Obviously, there are SPOILERS GALORE for the movie Us in this article. But if you’re constitutionally incapable of watching horror films like I am, this is a great way to get an overview of the really complex and fascinating themes from Jordan Peele’s latest film.
This article still has a few spoilers about the movie, but it more importantly describes the themes and focus of horror movies in general. I’ll be thinking about this line for a while: “In fact, one could argue that horror as a genre has mostly subsisted on the anxieties of white people, and the fear that the violence visited on the world and on millions of disadvantaged people in their name might rebound from the beyond.” I also enjoyed this short video in which Peele talks a little bit about the similarities between horror and comedy and how they both deal with our fear of death. As someone who who completely wrote off horror films in the past, I have a newfound appreciation for the genre now, even if I have to personally deal with my fear of death through comedy instead.
This story is just bananas, but it also points to how much of a wild West the world of sperm and egg donation really is, especially legally.
I’ve been trying to figure out if I should try the Curly Girl method for my wavy hair (answer: probably not, because it seems like a lot of work), and along the way I came across this article and finally learned why my hair takes so much longer to dry than other people’s — it’s not just that it’s thick, but that it also that it has lower porosity, which is “hair’s ability to absorb and retain moisture.” It’s a little thing, but it felt very validating to finally understand this about my hair.