YA Onscreen: Ladies Gettin’ It Done

Welcome back to YA Onscreen! It’s my turn to be the fill-in Mandy while Stephanie is now in Switzerland, hopefully eating ALL THE CHOCOLATE. Now let’s get to the news!

To the surprise of no one except maybe insufferable internet crybabies, Captain Marvel made it rain. Over $500 million worldwide already, holy shizz.

Nidhi Chanani’s graphic novel Pashmina is being turned into an animated musical.

The CW sets 13 season finale dates, and it’s also ending Arrow after its upcoming 10-episode season.

Some news on Amazon’s Lord of the Rings show.

Lucy Hale will star in the Riverdale spinoff, Katy Keene. As probably one of the few people who watched the entirety of Privileged and Life Sentence, I appreciate The CW’s perseverance in trying to make a Lucy Hale show happen.

Netflix has acquired Hometown, a comedy starring and co-written by Natasha Rothwell (Insecure and Love, Simon) that also has Tina Fey as one of the producers.

A Christmas Prince 3 will feature a royal baby. (GEE, where do they get these ideas from?!?)

The Maleficent sequel now has a new title, poster, and release date (October 18th).

Feast your eyes on trailers! So many trailers!

I’m still pretty indifferent to Disney’s live-action remakes (I haven’t even seen Beauty and the Beast), and this new trailer for Aladdin (May 24th) isn’t doing much to change that. The sets for the city of Agrabah looks somehow cheap (maybe it’s just the cinematography?) and at best, I can only muster mild enthusiasm for this.

Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart (May 24th), on the other hand, I could become obsessed with, esp. if it lives up to the early buzz. (NSFW language.)

I’m cautiously optimistic about Netflix’s Someone Great (April 19th), although it could be a case of A Little Too Relatable. (My favourite part that I’m assuming was intentional is the white feminist visual when Brittany Snow gets shut down about meaningless labels.)

Same goes for Late Night (June 7th). I just want to love this so much that I’ll be devastated if it’s anything less than the glorious love child of 30 Rock and The Devil Wears Prada.

Over on the TV side, get ready to cry when Season 3 of Queer Eye drops this friday (March 15th).

Also, the Fab Five goes behind the scenes of the upcoming season with Adam Rippon, because why the heck not?

Oral history of Broad City with Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Amy Poehler, and more.

Cruel Intentions turns 20 (OMG WUT) and there’s never been another movie quite like it.

“I wish more TV shows ran for just one season.” I agree with this in spirit — like, have a general idea for how the show should progress towards its finite end, but it can be longer if need be.

Songs from pop culture that people wish were real. I mean, some of them are actually real songs, but you get it. (DuJour means friendship! (But seriously, I still have that soundtrack somewhere.))

And because I can’t break the Pro-Tips habit, have a bunch of tweets! (And caps, apparently.)

Inclusion matters at E-V-E-R-Y level.

 

SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK. (Are we still saying that? I’m still saying that.)

 

Unsurprisingly, this thread is full of performances by women. FUNNY HOW THAT WORKS.

 

Glow up ACHIEVED.

 

That’s it for this week. Feel free to share your thoughts on these or any links we may have missed in the comments below!