The film brings us Sarah (Dianna Agron, Glee), a young girl who has been following the path set for her by her family and her small town, she has a boyfriend and works as a cashier at a supermarket until she meets Pepper (Paz de La Huerta, Boardwalk Empire), a drifter, who is doing some drug deals and schemes in town. As she gets more and more involved in her new friend’s world, Sarah gets a job in a strip club and gets caught up in between two worlds.

On how such worlds can collide and what can be someone’s motivation for such a change, Agron says of her character Sarah:

She wants something different, but she can’t put her finger on it, until she meets Pepper and becomes exposed to so many things that are out of her realm of comfort and imagination but sometimes it takes someone else to put a finger on it to really inspire change.

I think life lessons come in times of need, want, and in times of inconvenience. I think they can come from somebody on the street or through an important figure in your life; you just have to be really open for them to move you in a way that they are intended to.

Social Media Pointers for Dealing with Artists

We’ve  been having a conversation on twitter and here are some of the highlights.

How you choose to interact with artists is, or course, up to you.  However, here are some pointers on how to talk to artists about their work online and what to do and not to do.

1) There is a small but very important difference between saying “Jeremy Whitley is a bad writer” and saying “@princelesscomic is a bad writer.  It is the difference between discussing my work with other people and walking into my house and slapping me.

2) Treat a person’s timeline like it is their house. Know that if you tag them in your post you that you are sending them a message. I know people @ people in things like #FF but you have to know you are jumping up in someone’s mentions when you do that.

3) Throwing an @ symbol at someone when giving them an angry or negative review or generally talking junk about them is a dick move.  If you do it, the natural and justified reaction to that is to block you.  Them blocking you does not mean that they are a poor sport or that you have somehow won, it just means you’ve lost access to that creator.  Believe me that creators do not lose any sleep over not seeing your dickish tweets in their mentions. Most of us are too busy trying to eat.

4) The word “critique” is overused on the internet. A critique involves a knowledgeable and reasoned analysis of a work of art. Generally speaking, these are the unicorns of social media.

5) What most people mean when they say “critique” is actually an opinion.  The thing about opinions is that everybody has them, they can be wrong, and they can often be easily proven wrong.

6) Saying “That’s just my opinion” does not make it valid.  Some opinions are poorly formed.  Some opinions are uninformed.  there is nothing sacred about an opinion.

7) A mark of an actual critic is that they refer their criticism to the work and not to the creator. A character can suck. Telling a writer they suck is picking a fight.

8) Most writers, myself included, are happy to respond to questions and love to do Q&A’s.  However, if you don’t ask a question, don’t expect an answer.  Insult and Answer is not a thing.

9) Creators are people and deserve to be treated as such.

10) Creators are under no obligation to “get” or “share” your “sense of humor”.

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In the years from 1985 to 2007 a serial killer later dubbed the Grim Sleeper quietly plucked African American women from the streets of South Central Los Angeles. They varied in age but shared the common thread of being hard on their luck: some turning to prostitution, drug addiction and others just running away from turmoil at home. Ten bodies were found, and over the course of a nearly 25 year span over a hundred women are suspected of being missing or being murdered. Many of them have still never been found. Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Heidi Fleiss, Aileen Wuornos) dives deep into this story. He sharpens his lens on the killer and a community whose people feel worthless, and whose complicated relationship with law enforcement may have helped these crimes continue unnoticed for so long. Interestingly enough, the LAPD chose not to participate in his documentary, in stark contrast to their involvement in the recent series The Jinx. #Smh

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Tech-Gaming score: 84% - Very Good.

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