Though much of the satire throughout the series can easily be traced back to real life (for example, Mr Peanutbutter's campaign for governor being a parody of Trump's presidential run), a perhaps more subtle yet still remarkably clear allegory throughout the show's existence is the striking similarities between Bojack Horseman and the life and works of Tennessee Williams.
When the name Marilyn Monroe is mentioned, two images are likely to come to mind; the skirt blowing scene of Billy Wilder's Seven Year Itch (1955), or the infamously breathy rendition of 'Happy Birthday' sung to John F Kennedy by Monroe in 1961. Both pop culture moments capture the image often associated with Marilyn; that of a beautiful, flirtatious woman who oozes sex appeal and knows how to use it. This image, though indicative of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the bombshells who thrived in it, is only a small part of the complex character Monroe was, and has largely damaged her reputation.
STOP! Don't take another step, or I'll KILL YOUR DOG!
If you went to a supermarket (or really, any place that sells non-perishable items and toilet paper), then you've lived through some of the milder challenges that Suzanne Collins captures in The Hunger Games.
Okay, so, I know I'm going to be hated for this one, but Disney really isn't that great. I know we are raised on their movies, but the messages are all wrong. Find a prince, fall in love, have children and your life will be complete.
Since 2013, fans all over the internet have been working together towards a common goal: grab every single Pixar movie and throw them into a shared universe.
My opinion here will appear strange to many but hopefully after some thought they might nod their heads, consider and then even accept. The opinion I have and have always held is as follows, celebrities and other famous people are just those that have been lucky and are the same as everyone else. This is a blanket opinion covering music, television, film and sport.
In disclosure, I love “The Purge” films. Each and every one. I deviate from the opinions of those who believe they are simply B-movie fodder for the wish-fulfillment set, and hold the opinion that the politics in these films are acutely well-informed and, unfortunately, not all that far from reality … which makes them, and the current USA Network television series spinoff (though I personally far prefer the films), all the more effective.
For my eyes and my eyes only,
Captain Jack Sparrow is probably the most famous fictional pirate seen in generations, pushing infamous figures like Captain Blood and Treasure Island's Captain Flint right out of the limelight. While the drunken antics and wild shenanigans of the crazed captain have become iconic to Johnny Depp's portfolio, fans have been asking for years whether a character that creative (and downright strange) could really be spun out of whole cloth.
James Bond 007 is perhaps the most well-known fictional espionage agent in history. The grand-daddy of Jimmy-come-lately characters like Jason Bourne, it's been estimated that over half of the world's population has seen a film starring the suave super spy. Though not as many people have read the originals penned by creator Ian Fleming (who was sort of an insane badass in his own right), the books have survived, and even thrived for decades now. For all that time there has been one, burning question in the minds of many franchise fans; who is the real James Bond?