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The lady's not for turning: cinematic portrayals of lesbians need to get real | Film | The Guardian
predatory trope ( a significant or recurrent theme) // "The age difference is stark, but beyond this, the narrative of lesbian conversion is there in all its problematic glory, throwing up questions about sexual identity and coercion. Not only by using an uncomfortable stereotype about predatory lesbians, but also by treating sexual identity as if it were a taste in food: here, try the asparagus; if you eat it enough you might like it. [...] Indeed, the conversion trope itself is probably a response to the difficulty in depicting real lesbian relationships – they have to be couched in stereotypical terms for mainstream audiences to connect with. [...] The recurrence of the cliche is one that will hopefully disappear as being public about your queer identity becomes easier, and we begin to recognise that lesbian women can have boring, conventional love stories just like anyone else."
LGBTQIASP  public  perception  public  image  stigma  erasure  Hollywood  Entertainment  Industry  lowest  common  denominator  homophobic  Homophobia  transphobia  Transphobic  cliche  stereotype  society  public  discourse  public  awareness  Gesellschaft  prejudice 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
The Distortion of Sound [Full Film] - YouTube
>> people will sacrifice for convenience and ... instant gratification. // sales people don't tell about Lossy Compression that is MP3. // bc of access and low-barriers and less friction ... quality sunk and sunk and sunk.
Music  Industry  Lossy  Compression  MP3  codec  FLAC  Perception  user  experience  customer  experience  experience  shared  experience  product  experience  convenience  filter  bubble  emotion  wow  experience  discovery  Passion  quality  lowest  common  denominator  digital  content  digital  natives  digital  artist  digital  economy  feelings 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Bad news for whistleblowers. Secret is far less secret than you think | PandoDaily
Only DAU thinks Secret or Whisper or any other consumer grade app, on a consumer grade tablet or phone, promising keeping them anonymity, uses these apps to 'blow the whistle.' ahhm troll, hate and gossip or even leak stuff. I thought Silicon Valley ppl are smart. No they just know how to code & design ... "to make the world better" ... sort of. “A court order without probable cause or even a subpoena may be enough for law enforcement or for a civil litigant to demand records.“ Conley went on to say that anonymous app companies need to make sure their backend data practices line up with the advertised purpose of their product: “They need to think through their own process. If you are offering a service that is about providing anonymous communication, then if you are retaining their identity and tying it to their communication, then you are kind of undermining the whole purpose of your service.”
Secret  Whisper  anonymity  Internet  Privacy  DAU  Whistleblower  Troll  Trolls  Haters  Hater  culture  VPN  Tor  cryptography  encryption  PGP  TrueCrypt  Smartphone  mobilephone  Silicon  Valley  lowest  common  denominator  social  science  social  study  civic  society  civil  society  Zivilgesellschaft  gossip  culture  gossip  social  society 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
Costolo’s plan to make Twitter all about entertainment makes perfect sense | PandoDaily
"There are huge dollars in entertainment– more than in news and certainly more than in what your friend had for lunch. Twitter is the only force on earth that argues against time shifting. Sure you can TiVo the Oscars. But you better not open Twitter for two hours if you do. And lastly, with “just” 300 million users or so Twitter desparately needs to go mainstream. Like it or not, this is a generation of consumer Web companies graded on the Facebook and LinkedIn curves. You gotta either have the size of the former or the monetization of the latter. The lowest common denominator on global culture are movies, music, TV, and sports. As his friend Ryan Seacrest can attest, more people vote for American Idol hopefuls than elected officials." || Twitter is now a live stream of what is happening. The shortest & most accessible form to NOW. Not more. Not less. Your hourly quick fix. Part of the home screen. Next to Snapchat & WhatsApp & FB ... + http://bit.ly/1rkVyMh + http://bit.ly/1g1LJeO
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Flawless Trans Women Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox Respond Flawlessly To Katie Couric’s Invasive Questions | Autostraddle
Cox said that the preoccupation with genitalia and transition objectifies trans women and distracts us from the real issues. [...] Then Cox hit it out of the park when she said, “by focusing on bodies we don’t focus on the lived realities of that oppression and that discrimination.” [...] Trans people are more than just our bodies, and these two women showed that in the absolute best way possible. + http://katiecouric.com/videos/carmen-carreras-quest-to-become-a-victorias-secret-angel/ + http://katiecouric.com/videos/orange-is-the-new-black-laverne-cox/ + Carmen Carrera Discusses Transphobia On HuffPost Live - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9X29T3TU1c + http://rollingout.com/entertainment/carmen-carrera-responds-chelsea-handlers-transphobic-jokes/ + @7:25 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDy4re6C6sA
Transgender  LGBT  gender  politics  gender  norms  gender  non-conforming  gender  role  gender  conforming  gender  binary  gender  policing  gender  gender  identity  stereotype  prejudice  Transphobic  transphobia  hate  crime  hate  speech  mainstream  media  lowest  common  denominator  Carmen  Carrera  Laverne  Cox  Victoria  Secret  heteronormative  Queer  sexualität  sexuality  bisexual  bisexuality  LGBTQ  homophobic  Homophobia  masculinity  social  science  bullying  Drag  Queen  artist 
january 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Is Hollywood's blockbuster model broken?
The irony is that Spielberg almost singlehandedly invented the blockbuster genre. When his film Jaws was released in 1975, Hollywood realised that making a few big-budget films a year that appealed to the masses was more lucrative than making dozens of smaller ones, and a business model was born. Since then budgets have soared and artistic merit has taken a back seat. [...] After a wave of acquisitions in the 80s and 90s, the six "majors" that dominate global box office are now parts of massive media conglomerates. They have found ways to both boost profitability of their films and mitigate the risks associated with making such huge investments. [...] The first thing the studios have done is spread the risk by getting dozens of smaller production companies to invest alongside them, reducing their exposure to a potential flop.
Steven  Spielberg  Blockbuster  copyright  copyright  infringement  Hollywood  Entertainment  conglomerate  mainstream  media  media  conglomerate  revenue  stream  ROI  Gary  Vaynerchuk  social  media  360-music-contract  Music  Industry  Porn  business  model  businessmodel  commodity  business  commoditization  entrepreneurship  entrepreneurial  entrepreneur  book  lowest  common  denominator  crowd-pleasers 
december 2013 by asterisk2a
Clare Foges: The raven haired poet who wrote David Cameron's EU referendum speech | Mail Online
In an article for ConservativeHome website, she lamented the death of rousing political speech making.
Referring to her hatred of ‘antiseptic oratory’, she said it had many causes. She believed it was the ‘natural successor to spin’, and she attacked politicians for their reluctance to use rhetoric in case they were seen as ‘pretentious’.

She said: ‘So, though no less educated than Gladstone or Churchill, they appeal to the lowest common denominator.

‘Like private school kids shedding their blazer at the bus stop to look cool, they shed the heavy mantle of their education to emulate — and hopefully appeal to — an imaginary “everyman”.’
speech  lowest  common  denominator  public  speaking  Rhetorik  speeches  Politics  speech  writing  Rhetoric 
january 2013 by asterisk2a

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