Reviews tagging 'Terminal illness'
The 2000s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture, by Grace Perry
cassielaj's review against another edition
emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring reflective fast-paced
Entertaining, enlightening, funny, heartwarming, full of pop culture references and queerness. Love
Graphic: Lesbophobia, Sexual content, and Homophobia
Moderate: Terminal illnessHomophobia and lesbophobia are discussed, but only for the purpose of unpacking bias and breaking down barriers
emotional funny hopeful inspiring reflective medium-paced
Moderate: Terminal illness, Religious bigotry, Homophobia, and Lesbophobia
emotional funny informative inspiring reflective medium-paced
Funny and touching memoir about growing up queer in the 2000s, all connected to queer and queer adjacent pop culture of the time. Especially enjoyed the essay on Katy Perry’s I Kissed A Girl.
Moderate: Biphobia, Homophobia, Toxic friendship, Terminal illness, and Lesbophobia
questingnotcoasting's review against another edition
funny hopeful informative reflective medium-paced
This was a really funny, insightful memoir in essays. Perry is only a few years older than me so we share a lot of the same pop culture references. Aside from the chapters on Disney original channel movies and The Real World, I was familiar with all of the TV and artists she mentions, particularly Glee, The O.C., Mean Girls, Gossip Girl, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. She examines all her subjects critically while also acknowledging how our generation has been shaped by them and feels nostalgic towards them. She discusses the heteronormativity, harmful stereotypes and performative inclusion often found in media and while all those things are still present today, she does shine a light on what progress has been made.
Moderate: Death, Grief, Homophobia, and Terminal illness