Hollywood screenplays love to describe women as pretty—but not too pretty

Like so much else in the movie industry, its depictions of women begin with the writing process. Recently, Vulture combed over dozens of classic screenplays and compiled descriptions of fifty female characters in order to get some “insight into how Hollywood views women and creates roles for them.” Seeing these…

Imagine the Star Trek that could have been with these undeveloped spec scripts

In honor of this month’s premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, the Trekkers over at Vulture decided to take a look back at one of the more unconventional aspects of the sci-fi franchise that ultimately produced some of its more memorable episodes: the open-submission policy. Unlike most modern TV shows that are produced…

All 165 Pink Floyd songs have been ranked, now let’s fight about it

Perhaps more than any other band of its caliber and era, Pink Floyd has become synonymous with being a teenager. With 22-minute psychedelic symphonies, anti-authoritarian lyrics, and a legacy of album covers turned into black-light posters, there’s something about Pink Floyd that has appealed to the growing minds of…

Read This: How did Silicon Valley film those two horses fucking?

HBO’s Silicon Valley has developed a bit of a reputation for dick jokes, likely because its first season concluded with one of the most elaborate dick jokes ever put to camera. But this past week’s episode, “Two In The Box,” contained an even more visually impressive (perhaps “assaultive” is the better word) stunt. As…

The ’90s version of The Hunger Games is a much more generic affair

Timing is important. Some things need the proper technological advances in order to come to fruition, some need to be part of a particular zeitgeist to really work, and most of today’s large blockbusters need to have not come out in the ’90s. At least, that seems to be the lesson conveyed by a new trailer remix from …

“The Wig Short” gives The Big Short even less believable fake hair

The Big Short, a fact-based drama based on Michael Lewis’ book about the collapse of the housing market, has plenty going for it, including the participation of such well-regarded actors as Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, and Marisa Tomei. It also has some of the most ridiculous, ill-fitting wigs…

Take a deep dive into the dramatic history of TV’s “very special episodes”

Today’s Great Job, Internet! is taking time away from posting mashups and funny cat photos to deal with a very sensitive topic: very special episodes of TV shows. Those were the awkwardly earnest episodes of sitcoms seen mostly in the ’80s and ’90s that highlighted important social issues in a somber way while still…

Explore the rise and fall of the lesbian-kiss episode

This week’s installment of Vulture’s “Secret History Of Television” looks at the tired “lesbian-kiss episode” trope. As a ratings stunt, television shows used to have a heterosexual-identifying female character kiss some random lesbian or bisexual woman, only to have them disappear and let the straight girl get back…

True Detective season two titles remixed in the style of Starsky & Hutch

The reaction to the second season of HBO’s True Detective has been less than stellar. It’s still an entertaining exploration of the darkness that eats at the souls of men, but certainly has lost something from the propulsive first season that seemingly churned out classic episode after classic episode. Perhaps instead…