The Riverdale Rag #017 – Really, Archie?

This week it’s the return of the Double Digest, as Cecily and Chanda discuss "There Will Be Blood" and "Primary Colors".

Stray Observations

  • We’ve discussed how the show treats characters of colour before, but the marginalization also carries over into its queer characters. We don’t have much hope for a happy future for Kevin Keller, but Cecily thinks the show has gone to far with Cheryl’s conversion therapy storyline. We don’t trust the show to handle this subject with any seriousness or sensitivity, and we’d just like to see Riverdale’s queer characters be treated with some respect just once.

Show Notes

There Will Be Blood is a 2007 American drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano. The film was inspired by Upton Sinclair's novel Oil!. It tells the story of a silver miner-turned-oilman (Day-Lewis) on a ruthless quest for wealth during Southern California's oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Kevin J. O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds, and Dillon Freasier are also featured in the film.

Primary Colors is a 1998 film based on the novel Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics, a roman à clef about Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign in 1992, which was originally published anonymously, but in 1996 was revealed to have been written by journalist Joe Klein, who had been covering Clinton's campaign for Newsweek. The film was directed by Mike Nichols and scripted by Elaine May; it starred John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Maura Tierney, Larry Hagman, and Adrian Lester.

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