Hollywood: A Second Take by Dominic Buono

To state that streaming platforms have fundamentally changed the way that we partake in serialized entertainment would be an understatement. It can be argued that the popularization of serialized television began with The X-Files in the 1990s, and continued through the 2000s up until the present. Which brings us to Netflix’s Hollywood.  Hollywood is a…

Ryan Murphy’s ‘Hollywood’ – A Beautiful Mess

Featured image from The Hollywood Reporte Spoiler Warning I originally intended to write about the factual inaccuracies of Murphy’s Hollywood but decided against something so incredibly voluminous, it would undoubtedly be skimmed or ignored with at least one person repeating Murphy’s term for his work – “faction.” I pressed play knowing I was going to…

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story – A Review

Hedy Lamarr has always been a bit of an enigma. Beautiful, glamorous, and mysterious, Lamarr seemingly took cues from 30s sensation Greta Garbo, eventually embracing a reclusive lifestyle. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, a 2017 documentary produced by Susan Sarandon, attempts to introduce the world to the “real” Lamarr through interviews, film clips, newspapers and…

What Size Did My Favorite Blonde Wear?

Ah sizing. Marilyn was a size 16 and the 1950’s was just full of plus sized women who were told to love the skin they were in and even gain weight, right? No, the 1950’s was just like today with a 2/4 being considered the perfect size. When looking for a time of body positivity…

Fact Checking You Must Remember This Episode 101

People have been telling me to listen to “You Must Remember This.” So of course, I had to listen to the episode on my favorite blonde, Jayne Mansfield. I got told repeatedly that Karen Longworth’s productions were fact checked and accurate. I went on her website and looked at some of her sources on the Marilyn…