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Let’s Talk About How Sexist Selfie Is

Let's Talk About How Sexist Selfie Is

Last night the new comedy series Selfie premiered on ABC. I found it problematic, and not just because of Karen Gillan’s weird Cher-Horowitz-meets-Zooey-Deschanel version of an American accent, or the scene where vomit spills out of a barf bag, or the fact that the characters are named Eliza Dooley and Henry Higgs. Sure, those things bothered me, but none of them were my main problem with the show. My main problem was how gosh darn sexist it was. More »

Neil Patrick Harris Doesn’t Forget the Little Guys, Joins Up for ‘A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas’

Neil Patrick Harris Doesn't Forget the Little Guys, Joins Up for 'A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas'

You can credit the Harold & Kumar stoner comedies with rejuvenating Neil Patrick Harris‘ career: In 2004′s Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Harris played a fictionalized version of himself as a drug-addled playboy. Audiences loved seeing the guy they knew as cute Doogie Howser hilariously spiraling out of control. The next year, he introduced us to Barney Stinson (very much the same character, minus the drug habit) in How I Met Your Mother. His part in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) was even bigger: ‘Shrooms, branding hookers, and getting shot dead.

He could’ve let it go there and walked away from a franchise that helped establish him as a comic actor. More »