MODERN FILMS: CURLY SUE FOUND DEAD

“Curly Sue Found Dead” (2016) reworks the male-dominated narrative of organized crime in America by creating the story of one woman: Susanna Crespo a.k.a Curly Sue. She thrives in 1980s Miami, the height of cocaine trafficking and the Miami Drug Wars. While exploring the glamorization of “the gangster” through pop culture, the narrative branding of props and evidence brings this character to life.

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MODERN RANTS: “THE SCENE” & BOYS

Ellie Rosenwasser lays down some real wisdom in her dissection of smooth-talking boys and “the scene” of arts and music: “The lesson I’ve learned is to not mess around with skaters who allude to promises of truth and sensitivity. I’m taking the high road and staying the hell away from charming, lanky, white boy musicians with jawlines that could pierce my skin if they tried.”

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