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So Many Links to Share

I was doing so well trying to do updates on a regular basis, but then my new job happened and my routine was blown. I’m back on pace now, so I’m going to work on clearing out the backlog of links that I’ve saved to share over the past few months.

On Fatness:

On Hamilton:

On Musicals:

  • NBC is doing Hairspray! This is not a drill! Hairspray is one of those shows where if I find out it’s playing somewhere nearby, I have a ticket purchased within 24 hours. If a song from it gets stuck in my head, I’m pulling out the DVD. It has a fat heroine and a major theme is racial injustice. It’s a perfect choice for 2016.
  • FOX did a live presentation of Grease, which I thought was a lot of fun. It’s interesting to watch Grease now as opposed to when I was a child watching it for the first time. There’s a lot of overtly sexual songs and lines that flew over my head when I was a kid, so this discussion of the sexual politics of Grease was particularly interesting to me. I still go back and forth on whether or not Grease is a feminist musical, but I still happily watch it whenever I get the chance.
  • I’ve been enjoying Tor’s Read/Watch of Disney movies, and I loved the article focusing on my favorite Disney movie of all: Beauty and the Beast. The traveling production will be in Kansas City this summer and you’d better believe I already have my ticket!
  • Mamma Mia is ridiculous and I love it. I’ve got the DVD (complete with sing along track!) and have seen at Starlight as well. I was delighted to read Smart Bitches Trashy Books’ three-part series on Mamma Mia. Grow Back Down Again discusses slut shaming, Your Best Friend is all about female friendships, and Not Too Old For Sex! is a great reminder that sex after 40 is a thing that can and should happen.
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