Book Review: Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

First published on The Local Stew. Before I read the book, I read the New York Times feature, ‘Mieko Kawakami Cracks the Code of Being a Woman in Japan’: “Kawakami said she would be pleased if her novels provided solace that readers ultimately outgrow. ‘Maybe I will be happy if they look back from theContinue reading “Book Review: Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami”

The Baby-Sitters Club: A Nostalgic Trip To The 90s And Early 2000s For Millennials And Older Gen Z Kids.

First published on Gaysi Family. July 3rd  2020 saw a reboot of The Baby-Sitters Club (BSC) via a Netflix series. Its predecessors include 213 books from 1986 to 2000, a TV series in 1990, a movie in 1995 and an ongoing graphic novel series. A two decade time jump introduced lots of little (and some big) changes inContinue reading “The Baby-Sitters Club: A Nostalgic Trip To The 90s And Early 2000s For Millennials And Older Gen Z Kids.”

‘Masaba Masaba’ With It’s Laundry List Of Cameos And Uncomfortable Acting, Seems To Fit Perfectly With Netflix’s Current Rebranding

First published on Gaysi Family. ‘Masaba Masaba’ is a semi-fictionalised docuseries based on mother-daughter duo, Neena and Masaba Gupta. The series is set 10 years into Masaba establishing her own fashion label ‘House of Masaba’, and navigates us through the label’s creative journey of putting up a new collection with a tight deadline. On theContinue reading “‘Masaba Masaba’ With It’s Laundry List Of Cameos And Uncomfortable Acting, Seems To Fit Perfectly With Netflix’s Current Rebranding”

Film Bonde Is Different, It’s Not Sad.

First published on Gaysi Family. When it comes to black, queer lives, more often than not -commercial and indie filmmakers alike- give the audience an equally heart and gut wrenching narrative of loss, jump cuts and monochrome lighting, complete with somber music in the background. As if only spoon-fed tragedy is capable of having aContinue reading “Film Bonde Is Different, It’s Not Sad.”

Little Women and it’s not so little problems

  The recent adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women had potential. Right from the start, Gerwig makes it clear that her adaptation will be different from its predecessors.  She starts with lively music and Jo negotiating a deal with a male publisher. She chooses this over the traditional opening scene of quiet domesticity inContinue reading “Little Women and it’s not so little problems”