that, at any given time, I’m thinking about […]
When I was younger, the last thing I thought I would be when I grew up was a writer. It wasn’t because I didn’t like to write, because creating stories from my imagination and getting them down on paper was always an outlet for me, but because I simply didn’t know it was a viable […]
So you work really, really hard on your manuscript. Like, harder than you’ve ever worked before. You’ve juggled a billion different storylines and characters and arcs… …and it’s finally perfect. It’s where you want it to be and the bigger picture is in sight! It became a labor of love. And now you finally feel […]