The March edition of Fangirls Going Rogue is up!
To start the show off, Teresa and Tricia play our first two listener voicemails, before getting straight to the heart of the matter on the fangirl reaction to the Star Wars Rebels character reveals during New York Toy Fair. Teresa said it best, and I’ll reiterate it here. Sometimes the meaning and sincerity of fans can be lost in 140 character tweets and prose blogs. We hope that our honest and open discussion highlights how passionate the female fans are, and why we feel it is important to ask for what we want. This isn’t just about us as fans, but truly, all fans, especially the littlest ones, who aren’t blogging and opining on social media.
The discussion revolved around Teresa’s post “The Great Gender Divide” at Jedi News, my post “Fangirls Ignite a Rebellion For Their Newest Star Wars Heroines” at FANgirl, and Lisa Granshaw’s article “Where are the Women in Star Wars: Rebels?” at The Daily Dot. Lisa provided great perspective as a long time fangirl who covers pop culture for many mainstream websites like The Daily Dot, NBCToday.com and Blastr. If you’re not following her on Twitter, now is the time!
Here are some of the articles we reference directly in the podcast:
- Girl Legos Are a Hit, But Why Do Girls Need Special Legos (via NPR)
- Star Wars Rebels First Impressions written by Amy Ratcliffe (via The Mary Sue)
- Hera Speaks – Star Wars Rebels’ Vanessa Marshall on Pilot, Plot, and the Family Dynamic (via Newsarama)
Our special guest for this month was actress and extremely amazing fangirl Clare Grant. She talked about sharing her fandom with her friends from Team Unicorn and her husband Seth Green. With media often trying to show women pitted against one another, it was refreshing to hear Clare debunk the stereotype. Clare has some amazing projects in the works, including clothes designed for We Love Fine, a TV show Team Unicorn’s Saturday Action Fun Hour and two movies: Evil Nature and Phantom Halo. Tricia and Teresa had a chance to pick her brain on cosplay, voicing Latts Razzi on The Clone Wars, and making her award-winning fanfilm “Saber.” You can find Clare Grant on Twitter or her website.
Finally, inspired by the release of The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions, the character discussion focused on the one and only Yoda. Would we like to see more books or movies about the green Ninja frog? In keeping with tradition, Teresa and Tricia pitch a movie idea. You will have to tune in to find out what it was!
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Let’s give a moment to those mothers that can not have a child…
and to the husbands that stick by their wives regardless of wether they can have a child
This was the most realistic Disney movie ever.
yeah the part where the house flies off due to a bunch of balloons was very realistic
Actually they consulted an architect about how many balloons exactly it would take to do that to a house of that exact size and weight. They calculated that moment using a physics engine and took everything into account. Unless a professional architect as well as all of the physics professors who put their effort into that highly advanced physics engine are wrong, that take off was actually very doable and scientifically accurate.
And then they actually made it happen:
“That day she was amazed to discover that when he was saying ‘As you wish’, what he meant was ‘I love you’.”
There’s a shortage of perfect films in the world; it’d be a shame if you haven’t seen this one.
Work in progress, January 2014
Jacob Sutton .
Joss Whedon ft. The Avengers