Girls in Capes

Women, men & minorities in geek culture and pop culture

Our Favorite Things: Ensemble Songs

In our third and final edition of Our Favorite (Disney) Things, the Girls in Capes staff discusses our favorite ensemble songs from Disney musicals – including two from the musical with the most Favorite Things in this issue.

May 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Our Favorite Things: Love Songs

Next up in our Disney Issue series of Our Favorite Things, the Girls in Capes staff explores our favorite love songs from Disney’s animated films.

May 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sisterly Love in Lilo and Stitch

“Throughout the film, Nani tries to keep the household together while also looking for work to support herself and Lilo. There are moments in the film where she and Lilo have heart-to-heart talks about their situation.”

May 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Favorite Things: Villain Songs

In this edition of Our Favorite Things, find out what Disney villain songs really give our staff writers the chills!

May 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

Lessons from Childhood: The Lion King and Poverty

According to many fans and critings, THE LION KING’s Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed nearly top the list of Disney racist caricatures. GIC editor Feliza Casano explores why that point of view may be wrong altogether.

May 10, 2013 · 5 Comments

Cast Into Flames

A little-known Disney classic draws comparisons between manipulating faith and faith motivated by compassion. GIC Staff Writer Alan Beyersdorf tells us how Judge Frollo and Esmeralda compare in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kill Bill and Quentin Tarantino’s Love Letter to Asian Cinema

It’s no surprise that Quentin Tarantino, the director of Pulp Fiction (1994), Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2 (2003 and 2004), and Django Unchained (2012), has a huge respect for … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Growing Up Fast: The Slayer Edition

Buffy: the Vampire Slayer appeals to teenagers and young adults because the creators and actors found a way to blend the thrilling heroics and fantasy with the things that real … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Princess Mononoke and Miyazaki’s Women

In order to grow your audience, you must betray their expectations. – Hayao Miyazaki Note: This review contains spoilers. Before viewing Princess Mononoke for the first time, I (and I am … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 5 Comments

Supergirls, Imaginary Friends, and Ponies: The Continuing Success of Lauren Faust

“Girls like stories with real conflict; girls are smart enough to understand complex plots; girls aren’t as easily frightened as everyone seems to think.”

March 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Martha Jones, Defender of the Earth

If you’re a Whovian, you probably hate Martha Jones. Guest writer Amber Midgett debunks three main complaints about this companion and objectively discusses her presence and purpose in the series.

March 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

Legitimate Pain: A Love Story

For Valentine’s Day, TV & Film Writer Christina explores the relationships of Willow Rosenberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Favorite Things: Fringe (TV series)

I’m guilty of watching a lot of bad television. I’ll watch an episode of Storage Wars or American Pickers any day of the week. I get my share of mindless … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Favorite Things: Anime

I came into contact with Japanese animation, better know as anime, when I was seven years old. Back then, I didn’t know what Samurai X, as it was called in … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

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