El Hunt

Culture

how this cult movie rewrote the rules of lgbt+ cinema

Released 20 years ago, 'But I'm a Cheerleader', starring baby Natasha Lyonne, took a surreal and satirical look at gay conversion therapy, and led the way for a new kind of queer cinema.
El Hunt
5.22.19
Culture

how 90s show 'smack the pony' led the way in feminist comedy

An absurdist sketch show paved the way for the likes of 'Broad City' and 'Chewing Gum'.
El Hunt
1.28.19
Culture

why do our brains love celebrity conspiracy theories?

Twitter threads, YouTube videos, Harry and Louis treatise on Tumblr. Today, alternative narratives about celebrities are circulating more quickly than ever.
El Hunt
11.9.18
think piece

the feminist comedians dismantling sexist ‘jokes’

From Hannah Gadsby to Ali Wong, a distinct wave of smart female comics are poking fun at the old guard of comedy and starting from scratch.
El Hunt
8.7.18
Culture

a guide to forgotten internet heroes

Tell me here, where are you now that I need ya?
El Hunt
6.29.18
Opinion

what does love island say about male friendship and gaslighting women?

Adam’s recent actions in the villa have prompted a wider discussion about gaslighting -- a form of psychological manipulation used to create self-doubt and disorientation in a victim. But in taking Adam to task, we should also be questioning his peers.
El Hunt
6.22.18
Music

who’s really to blame for the rita ora girls backlash?

New ‘bisexual anthem’, Girls, was totally tone-deaf. What went so wrong?
El Hunt
5.15.18
Culture

how walmart yodel boy went from meme to actual celebrity

A month after first going viral, Mason Ramsey -- aka Walmart Yodel Boy -- finds himself with a record deal, festival slots and a full backstory. But what does this all mean for the history of the meme?
El Hunt
5.9.18
Culture

how this iconic eastenders moment became a viral, gay meme

Starting life in 2011, Vanessa Gold’s comedic fit of rage has caught a never-ending second wind on the internet. Years on, ‘Bubbly’s in the Fridge’ has become a shorthand expression for all of our most melodramatic fantasies. Here’s how it was created.
El Hunt
4.13.18