Marvel’s Jessica Jones premieres today on Netflix. The show centers on Jessica as she makes a career as a private detective and tries to leave her superhero days behind her. Based on the MAX Comics (a Marvel imprint) Alias, Jessica Jones is a story about a deeply troubled woman coming to terms with her past and forming a stable future. The show stars Krysten Ritter of B—- in Apartment 23 and Breaking Bad fame. A dark noir tale, Jessica Jones offers up a fresh take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe that is well worth a viewing. Here are five reasons you need to watch Jessica in action.
It all started when actor/stylist Jonathan Van Ness was recapping Game of Thrones for writer/director Erin Gibson. She then developed his hilarious recaps into a web series for Funny or Die. In the show Jonathan styles a client’s hair while discussing the past week’s episode of Game of Thrones. The show has featured celebrity guests like Margaret Cho, Missi Pyle and George R.R. Martin himself. I talked with Jonathan about his character, favorite guests and future recaps.
Missi Pyle is one of America’s great underrated actresses. She has appeared in over 120 films and television programs like The Sarah Silverman Program, Big Fish, Gone Girl and Warehouse 13. Both a talented dramatic and comedic actress, Missi has an acting range that isn’t shared by many of her contemporaries. Below are 10 times Missi lit up the screen and made all of us laugh:
Jean Grey is the worst. No one likes Jean Grey. She is always having problems with her powers, controlling her emotions or boy troubles. Here are 10 GIFs of Jean Grey failures to make you feel better about yourself:
Summer is in full swing. The sun is shining. Weekends are filled with barbeques and trips to the beach. Lemonade is in full supply. Here are three great tracks that came out this week to fill your summer party playlists:
Tempest Dujour was one of the 14 lucky girls picked to be on season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. While she was the first girl to go home, her sense of humor and larger than life personality left a big impression on audiences. Tempest has been hosting her popular Retro Game Show Night in her home city of Tucson, AZ as well as traveling the US with her drag. I talked to Tempest about her touching moments on the show, her fashion and who would play her in a drag biopic.
Jose García is a phenomenal illustrator and 2d animator living in Mexico City. He is the artist behind great works like Beren and Seasons. Jose is also the author and illustrator of My 8 Bit Story, a tale of a young woman who looses herself in a fantasy world filled with popular video game characters and themes. I talked with Jose about his artwork, favorite video games and future projects.
Damiana Garcia (aka Michael Lucid) is an intrepid reporter who has interviewed such faux-celebrities as Madonna and Barbara Streisand. She has interviewed season after season of RuPaul’s Drag Race queens for World of Wonder. Damiana has also made a cornucopia of hilarious videos on her Youtube channel. I chatted with Damiana about her fashions, her favorite interview and making videos with her gal pals.
Mrs. Kasha Davis made the world laugh this past season on RuPaul’s Drag Race. The Rochester, NY queen filled the challenges with humor and brought class to the runway. Her catch phrase “There’s always time for a cocktail” has been all over social media. She just released a single and is touring a one-woman show. I talked with Mrs. Kasha Davis about her life after the show, her favorite spots in Rochester and boxed wine.
With Supergirl coming out this fall, I started thinking about the ladies of comics that deserved their own shows. There haven’t been many comic adaptation shows led by women. The only remotely successful shows were the recent Agent Carter, the 70’s Wonder Woman show, Witchblade and Birds of Prey. It’s more important now than ever that shows like Supergirl succeed to show Hollywood that female-driven stories can be successful and fantastic. Below is a list of 10 kick-ass women in comics who could easily be adapted into gripping television leads: