I help edit Flavorwire, geek out on teen TV for the L.A. Times ShowTracker blog, and write about music for a few places. I'm also in the midst of co-editing, with Niina Pollari, a zine and book project called "It's Complicated: Feminist Writers on the Misogynist Art We Love," which you can also follow on Tumblr.
So, I actually saw Ruby Sparks last night and am writing about it now. It is good — and it’s in conversation with Girls and Sheila Heti’sHow Should a Person Be? in a way that makes me think there is actually some tide turning around young women wrestling their own stories out of the hands of male writers.
But this marketing idea is either some brilliant stealth appeal to the exact kind of person that needs to see Ruby Sparks most or a colossally stupid inversion of Zoe Kazan’s whole point.