Comics Review #5: The Invisible Lesbian by Oceanerosemarie


Title: The Invisible Lesbian
Written by: Océanerosemarie
Art by: Sandrine Revel
Translated by: Edward Gauvin
Publisher: Delcourt
Year: 2013 (French)/2015 (English)

This French graphic novel by Océane Rose Marie (Océanerosemarie is her pen name) was originally published by Delcourt in 2013 and is now available in English through Comixology. The story revolves around Océanerosemarie who considers herself an “invisible lesbian” and her journey from childhood to adulthood. As a reader, we follow the problems and insecurities that come with growing up as a lesbian.

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Movie Review #4: Star Wars – The Force Awakens (2015)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Poster
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (source: starwars.com)

Title: Star Wars – The Force Awakens (IMDb)
Directed by: J. J. Abrams
Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams, Michael Arndt, George Lucas (creator)
Year: 2015
Length: 135 min.
Rating: 12
My IMDb rating: 9/10

Mostly spoiler free review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (3D). If you don’t want to know any names of characters who appear in this movie, you probably shouldn’t read it before watching it. Otherwise, you’re good.

Fans have waited 10 years for the continuation of Star Wars. In my opinion, it was totally worth it.

Although I am not one of the biggest Star Wars fans, I did enjoy watching the original trilogy as a kid and when re-watching it lately, I liked it still. I remember having seen the first prequel in the cinema – and I hated it so much that I never went back to watch the rest of it. I did watch the prequels last year (or rather suffered through them) and I choose not to watch them again.

When I heard that J. J. Abrams would direct Episode VII, I was very excited. As a Star Trek fan, I had watched Abrams’ re-envisioned version with joy. I hear you critics saying that it wasn’t a good Star Trek movie, and I partly agree with you, but it was such a good movie. I honestly can’t say how often I have watched it… It’s embarrassing, really. (Let’s not talk about Into Darkness, though. That was embarrassing on a whole different level.)

Then, we got the first teaser trailer for The Force Awakens.

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Femme Friday #5: Black Widow (Photo #1)

I’m too beat to write anything useful for today’s Femme Friday (I have two drafts saved for the following weeks, though ^^). So instead, I make a different kind of entry using another medium: photography.

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Black Widow is bad-ass! I love her attitude, her skills and her look. Also, the comic book is a great read (see my review here). I recently started collecting these Pop! vinyl figures… They are ridiculous but also somehow cute. This one’s a bobble head version. Cool, right? 😉

Femme Friday #3: Hiratsuka Raichô (part 2)

Last time, I introduced you to Hiratsuka Raichô, a leading figure in early Japanese feminism, focusing on her biographical background (read here). In this second part, I will talk about the literary society Seitôsha (Bluestocking Society) which was founded by Hiratsuka, and the two scandals which raised awareness of “New Women” in Japan and led to a wave of publications about women.

Hiratsuka and the Seitôsha
Hiratsuka and the Seitôsha (source: Hiroko Tomida: Hiratsuka Raichô and Early Japanese Feminism, 2004)

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