John Boyega Doesn’t Deserve Hate

The year is 2015. The trailer for The Force Awakens has just dropped. The reaction is overwhelmingly positive, except for one major thing— some people (re: racists) are mad a black man has a leading role in a Star Wars film. John Boyega, the actor who plays Finn, has dealt with racist hate for nearly [...]

Dear LGBT Community

I know, I know. You see a title like this and immediately have war flashbacks. So many non-queer people have written or filmed open letters to the LGBT+ community. These missives are filled with the hottest of takes and are often tone-deaf or hyper-focused on a particular letter (usually the T). It’s exhausting. But I [...]

Take Takedown: Into’s Bizarre Read of Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” Music Video

Hoo boy, did I see the hottest of hot takes today. This past week, Ariana Grande released the music video for her latest single “thank u, next.” It pretty much immediately became one of the most watched videos on YouTube of all time. In the video, Grande pays homage to four of her favorite movies: [...]

Rita Ora’s “Girls”: An Insensitive Act of Fetishization or Innocent Act of Personal Expression?

Look, I don’t pretend to be an expert on WLW culture or values. I only figured out I’m a lesbian six months ago. When it comes to a lot of our hot button issues, I haven’t yet entered my dog in that race. I know how I feel when I feel it, and that’s it. [...]