Editor’s Note: LOL!

In 2005, like a dutiful teen with a disposable income, I saw Mr. & Mrs. Smith in theatres. What I remember most—more than the chemistry between a pre-Brangelina Brad and Angie and any specific plot points—was a stranger who advised me after my reaction to one particularly goofy scene, “You need to learn how to laugh.” I’m […]

The Sassy Slapstick of Raven-Symoné in That’s So Raven

Viewed through a patriarchal lens, (young) women’s bodies are habitually seen as too fragile, too precious, to slip on a banana peel or fall down a flight of stairs. — Alex Clayton, The Body In Hollywood Slapstick * Raven Baxter, the extravagant psychic heroine of Disney’s That’s So Raven (2003-2007)[i], hates being ignored. When she’s […]