Serenity ★★★★

Fifteen years ago this week, I joined a small group of film reviewers in Beverly Hills to interview Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Sean Maher, and Jewel Staite.

Since I've never posted on Serenity here at Letterboxd before, here's a link to the full transcript of those conversations.

And then here's my Dance-of-the-Fanboy review of the film.


Ignorance is bliss, I guess. I mean, I can't say I've been surprised that Joss Whedon's name has been caught in the net of #MeToo, but still, it hit me like yet another bruising gut punch in this Everything is Awful season. For a sweet season, Firefly was one of the unassailable joys of my life. Now, I'll never be able to look at it again without at least a vague sense of betrayal. The tagline "I aim to misbehave" now has a grotesque subtext. Why must my gender be so predictably and relentlessly loathsome?