Lena Dunham and Odell Beckham Jr.: A Breakdown

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Okay, so here is what happened with Lena and Odell – don’t worry, it was confusing to me at first too – but let’s hop right into it.

Someone explained it perfectly on an EW Facebook comment on an article about this situation:

Lena + Odell

So… first thing first. 

Lena made an assumption about Odell Jr., on Twitter and in an interview. Lena stated that she assumed Odell looked at her like she was not his type, not even knowing what Odell’s type was at the time of this comment. I don’t even know Odell’s type. I don’t know anyone who does, famous or not.

Lena proceeded to say; “she thought she was not his type by the standards of shape he likes on women.” They were at a Gala, so Lena was presuming that his type was a model figured woman. In my attempt to try to find a silver lining, assuming that men like model shaped women is that not that weird to assume in general. The weird part comes later on – I know the situation seems very adolescence right about now.

Lena was conspiring up scenarios in her head about what Odell was thinking. Situations and movements that were going on his head, but were they really? That is the question. Lena posted a rampage on Twitter that said in Odell’s head he was thinking she was a “marshmallow.” Lena even went on to say that he was thinking she was a “child or a dog.” What all these tweets conspired up was the fetishizing of African-American men in the community. And from the looks of it, many people agreed with this on Twitter. Not only was Lena fetishizing Odell, she was fetishizing herself.

Lena then went on to say she had an attraction to Odell Jr., which is the okay part of the story. There was no issue with that aspect of the situation. But, to assume that Odell wanted to automatically have sex with her because she was a female is where this situation gets weird. Lena getting “rejected” by this athlete was too much for her to assume in this situation because he had not said one word to her at all. They never had a conversation, so why was Lena making these assumptions on Twitter and in interviews about the apparent situation at hand? The assumption that every guy wants to have sex with a walking human being is false. Not all men are sluts or the male equivalent of that.

I find it a little weird that Lena made a huge public display about the entire situation that never happened. What do you do in that situation? Where was her press team when she was tweeting these tweets? If it was about her “insecurities” all along, then why would she be Tweeting them knowing her huge fan base? Nothing against the insecurities, we all have them, but why go on a tweet spree about a scenario that never really happened?

That begs the question that should celebrities have some supervision on what they Tweet. Because if this was about her “insecurities,” she shouldn’t have been tweeting these thoughts in the first place and simply just stating them to Amy Schumer instead. But, what do I know? I mean the situation started because she told Amy Schumer what happened and they were having a discussion about it. She stated that in an interview, so that could be where it was even derived from.

The thought that these male athletes are on a pedestal is enough, but to assume they have to talk to someone at a Gala is another story. A ton of famous people do not associate themselves with other famous people at Gala’s or get together’s in a public setting. It is simply said, no one has to talk to anyone. If this was the real world, normally people don’t just go and talk to people randomly. They would scroll on their phone to try and pass the time on social media.

That leads to this question: Was she in the right? Was she in the right to tweet these thoughts? (Again, Twitter is about formulating your thoughts and posting them without thinking about it.) Celebs should have this right, because well, they are real people too; but, in these instances, it does lead to the question of supervising of their tweeting. When things like this happen, it makes me think otherwise. And from a personal standpoint, blaming this situation it on her “sense of humor” is a cop-out move. Her sense of humor does not make much sense to explain why she was tweeting what she did.

Odell was a trooper about the entire situation – he stated he did not want any problems with her and that was simply it. I am sure the entire situation was awkward for him since he never actually had a conversation with her. He was technically becoming famous for not saying a word. Which is probably weird on his end. All and all, Lena has a lot to figure out about the Twitter world – people will choose any moment to say something negative, but does that mean she should fall prey to it in the public eye?

What do you think Lena should have done? Was she in the right? Or was she in the wrong? Comment below and let us know what you think!

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Atlanta: Review and Full Episode

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Atlanta.

No. No. That’s the name of Donald Glover’s new show on FX. Months ago, Donald Glover said; “Hey, I am coming up with a show and it’s a mixture of Twin Peaks and other stuff.” Immediately the interest sparked millions on social media ranging from Facebook to Twitter. That million included me.

You know Donald Glover… Troy from Community? Childish Gambino? The colossus of clout? Wait, no, that’s Sandlot and the Babe Ruth. But, you get the point. Donald Glover is known in the hip-hop world and in the television world. From writing and staring in Community to now creating and staring in Atlanta, Donald Glover is killing it as far as production and screen writing goes.

Atlanta premiered September 6th and started off with a bang… literally. Someone got shot in the first scene of the show. That’s not a spoiler, it was no one important to the plot, only the person that was doing the shooting was important.

Donald Glover really hyped up this show – the continuous trailers that were coming out that really did not tell much; but, what the characters were going to be about. And, every single one of the trailers ended up backwards minus maybe one. Here is one of the trailers:

These backwards trailers all led to the premiere episode that started with one scene and then flipped back to the beginning of the day of that particular scene. It showed how it went down in reverse time. I found this to be cool because you get see how it happened and what led the characters to this point. The premiere of this show was a little over an hour long and it felt like a slow motion gif. It feels like you are in the show with the crisp color and the awesome soundtrack. The dialogue is great between all the characters and you don’t get bored. Granted, this is just from the first hour long episode – it could prove to be the opposite; but, it looks promising from what was shown.

The show is focused on African American characters doing African American things in the day to day life. It is about trying to make it in your day to day life, while also taking care of your child and having a baby mother as well. The show is about dealing with living paycheck to paycheck and trying to make it in life so you can stop living paycheck to paycheck. It is about trying to make it in life when everything and everyone, even your parents, are aiming towards the opposite. Trying to make it is the hard part, and that is what Atlanta is documenting.

I don’t want to give too much away, but this show is a must see. It is a mixture of Grand Theft Auto and Twin Peaks in a very weird way. The cutoff scenes are Grand Theft Auto all the way, but the suspense is Twin Peaks. They both make the perfect combination and out came Atlanta. There is, also, continuously sneak peaks of new Childish Gambino music in the show. It is not hinted that it is “new” Gambino music, but any music that we (as fans) have not heard yet is new most definitely.

The show ended up being the total opposite of a flop. Despite what people might have thought from those confusing trailers. For Donald Glover this ended up being a hit! And, who’s to say things won’t keep getting better for the show? Only time will tell. But, for now, Atlanta is on top of the world – well, on top of FX.

As far as TV shows go, and looking for that TV show to keep you interested with a darn good soundtrack, then this is for you. Check it out, here are the trailers! And, today Donald Glover just tweeted that they have the entire episode of YouTube to watch for free. I am not sure if it is going to be every single episode, but if it is – that would be really awesome of Donald Glover to do. We have embedded Episode 1 of Atlanta below for you to watch. Let us know what you think of Atlanta on Twitter using #glamorouspaper.

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James Cameron Announces Four “Avatar” Sequels, The World Groans

The world is going to see a lot more blue people.

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Just last week, James Cameron made the announcement that he is expanding his plan for three Avatar sequels to four. The director has always been upfront with his plans to continue telling stories of his fictional world of Pandora and create a cinematic universe based on the first film but he still hasn’t made any progress beyond writing. Last year he said he was trying “to keep it to three sequels” despite having scripts for four. Guess he couldn’t condense.

Near the end of 20th Century Fox’s presentation at CinemaCon this Thursday, Mr. Cameron made a special guest appearance. “We have decided to embark on a truly massive cinematic process,” he announced.

Working with “four top screenwriters and some of the top artisan designers in the world,” Cameron realized his vision for the Avatar universe transcended the bounds of the original 2009 film and the previously planned sequels. “It is going to be a true epic saga that is going to be told in this rich and complex world but we have begun to bump up against the limitations of our art form,” said Cameron. “There were just too many great visual ideas for two sequels, so we talked to Fox and we expanded it for three sequels. And then as the writing process has continued and as the script work is finishing up, it’s not three. It looks like it is four.”

“The people who have seen it so far have been speechless.”

Though Cameron seems excited by the prospects of a five film Avatar experience, a lot of us Earthlings are feeling weary with the thought of more alien AU Pocahontas movies.

A few just attacked Cameron himself.

I doubt all the jokes and complaints will really convince James Cameron to not make the movies, especially when he already plans to release them in 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2023, but who’s to get in the way of a man’s vision, right? Besides, even if the films tank, he’ll still have the Dark Horse Comics line of graphic novels, a Cirque du Soleil show, and a Disney theme park attraction opening in Orlando next year to fill his wallet.

But the thing is, Cameron has been announcing sequels since 2010 yet none have been made, so it really begs the question, “Will he ever make the movies?” Maybe with the years of release announced he’ll finally keep his promise. We’ll just have to wait and see.

 

 

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Samantha Bee Not Even Mad About Breaking the Comedic Glass Ceiling

What do Conan, Colbert, Wilmore and Kimmel have in common? Two things: late night shows and being male. And while some (ahem Jessica Williams, Chelsea Handler, Kristen Schaal) have begun to penetrate the male-dominated area, the ‘genderization’ of comedy has been dually noted by comedian and long time correspondent on The Daily Show, Samantha Bee.  A photo of the late night comedian cast from Vanity Fair’s October issue was released yesterday. It quickly became a gender controversy when the lack of women became instantly obvious. Although not entirely all male and white as of recently (Thank you Larry Wilmore), it does without a doubt seem that diversity of all kinds is still a major absence.

However with Samantha’s new late night show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee airing this year, it seems like Bee will have the last sarcastic laugh on the matter.  Bee responded to Vanity Fair’s feature of the eight male comedians by posting her own photo onto Twitter. The picture portrays Bee as a centaur with red lasers as eyes, dominating the male scene.

But gender, or for that matter racial inequality, is by all means still present, even though a couple more white women have joined the late night comedy crew. However, today I am thankful for seeing these gaps closing with each small triumph and “first”. Although small, its changes like these that increasingly transform society. I’m thankful for the media for being a platform for social change when calling attention to inequalities is necessary. And of course, another thank you goes out to Samantha Bee, for making America laugh at our country’s preposterous antics and for always being, as she puts it, “female as f**k.”

 

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#Periodsarenotaninsult Goes Viral After Misogynistic Trump Remark

The hashtag became viral after the dispute between Kelly and Trump

Everyone and their mom was upset last week when Republican candidate Donald Trump tweeted angrily about Fox’s Megyn Kelly and about her hostile questioning. The next day, in an interview with Don Lennon on CNN, he later stated how he saw “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”

Quickly connecting the allusion to a woman’s period, many irritated women began bombarding Trump with tweets updating him on their own menstruations along with the hashtag #periodsarenotinsults.

PMS or premenstrual syndrome has been used for decades as a casual and easy way for men to disregard a woman’s strong personality by claiming its simply hormonal. And candidate Trump does not seem to recognize that. Although he does later make a statement saying that was not the meaning of his statement, he does not intend on apologizing to Kelly.

 

Again, Trump has not disappointed the American public with another one of his outspoken and thoughtless remarks. However, in the end, Megyn Kelly shouldn’t be too upset right? This country just doesn’t have time to be politically correct. And according to Trump, it doesn’t. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below or on twitter using #glamorouspaper.

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