Charmed Updates: The ‘Charmed’ reboot is even worse than I anticipated
Posted on 05 Sep 2018
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There’s a new era of Charmed premiering on The CW, but after watching the pilot (and with everything that’s gone on behind-the-scenes), I won’t be watching any more as I don’t believe this series honors the original. I didn’t watch the original Charmed live. It began when I was the young age of two-years-old and was a show that I gradually began to watch at around the age of seven.


"However, over the years, Charmed has become one of the shows, if not the show, I’ve rewatched the most (I’d say, give or take, 20 times). Suffice it to say, I love the Halliwell sisters and continuously enjoy watching the hectic, tragic, demonic adventures in their lives play out on my screen.

Watching Prue, Piper, Phoebe, and eventually Paige deal with the struggle to balance their family and romantic lives and their careers with their witchly duties and a new demon coming after them every month was inspiring. The Halliwells never had it easy, nor would they ever. They were normal, modern women living in this world where it seemed like everyone was out to get them.


I honestly believe Charmed made me a more compassionate, understanding, and hopeful individual. The sisters saved everyone, even those they thought didn’t deserve it, and used their powers to make the world a better place, regardless of race, circumstance, or any other factor. They were genuinely good people, and they had their dark moments, but each found their own way back to the light and continued on their destiny to help people and save the world.

No matter how much time passes, Charmed will always remain relevant in the world, and isn’t that what makes great television? Their personal stories, while intertwined with their witchly world, allowed them to depict the average life of the modern woman and the struggles and triumphs of love, money, and career.

Sure, the graphics make me a bit outdated and their outfits are a travesty at times, but Charmed didn’t need to rely on anything but the lives of the Halliwell women to be successful and reach out to fans at various stages in their lives.

When the Charmed “reboot” was first announced a few years ago, I’ll admit I was not thrilled. It seems like every year there’s been a new attempt to recreate the series, obviously to replicate the success of the original in a Hollywood world full of lacking original content. Each year, it has failed, but this latest attempt managed to earn a season order, though not without a shadow of disrespect to the original."







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Charmed Updates: Exclusive Spotlight On "Charmed" Books, With New Novel Penned By Various Authors, "Season Of The Witch Vol. 1" Finally Added!
Posted on 05 Sep 2018
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I am trying to make something different here with "Charmed Novel" since the page that I am building is already online for your viewing. Let's continue this week with the online novel penned by various authors from the "Charmed" universe, "Seasons Of The Witch Vol.1"! Fall, winter and spring are the settings for three stories with each of the three witches, Phoebe, Paige and Piper, as the protagonist. The book was released on October 1, 2003.




"The Witching Hours

Samhain: 10/31, or Halloween—traditionally a time to reflect, a time of divination, and a time to honor the ancients. But Phoebe's plans to communicate with her ancestors are cut short when she's recruited to help reunite a star-crossed, magical couple.

Yule: 12/22, or the winter solstice, and the longest night of the year. And when Paige enters an all-night party at a local club, she finds herself at the center of an evil plot to bring about permanent midnight.

Imbolc: 2/1, a time when the earliest hopes for spring are fostered and seeds are planted for dreams of the coming summer months. But Piper can't look toward the future—and having children with Leo—when her half-whitelighter, half-witch sister's powers are on the fritz. Is a hybrid baby destined for doom?"


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Charmed Updates: Exclusive As Alyssa Milano Shares All Her Thoughts on New 'Charmed' Reboot: 'I Wish They Would've Come to Us' (Exclusive)
Posted on 01 Sep 2018
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Alyssa Milano is sharing her thoughts on the Charmed reboot.The 45-year-old actress is the latest alum to comment on the upcoming CW reboot, telling ET's Leanne Aguilera at the Los Angeles premiere of her Netflix series, Insatiable, on Friday that she wished plans for the revival would've been executed differently.

"I wish that they would have come to us and we would have been involved since the beginning," Milano told ET. "But having said that, I do hope that it reaches the newer generation and impacts that generation the way ours was able to do for its generation."


"When asked if she would be interested in making a cameo or directing one of the reboot's episode, Milano quickly shot down the idea.

"I don't think so," she replied. "I think that that ship has sailed for me."

The CW officially picked up the "fierce, funny, feminist" (as they described it) reboot for the fall season in May after announcing the series last year.


Shannen Doherty, who starred in the first three seasons of the original, weighed in on the CW's description in January of this year, calling it "offensive." "Perhaps with the backlash they will be more thoughtful in the future," she tweeted, adding, "I love Charmed. I also want it to be respected. I’m simply choosing to be constructive about it because negativity has no place in my life."

Additionally, Holly Marie Combs, who played Piper Halliwell on the show, which ran on The WB from 1998-2006, slammed the project. “I appreciate the jobs and opportunities the Charmed reboot has created. But I will never understand what is fierce, funny, or feminist in creating a show that basically says the original actresses are too old to do a job they did 12 years ago," Combs wrote in May, adding that she hoped the revival would be “better than the marketing so far.”

Meanwhile, ET caught up with the stars of the revival -- Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, and Madeleine Mantock -- at San Diego Comic-Con last month, where they opened up about the criticism the show has received, as well as how much they would "love" cameos from the original stars."







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Charmed Updates: Exclusive Spotlight On "Charmed" Books, With New Novel Penned By Various Authors, "Book Of Three Vol. 2" Finally Added!
Posted on 01 Sep 2018
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I am trying to make something different here with "Charmed Novel" since the page that I am building is already online for your viewing. Let's continue this week with the online novel penned by various authors from the "Charmed" universe, "Book Of Three Vol.2"! The Book of Three, Volume 2 is an official companion guide to Charmed published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment on the November 28, 2006. It includes 16 pages of full-color photos. It covers the final three seasons of the show.




""You're going to need your sisters…"
—The Elders, Vaya Con Leos"


Three sister witches. Two magical sons. One evil ex-husband. Countless demons, baddies, and all-around evildoers vanquished. It all adds up to eight seasons of Charmed, the witchy, wonderful hit television show from Aaron Spelling.

This, the second volume of the only authorized companion guide to Charmed, contains everything you need to know about the sexiest supernatural show of all time. Covering seasons six, seven, and eight, the final season, Volume 2 lets you inside the enchanted world of Phoebe, Paige, and Piper!

Exclusive in-depth interviews with the cast and crew
-A prologue by Aaron Spelling
-An introduction by executive producer Brad Kern
-Episode guides
-Character profiles
-Notable quotes
-Color photo insert
-And more! The Book of Three, Volume 2—your essential companion to the -witty, witchy world of Charmed!"



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New Article: Exclusive Alyssa Milano, News media continues to normalize Trump!
Posted on 01 Sep 2018
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Actress Alyssa Milano in an interview that aired Thursday on "Rising" said the news media has normalized President Trump throughout his campaign and the first half of his presidency instead of pointing out events she calls "crazy."


""The media actually normalized some of what he did, and continues to normalize it instead of going ‘Can you believe how crazy this is? This guy wants to do this,' " Milano, a frequent critic of Trump, said to Hill.TV's Buck Sexton on Tuesday.

Sexton noted that some in the media would probably say they have tried to “raise as many alarms as they can.”


“I would wonder if you were to have this conversation with any number of White House correspondents or major news anchors, other than at one channel that I’m sure you could guess, you would probably have a lot of folks saying they’re doing everything that they can to raise as many alarms as they can," Sexton said.

Milano pushed back on that assertion, saying she does not think the media has done “enough.”

“I don’t think it’s enough, and I don’t think it was enough when he was campaigning," Milano replied. "I think that we coddled this idea of a man who has been a self-proclaimed pussy grabber.

"During this time, instead of calling it what it was, which was total and crazy bullshit that this guy would actually be allowed to be the leader of the greatest country on the planet, the most powerful country on the planet, the fact that instead of news media going ‘This is just crazy,’ they reported it like it was normal, so it completely normalized the entire thing. We looked at it like ‘This is entertaining. This is getting us ratings.’”

Trump has maintained a contentious relationship with many outlets, frequently slamming CNN and The New York Times for what he says is unfair coverage of him and his administration.

The president stepped up his attacks on CNN on Wednesday, saying the network "is being torn apart from within based on their being caught in a major lie and refusing to admit the mistake" over a story on the 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

CNN fired back in a statement, saying the network does not lie."







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New Article: Alyssa Milano on Parenting, Fandom, and Why She's Not Afraid to Get Political!
Posted on 01 Sep 2018
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If you follow Alyssa Milano on Twitter, you know that the actress is NOT afraid to dive into politics. (See: "Those that tell me not to tweet politics because I'm an uninformed celebrity are the same people that voted for ... an uninformed celebrity.")


"Why? Because she's a mom (to Milo, 5, and Elizabella, 2), Milano told InStyle. "I just want my kids to be in a place that’s not terrifying." Milano will be first in line to admit she doesn't always balance motherhood and the other dozen projects she's working on as smoothly as it might appear ("It's f—ing scary," she says of parenting). But ultimately, the juggling act is all in service of Milano's ultimate goal—to be a stay-at-home mom when her kids are teenagers so she can be there to "read their diaries," she said, laughing.

InStyle caught up with the mom/actress/fashion entrepreneur/TV host/judge/author about keeping all those balls in the air, including her role on Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later and her sports fashion line Touch by Alyssa Milano's new fall collection, which launched last week at Macy's Herald Square and partners with NFL to offer stylish alternatives to the fan tees you might normally find in stadiums.

Read on for Milano's expert-worthy self-care tips, why she was so happy that Adam Scott replaced Bradley Cooper in Wet Hot, and why she thinks it's essential to speak out politically—even if it gets you threats. "







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New Appearance: Alyssa Milano Defends The #MeToo Movement Amid Asia Argento Allegations!
Posted on 31 Aug 2018
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Alyssa Milano is speaking out about the sexual assault allegations against Asia Argento. The 45-year-old actress shared her thoughts during a sit-down interview with ABC News.


""People that have been abused can also be abusers, and that's a sad fact," she said during the interview, which aired on Thursday's episode of Good Morning America.

Earlier this week, The New York Times published a report claiming Argento had agreed to pay Jimmy Bennett $380,000 after his attorney sent her a notice of intent to sue alleging she had sexually assaulted the former child actor when he was 17 years old. The report was based on documents the newspaper received in an encrypted email from an unidentified party.


Argento "strongly" denied "the contents of The New York Times article" and said she "never had any sexual relationship with Bennett." However, the newspaper stood by its reporting.

After her denial, TMZ shared an alleged text exchange between Argento and a "friend," in which Argento seemingly confessed to having sex with Bennett while he was a minor. However, E! News has not verified the validity of the texts.

TMZ also shared a photo of Argento and Bennett in which they appeared to be shirtless and resting their heads against a pillow.

Argento's attorney did not return TMZ's or E! News' request for comment."







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Charmed Updates: Exclusive Spotlight On "Charmed" Books, With New Novel Penned By F Goldsborough, "The Crimson Spell" Finally Added!
Posted on 31 Aug 2018
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I am trying to make something different here with "Charmed Novel" since the page that I am building is already online for your viewing. Let's continue this week with the online novel penned by F Goldsborough from the "Charmed" universe, "The Crimson Spell"! The Crimson Spell is the 3rd of the Charmed novels. It takes place between Season 2 Episode 4 "The Devil's Music" and Episode 9 "Ms. Hellfire", as P3 has already gotten its big break, but Prue has not yet received her power of Astral Projection




"Dscription:

Evil thoughts and dark desires
Boil and burn in a wicked brew!
Throw hate and fear into the fire
May friends and lovers both be true

Prue, Piper and Phoebe don't know that a coven of warlocks is hunting them. They don't know that one of the warlocks has entered their lives disguised as a friend. And they don't know the coven's mission—to drain them of their magical powers, even if it means destroying them to do it!

Now the Charmed Ones must figure out which of their friends is really their enemy.

Because sometimes what you don't know—can kill you.

The story centers around a plot by a warlock who has disguised himself as a friend of the Charmed Ones and is now draining their magical powers. Will the Charmed Ones figure out who is friend or foe before they are too weak?"



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New Article: Exclusive Alyssa Milano to Receive GLAAD’s Inaugural Ariadne Getty Ally Award!
Posted on 31 Aug 2018
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#MeToo advocate and actress Alyssa Milano will be honored with GLAAD’s inaugural Ariadne Getty Ally Award at the GLAAD Gala in San Francisco on Sept. 15.The Ariadne Getty Ally Award is presented to an LGBTQ ally who uses their voice and public platform to accelerate and affect acceptance for the LGBTQ community. The award is named after philanthropist Ariadne Getty, a member of GLAAD’s board of directors who announced a $15 million gift to support GLAAD’s work to accelerate LGBTQ acceptance at the 2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.


"In addition to work for #MeToo, Milano has raised awareness around ending HIV and AIDS, was a vocal supporter of marriage equality, and uses social media to amplify the voices of LGBTQ people. She joined GLAAD for a rally in Times Square protesting a proposed ban on transgender Americans in the military and used her website, PatriotNotPartisan, to share the stories of Laila Ireland, a transgender veteran.

“I’m so honored to receive this award,” Milano told Variety exclusively. “I have long admired the work that GLAAD does day in and day out to advance the interests of the LGBTQI community so receiving this award from them really means a lot to me.”

Milano was an outspoken supporter of passing marriage equality, appeared as a judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and stood with LGBTQ youth and against bullying by participating in Spirit Day. She is a UNICEF National Ambassador and testified before Congress on behalf of an Equal Rights Amendment that would write anti-discrimination into the U.S. Constitution. Most recently, she released a video speaking out against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, citing threats to LGBTQ and women’s rights.

Veteran journalist Emil Wilbekin will receive the Ric Weiland Award for growing LGBTQ inclusion in tech. The award honors innovators who advance LGBTQ equality and acceptance through tech and new media. Wilbekin has long worked to change the way that black gay men are perceived and received in the media by bringing LGBTQ stories to the forefront through his work as editor-in-chief of Vibe and editor-at-large of Essence.

“I am grateful to GLAAD for honoring me with the Ric Weiland Award,” Wilbekin told Variety. “It is critical that LGBTQ people of color are involved, engaged, and empowered in tech. It’s an issue of equality. There must be diversity in creating technology and the platforms that amplify our narratives and process our data. We must have a seat at the table.”

The event, hosted by “Will & Grace” actor Leslie Jordan, will feature “Pose”‘s Mj Rodriguez, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” stars Ross Mathews and Michelle Visage, tech journalist Ina Fried, and transgender pop star Kim Petras.

GLAAD Gala San Francisco, which will take place at Hyatt Regency San Francisco, celebrates and features storytellers and tech innovators who accelerate LGBTQ acceptance and helps fund GLAAD’s digital advocacy work to grow LGBTQ inclusion in digital and social media."



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Charmed Updates: Exclusive Experience The Power Of Three With Our Special Charmed Binge Guide
Posted on 30 Aug 2018
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Everyone loves a witchy story, especially if you're someone who grew up in the late '90s/early '00s on high doses of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and movies like The Craft and Practical Magic. If you were in junior high at the perfect time, then you got all of these things at once, and Charmed was everything you loved about magic, teen drama, sisterhood, and that specific kind of high school new age Wicca that was a little bit hippy and a lot Hot Topic mall goth who definitely got their ears pierced at Claire's boutique two stores down.


"Despite its very dated wardrobe and view of technology, Charmed was a series both ahead of its time and exactly of its time. It fed on the fires stoked by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and brought a different kind of sensibility to the world of magic and the supernatural. Charmed was all about the power of women, about uniting three sisters with disparate personalities to fight against the forces of darkness and, yes, sometimes the patriarchy.

The series has officially turned 20 years old this year (and will be getting the reboot treatment in the fall), so we thought this would be the best time for a rewatch. To facilitate this journey through eight seasons of witchy adventures, though, we've assembled this binge guide, which will help you find those episodes which best follow the core relationship of this romance-heavy show: that of the Charmed Ones."







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Charmed Updates: Exclusive Spotlight On "Charmed" Books, With New Novel Penned By Carla Jablonski, "Shadow Of The Sphinx" Finally Added!
Posted on 30 Aug 2018
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I am trying to make something different here with "Charmed Novel" since the page that I am building is already online for your viewing. Let's continue this week with the online novel penned by Carla Jablonski from the "Charmed" universe, "Shadow Of The Sphinx"! Shadow of the Sphinx is the 16th book of the Charmed novels and is written by Carla Jablonski. It is set between Season 4 Episode 12 of "Lost and Bound" and Season 4 Episode 15 "Marry-Go-Round" as Phoebe is engaged to Cole for the duration of the novel.




"Description:

Shifting sands, eternal dust,
unending time moves as it must.
But ancient wisdom works through me,
time is mine—where e'er I be.

Paige Matthews is having a minor identity crisis. She is slowly but surely embracing her long lost sisters' witchy ways, but she doesn't want to overstep her boundaries. After all, she wouldn't ever want to replace Prue Halliwell—even if she could. So Paige considers it a stroke of luck when, one day, her experiments with magic turn her into a cat. Who knew she had a knack for shape-shifting?

One problem: She can't shift herself back. Her sisters inadvertently betray her when they deposit her at a local animal shelter. Suddenly she finds herself the familiar of a cult that worships ancient Egyptian deities, and is catapulted into ancient Egypt! Piper and Phoebe discover the identity of the stray cat and rally a rescue mission, only to discover another cat-woman, also entrapped within a fortress-like sphinx.

This kitty is one feline femme fatale, and the sisters are going to have to put human heads together to defeat her!"



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Charmed Updates: A Man Has Stolen The Book Of Shadows And All The Cast Of ‘Charmed’ Want It Back
Posted on 29 Aug 2018
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In a story weirdly reminiscent of a plot from the cult TV show Charmed, disgraced CBS executive Brad Kern has reportedly stolen the witches book of spells, the Book Of Shadows. And the sisters three want it back. Brad Kern is the showrunner on NCIS: New Orleans, and over the past year has been hit with a spree of allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, and creating a hostile work environment with offensive comments about women and people of colour.


"But before he worked on actively making NCIS an allegedly horrible place, he was the showrunner on Charmed. And when the show finished, he allegedly stole the Book Of Shadows.

He seems like precisely the kinda guy who SHOULDN’T be holding on to the repository of magic usually held in care by a trio of feminist witches. Feels particularly egregious in this time of blood moons, mysterious sarcophagi and undead polar worms.


According to Charmed actress Holly Marie Combs, Kern took the prop at the end of the show, with the intention of sharing custody of it. She’s now calling on him to auction the book and donate the proceeds to a women’s charity.

Alyssa Milano, another of the Charmed sisters is also joining the call to have the book returned.

“The original Book of Shadows was promised to Holly,” she told The Cut in an interview. “Brad is being investigated for sexual harassment, so if he’s not giving it to Holly, he should auction the Book of Shadows off and give the proceeds to Tarana Burke’s #MeToo Foundation.”

The Book Of Shadows in the show was very literally a tool of female empowerment, so it does rankle to think of it in the hands of the kind of dude it was crafted to help fight against.

Let’s hope it does get auctioned off and find its way to some new witchy sisters who will use it to smite male showrunners. Maybe even the proposed reboot will grab it?"









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Project Updates: Exclusive About Skinny Is Not Magic, But True, Really I Still Appreciated Insatiable!
Posted on 28 Aug 2018
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Earlier this month, Netflix dropped all 12 episodes of its new show Insatiable. Since its release, the dark comedy from producer Lauren Gussis, featuring former Disney Channel star Debby Ryan and Alyssa Milano, has been widely panned by critics, receiving a sad 10 percent approval on Rotten Tomatoes. Vulture’s Jen Chaney wrote that Insatiable is an “utter disaster.”


"Even before its debut, Insatiable was already a social-media lightning rod. When Netflix released a 90-second trailer, which showed Ryan in a fat suit and presented the show as a Cinderella weight-loss story meets Heathers, a swift and massive backlash ensued. A petition urging Netflix not to air Insatiable, due to perceived fat shaming and fat-phobic stereotypes, gathered over 200,000 signatures.

As a fat woman and someone who writes frequently on the topics of weight, body image, and body positivity, I was curious to see if the content of the show would truly merit the scope of that overwhelmingly negative reaction. Because much of the criticism has focused on potential damage to young people, I watched all 12 episodes of Insatiable with my teen daughter.

When we got to episode five, my daughter said, “I actually really like this.”

“But what is this?” I responded.

It’s not just a weight-loss story. It’s not just a revenge story. It’s not even exactly about rage.

Insatiable has three main plotlines. The first follows Patty Bladell (Ryan), a fat teenager who has her jaw wired shut following an attack in a parking lot and returns to school after a 70-pound weight loss. Patty feels like a loser, but wants to be a winner. Second, there’s Bob Armstrong (Dallas Roberts), a lawyer who dreams of being a successful beauty-pageant coach. Finally, Coralee Armstrong (Milano) is a trashy teen turned southern socialite who longs to join the Junior League.

Although Insatiable does offer some flawed characters filled with rage and revenge, the show is about personal desire. It’s about how the things we think we want can change us, and about what happens when we don’t like the people we become. Gussis told The Hollywood Reporter, “I wanted to tell, in theory, a story where the characters’ desires are deeply rooted in real human emotion, but the things that happen are so crazy that it’s less scary to have a conversation when you know you’re in a world that isn’t quite reality.”


But does Insatiable fat-shame Patty? In my view as a fat woman, no. The show puts a great deal of care into handling that aspect of the story. Patty’s body-image issues are treated with compassion and the character consistently explores the difference between internal and external beauty. Debby Ryan is charming and there were times when her performance really spoke to me and addressed some of the experiences I had as a fat teenager. I, too, sometimes felt that fate had cast me as a loser when I desperately wanted to be a winner.

Is Insatiable perfect in that respect? No. Early in the series, Bob Armstrong announces, “Skinny is magic.” The show has a very conflicted relationship with that statement, sometimes demonstrating how it appears to be true and sometimes exploring how it’s really not. In early episodes, Patty is able to leverage her thin body into an acquittal in the trial concerning her fight with a homeless man. She gains the attention of the school’s hottie, Christian (James Lastovic), and becomes a serious contender in the town’s local beauty pageant, Miss Magic Jesus. But Patty’s relationship with Christian is terrible and terrifying. Her newfound obsession with beauty pageants destroys her life and her preoccupation with revenge causes major damage to her relationship with her best friend, Nonnie (Kimmy Shields).

That conflict — the idea that skinny magic delivers superficial rewards while not necessarily making the ultra-thin and beautiful any happier than the rest of us — isn’t of the show’s making, of course. We’re living in a time when a very dominant part of culture still prizes small female bodies. Overweight women earn less money and are more likely to work in physically demanding jobs. Onscreen, successful fat actresses are few and far between. The body-positive and fat-positive communities are pushing back, and some of that resistance comes in the form of wanting to eliminate stories of people dealing with weight-loss or weight-management issues. Writing for The Guardian, Sofie Hagen spoke for many people in the fat-positive community when she said, “Let’s see a happy fatty.”"









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Project Updates: Exclusive “Insatiable” Perpetuates Fat-Shaming And Jokes About Pedophilia!
Posted on 28 Aug 2018
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Since Netflix first began releasing trailers for its new show Insatiable, cast members like Debby Ryan and Alyssa Milano have made desperate attempts to defend it against the overwhelming amount of critiques it’s gotten, saying that it’s actually meant to highlight the negative impact of fat-shaming rather than perpetuate it. “Look at the show as a satirical look at what could happen if you’re fat-shamed, if you are bullied,” Milano said on Good Morning America, “and I really think that it’s about appearances and what happens within our interactions with our appearances.”


"As much as I hate to admit it, she is right about a few things. The show certainly centers around appearances and how people act and react based on them. And the show’s satirical nature does become apparent the longer one watches it — if they can make it past the first episode, that is.

It begins with Patty — Debby Ryan — describing her struggles with weight since the age of eight. Mere seconds into the pilot episode we see the kind of torment she’s subjected to at school, as her peers call her names like “Fatty Patty” and compare her to a pig. This leads to nights spent severely binge-eating with her best friend Nonnie, and watching Drew Barrymore movies on repeat. We’re then introduced to Bob Armstrong — Dallas Roberts — a well-off lawyer who had the perfect family and life until he was falsely accused of child molestation of a teenage beauty pageant contestant. So as far as pilot episodes go, Insatiable definitely went zero to 100 real quick.

Not only does Insatiable perpetuate body-shaming, reduce women to their looks and joke about child molestation, but it completely dehumanizes homeless people as well.

The classic comedic trope of having a thin person wear a fat suit has been done and redone so many times before it’s actually exhausting. While people once considered it hilarious, many of us now recognize the negative impact this trope has on actual people who are overweight or obese and struggle with seeing their body type mocked by popular media.

One of the craziest things about Insatiable is it also implies that it’s rare to be overweight, although this is entirely untrue. We don’t get to see any other overweight people in the show besides “Fatty Patty”—in the pilot episode at least—and it seems as though the world is made up of nothing but model-esq beauties. Not only that, but a large plot hole in the pilot occurs when, after Patty loses weight from having her jaw wired shut for three months and being on a liquid diet, she doesn’t appear to struggle with cravings or binge-eating at all. As if being fed only liquids for 12 weeks was enough for her to quit wanting actual solid foods. These unrealistic portrayals of weight-loss and body representation are just one reason why the show is so difficult to watch.

As if that isn’t enough, Bob’s struggle with child molestation accusations are clearly meant to be funny but are just the opposite. Several jokes about the accusations are made when Patty falls in love with him and hopes to seduce him because of his reputation around younger girls. Later on in the pilot episode, there’s even almost a scene involving statutory rape, but it doesn’t follow through. Yet the show makes a clear mockery of child molestation accusations and inappropriate relationships between young girls and grown men, in a way normalizing and reducing the severity of it.

While this show may have some redeeming qualities in terms of satirical content, most of it is just too cringe-worthy to watch. However, the show is still currently trending on Netflix and may even be brought back for a season two."







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New Article: Exclusive where Alyssa Milano in Woodbridge urging Virginia legislators to approve women’s rights amendment!
Posted on 28 Aug 2018
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Alyssa Milano dusted off her acting skills in a new video slamming President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The anti-gun activist, currently starring in the controversial Netflix series “Insatiable,” was quickly shredded on Twitter after warning viewers that Kavanaugh “will hurt us” and urging people to “bang down” their senators’ doors in an effort to stop his confirmation.


"Milano spoke about banning assault rifles, immigration reform and abortion rights in the video produced by NowThis Opinions, over-dramatically speaking as Kavanaugh’s supposed victims.

“I was one of 17 people who died in that school on that day,” Milano said, speaking as Joaquin Oliver, a student who was killed during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school.


“In six minutes, the shooter used an AR-15 to kill 14 students and three staff members,” Milano said. “These weapons have no place in the hands of private citizens. These weapons should be banned. Brett Kavanaugh does not agree.”

The 45-year-old liberal then spoke on behalf of Jane Doe, a 17-year-old pregnant woman, allegedly apprehended on the border for attempting to illegally enter the U.S., and expecting American taxpayers to fund her abortion.

“The Trump administration tried to stop me. Brett Kavanaugh tried to stop me,” Milano said.

She turned up the emotional performance, speaking on behalf of other ‘victims’ like those who supposedly depend on the Affordable Care Act for health care coverage and will face death without it.

“We know what will happen because Brett Kavanaugh has shown us what will happen,” the actress opined. “Brett Kavanaugh will hurt us.”

“What will happen when Brett Kavanaugh becomes the majority?” Milano asked. “We know what will happen to women, to immigrants, to workers, to voters, to people with pre-existing conditions, to children with disabilities, to parent who worry about whether their kids will come home from school alive.”

“We have to call our senators. It’s not a done deal so we have to bang down their doors and share our stories,” she said in the video which she shared on Twitter, repeating that Kavanaugh’s confirmation will only “help Trump” in the end."







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