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The Wednesday Edition - Oct 3, 2018
Fresh from your pals at themarysue.com


Check out the inspiring first episode of Funded in America,
where La La Anthony meets Fatima Hussein and Jamie Glove,
creators of the ASIYA Sports Hijab for athletic girls and women.
Movies, female directors, Lucasfilm, Star Wars (franchise)

Seriously, Will Lucasfilm Ever Hire a Female Director?


By Kate Gardner on Wed,12:54
Someone might say, "Well, they're making safe choices and picking who is right for the job!" To that, I'll respond with the firings, reshoots, and somewhat troubled productions that many directors have brought to the studio. So who is right for the job?
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News, brett kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, Tweets

Brett Kavanaugh’s Road to the Supreme Court, as Told by Celebrity Tweets


By Daniella Bondar on Wed,12:50
The past couple of weeks have been peak 2018.
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TV, C.S. Lewis, Netflix, The Chronicles of Narnia

Netflix Is Going All in on The Chronicles of Narnia With a New Series and Films


By Chelsea Steiner on Wed,12:38
Netflix is diving headfirst into the Narnia universe with a new expansive deal for the works of C.S. Lewis, which include a Chronicles of Narnia reboot series and several new films based on the iconic fantasy series.
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Movies, Nerdy tattoos, the Mary Sue tattoo project

TMS Tattoo Project: Why I’m Getting a Ricki and the Flash Quote


By Rachel Leishman on Wed,11:44
When I found out that my grandma had an aggressive form of brain cancer, my life went from being kind of perfect to suddenly being faced with the reality that, if we were lucky, we'd get one more year with my grandma. Obviously, my emotions were all over the place, so when a friend of mine had a rough day and needed a pick-me-up, she said she wanted to watch a Sebastian Stan movie. Unfortunately, we had both already seen the majority of his career.
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Books, Anne Rice, Interview with a Vampire, Lestat, The Vampire Chronicles

Why Our Love For Anne Rice’s Vampires Is Undying


By Princess Weekes on Wed,11:43
With the latest installment of the Vampire Chronicles out, it seems a perfect time to discuss what makes Anne Rice's series so beloved after more than 30 years.
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News, politics, sexual assault

#WhyIDidntReport: Survivors Don’t Owe Us Anything


By Kylie Cheung on Wed,10:47
It’s not the job of survivors to humanize themselves to people who are already determined not to see, respect, or accept them as human beings. It’s not the job of survivors to rehash their trauma in public spaces, or perform painstaking emotional labor to convince people who lack the fundamental empathy required to believe survivors that sexual assault is, in fact, real.
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Comics, DC Comics, Starro

Who Is Starro? A Brief History of the Forgotten Supervillain


By Princess Weekes on Wed,8:25
Starro the Conqueror, the starfish with the evil masterplan and a forgotten enemy in the Justice League.
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TV, Ghost-Spider, Marvel Rising, Riri

Marvel Rising Announces Ghost-Spider and Ironheart Animated Specials


By Chelsea Steiner on Tue,5:47
Marvel Rising will be releasing two new animated specials, focusing on Ghost-Spider/Gwen Stacy and Ironheart/Riri Williams.
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Big on the Internet, Carey Mulligan, new york film festival, things we saw today

Things We Saw Today: Carey Mulligan Shuts Down Man Who Called Her Character “Reprehensible”


By Kate Gardner on Tue,5:45
It would also be nice if women weren't subjected to dealing with this sort of harassment at screenings from audiences members.
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News, brett kavanaugh, sexism, women in film

The ’80s Movies Brett Kavanaugh Uses to Explain His Youth Are Steeped in Misogyny, Assault, and Rape Culture


By Vivian Kane on Tue,5:30
You might like these movies. You might think they're funny or even classics. But Brett Kavanaugh tried to use them as examples of innocent, boyish antics, and they are most definitely not that. They do, however, illuminate some of the ways in which Kavanaugh's views towards girls, women, and sex (not to mention the drinking habits he spoke of at length) could have been influenced by normalized misogyny and rape culture.
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Books, April Genevieve Tucholke, giveaway, The Boneless Mercies

Win a Copy of The Boneless Mercies, Where the Girls Are Killer


By Kaila Hale-Stern on Tue,5:19
You can win one of five copies of April Genevieve Tucholke's The Boneless Mercies, a dark YA fantasy where young women get to be bloodthirsty monster-hunters hungry for glory—just as it should be.
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News, #TIMESUP, Lisa Borders, time's up

Former WNBA President Lisa Borders Named as Time’s Up’s First President and CEO


By Chelsea Steiner on Tue,4:46
Time's Up has found its first president and CEO in Lisa Borders, who has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors.
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Comics, DC Comics, DC SuperHero Girls, Shea Fontana

DC SuperHero Girls Tackles Friendship, Creativity, Leadership and Therapy


By Princess Weekes on Tue,3:45
In addition, to being well-written, fun and engaging DC SuperHero Girls is trying to teach young girls to take care of themselves.
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AMP Featured, Big on the Internet, Chris Evans, Twitter

Chris Evans as Golden Retrievers Is Exactly What We Need Right Now


By Rachel Leishman on Tue,2:50
Just a cute thing that everyone is currently finding joy in, maybe because it's really perfect and Chris Evans is definitely our golden retriever, but also because with everything bad happening in 2018, things like this remind us of all that is good and pure in the world.
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News, LGBTQ discrimination, LGBTQ rights, Trump

The Trump Administration Is Denying Visas to Same-Sex Partners of Diplomats in Their Latest Assault on LGBTQ Rights


By Chelsea Steiner on Tue,2:43
The Trump administration continues their attack on LGBTQ rights in a new directive leveled at the same-sex domestic partners of diplomats and United Nations employees.
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Movies, Lady Gaga, Venom

Mother Monster vs the Monster: Lady Gaga Fans Feud With Venom Fans


By Rachel Leishman on Tue,2:21
Lady Gaga fans are telling people to go see 'A Star is Born' instead of 'Venom' and it is starting a Twitter feud between fanbases.
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Movies, Catherine Hardwicke, Stephenie Meyer, Twilight

After Twilight’s Success, Director Catherine Hardwicke Was Labeled “Difficult” and Replaced by Men


By Princess Weekes on Tue,2:16
It marks 10 years since the first Twilight movie came out and changed the way that vampires in media were depicted forever.
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Big on the Internet, Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Twitter

Study Shows Russian Bots Targeted The Last Jedi to Cause Chaos, and It Really Worked


By Kate Gardner on Tue,1:24
So where does this leave us? Where can we possibly go from here, knowing that this discourse is now taken over and framed by Russian bots and active political trolling?
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TV, Hulu, Marvel Runaways, Runaways

Runaways Season Two Trailer Gives Us Plenty of Super-Powered Teen Drama


By Chelsea Steiner on Tue,12:56
Hulu has dropped the first teaser trailer for season two of Marvel's Runaways, or as I like to think of it, The O.C. with super powers.
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Sponsored, The Mary Sue Shop

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By Diana Vilbert on Tue,12:37
Learn music production from industry pros with Noiselab, plus other deals for the musically-inclined. These deals have all the audiophiles in your life covered, with deals starting at just $19.
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