In which I realize that so many of the stories I’ve loved fall into the science fiction category. I tell you what drew me into these stories —badass women, romantic virtual beings, anti-capitalist commentary.
These are not your blockbuster superhero films with cult followings. They are superheroes of various races, ages and sexual orientations, dealing with mental illness, family drama and falling in love.
In a world where Black women are regularly and repeatedly pitted against each other, on a show based entirely on interpersonal drama, it’s a wonderful reprieve to see the support and trust that they’re capable of.
This Swedish Netflix Original is perfectly tailored to me, and everyone else who misses Skam.
Based on the bestselling trilogy of novels by Eden Robinson and set in Canada, Trickster is embedded with Indigenous culture. It’s also seriously cinematic.
Tom & Jerry: The Movie is a joy to watch! Everything from the chaos of the animated animals chasing each other through the city and around the corners of the hotel to the incredible decor in Jerry’s tiny hole-in-the-wall home.
Zero tells a story of defining and defending home. It gives us the gift of seeing vibrant, joyous creative Black kids as stars of their neighbourhood and on screen.
Including the career story of the Spiderverse director, Emma Roberts’ difficult journey to pregnancy, and the guy who bought Kanye’s high school art off Antique Roadshow.
Float Plan is emotional, enlightening, empowering, encouraging —I think it could *and should* be the PS I Love You meets Eat Pray Love of our time.
None of these were romantic really, but the title of this post is factually accurate. This is what I watched during the ~weekend of love~ while I lay in bed cursed with the fatigue and agony of my fibromyalgia. It’s a lot of Netflix.