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  1. maggiegil

    S05.E12: Up in the Air . . .

    I hope they had security or that was a private park or something for the day camp. Jazz said there had been hate comments under the video she posted, if they didn't have some sort of screening or something it was a very risky endeavor. I'm still not sure of the purpose of the day camp. I assumed it was going to be for teenagers (13-18) who seemed to be the demographic at the group Jazz attended that inspired the whole thing. The games they played were the type every child plays, there wasn't anything revolutionary or transformatory about them but I thought could have been good ice breakers for teenagers. I thought it was kind of a good idea when I thought the people who had been at the group last week were going to be there, meet new people their age etc but I didn't see the point in it being for random children. I can't say I've ever thought of Jazz as a perfectionist, I had to rewind it when Grandma said it to make sure I didn't mishear that Jazz really manipulated her parents to have the surgery early, now that shes had it she doesn't see any benefit to being able to convalesce at home, thats a slap in the face IMHO. You could see the manipulation when she was like "you want me to be happy, don't you etc.". Does anyone remember last season when Jeanette kept taking to her bed to cry when the boys went to college, she is going to be an absolute mess when Jazz leaves.
  2. maggiegil

    Jazz and the Jennings Family in the Media

    Thats awful! I didn't think that everyone that appears would be getting paid but Noelle seems like a fairly integral part of the show. I'd refuse to be on too if I wasn't getting paid given her level of involvement. I hope that TLC will make a very generous donation to her appeal and that Jeanette/Jazz gives more than $150.
  3. maggiegil

    Jazz and the Jennings Family in the Media

    Had never seen Noelle's instagram before someone linked it above which led me to her tumblr. I didn't know she was a Muslim. Am I right in thinking thats never been mentioned on the show before? I googled it after seeing her mention it on tumblr and apparently she converted to Islam from Judaism during her transition, I find that fascinating, I think the show is missing a trick by not exploring that further. I would love to know does she go to a particularly progressive mosque and whats their stance on LGBT, womens issues etc. has she had resistance from other Muslims. I assume Noelle gets paid to be on the show, I wonder how much and if its a flat fee or per episode?
  4. maggiegil

    Shrill

    I binge watched it today. I haven't read the book but had enjoyed some of Lindy's articles before. It wasn't laugh out loud funny but I felt like Aidy Bryant did a great job as the main character, there was a lot of heart and nuance to her performance and I was rooting for her. I feel like a lot of shows recently have been giving us the trope of the anti-hero and I was glad to have a show where I genuinely liked the main character. I was convinced it was going to be someone in her inner circle that was writing the troll comments. I don't think we ever found out how he knew so many personal things about her (Dads cancer etc.) or maybe I just missed that bit. I say this as a woman who was very overweight at one point and is still a little overweight, I'm not down with the fat positivity thing. I don't think people should hate their bodies or have to change if they don't want to but I will not buy into the narrative that we are being fed that you can be massively overweight and healthy (going into and past middle age). The people who point that out in the show do it in a pointed for the most part mean spirited way which isn't the answer either. I realise its based on a true story but I really hate the boyfriend, hes such a composite of a guy you know you shouldn't date, there are so many red flags when it comes to him that I wonder is he based on several boyfriends or just one. Anyone who would continue to go out with him needs their head examined. Overall I enjoyed the show and would watch a 2nd season
  5. maggiegil

    Jazz and the Jennings Family in the Media

    OMG, this article about one of the doctors they consulted with last season. He was my favorite of the ones they consulted and I thought thats who they should have gone with, guess my instincts were very wrong! https://www.out.com/news/2019/3/11/surgeon-fired-after-posting-trans-patients-body-parts-instagram
  6. maggiegil

    S05.E11 Reevaluation Realness

    Jeanette comes off like a pusher about the surgery. She vacillates from this is such a rare complication to Jazz is one of the first to be so suppressed and have this surgery, this could be super common for people who are so suppressed. I think Jeanette is worried that she championed children being suppressed early and it may not have been a good idea. I was like who is going to pay for this "day camp" and then we saw in the preview all it looked like was balloons and a folding table. I don't see the purpose in this day camp other than a vanity project for Jazz. I thought she gave some good advice at the support group and I was like maybe shes maturing and it doesn't have to be all about Jazz and then she named the camp after herself. I've gone completely 180 on the whole moving out thing, I say let her do it on a short term basis with a limited amount of money, get Jazz to do out a budget with how much she needs and give her that out of her savings. They've been so lax on boundaries, I think Jazz needs to learn some hard lessons on her own. Jeanette should have put her foot down on a lot of other stuff over the years but IMHO seemed to treat Jazz with kid gloves because of the perceived suicide risk, even on fundamentals like therapy. I'm assuming that when Jazz had the surgery, they removed the blocker in her arm too, right? Even when testicles are removed, the adrenal glands make small amounts of testosterone, so she wouldn't even have the same level as other women who also get testosterone from their ovaries but I was wondering if the small amount shes finally getting is part of whats making her so horny all of a sudden. I'm just bored with the whole Ahmir thing
  7. maggiegil

    Say Yes To The Dress

    Am I wrong in thinking we only saw the alterations room once this season (the 1st or 2nd episode)? I think its such an interesting part of it especially when people get custom dresses and the alterations is the first time they see it (also I love Vera). It really is when the whole thing comes together and probably when the stakes are highest. They also seem to have done away with the super last minute brides which were really interesting and I always found the sample sales they did in the past super interesting, it was a lot of dresses on a lot of different brides and also not the same dresses (cough Pnina monstrosities cough) we usually see. Does anyone else miss stuff from the good old say yes to the dress days?
  8. maggiegil

    SNL Cast Discussion

    Don't know if anyone else listens to Casey Wilson's podcast bitch sesh but she had Kristen Wiig on the latest episode and Casey described Kristen as one of the only people who was nice to her on SNL! Shes had Vanessa Bayer on a few times too and I think it was in the Roxanne Gay episode that she talks about the humiliation she felt when NBC made her put out a statement that she hadn't been fired for being fat.
  9. maggiegil

    Say Yes To The Dress

    I have googled this before and apparently Atlanta appointments take 8 hours to film. I assume NY ones have to be similar
  10. maggiegil

    S05.E10: Enemy in the Family

    I just watched the end of the episode where Jazz hung up on Ahmir's Mom. Does Jazz really think a black single mother doesn't understand what inequality is?
  11. maggiegil

    S05.E10: Enemy in the Family

    I cannot believe Jeanette actually told Jazz to not mention the complications because it might put children off from wanting the same surgery. What trans kids need is the truth about procedures and what they are doing to their bodies by getting a medical procedure like Jazz had. It made me curious so I went on Jeanette's foundations page and its just full of nonsense, no actual information. If you look under their page on studies, they have 2 cherry picked ones about how great transition is. There are studies done with cis children who were given puberty blockers that show what it does to their bones and how it effects their brain by lowering their IQ, it was recreated in a trans boy where it also had significant effects on his brain, that should be on this page. That is the kind of information that parents who are visiting a site like Jeanettes need, they don't need a fluffy version of the truth they need the actual truth not nonsense FAQs like who my child will marry, real information about the drugs and surgeries Jeanette gave to her child and is trying to promote. I give Jeannette a lot of leeway for the choices that she and Greg made in relation to Jazz, they know her best but I draw the line when she is trying to obfuscate the truth from other parents and children who don't have the resources that she has.
  12. maggiegil

    Leaving Neverland

    Its been a big part of me too that people like Weinstein or the US gynmastics Dr Nassar have been getting their victims to sign NDA's after sexual assaulting them. Its like any contract you sign with a minor, it can be voided by a judge (before the minor turns 18 or reasonably soon after) but if the contract is deemed void then they will be made repay the money in full probably with interest and they're all well over 18 now so its binding.
  13. maggiegil

    Leaving Neverland

    I remember the recreation that they aired, I remember coming home from school and watching it every day on TV. I think the fact that a lot of us watched actors portray the trial rather than either the actual footage or reporters recounting the trial contributed to the disconnect. I was a teenager back then and I didn't have enough of a comprehension of the legal system to realize that not guilty doesn't necessarily mean innocent. I had watched the Bashir documentary so I knew how odd he was but I assumed that the verdict in the trial meant he hadn't done it. I do think that Chandler must have been paid off and signed an NDA not to file a civil suit which would have had a lower bar for guilt. Its a pity that the new California NDA law doesn't apply retroactively, I would be very interested in hearing from the other men.
  14. maggiegil

    Say Yes To The Dress

    I wonder why Kleinfelds changed the dress code for consultants, the black they all (bar Randy) used to wear contrasted so well against the white bridal dresses and they all looked put together and chic. They also seem to all be dressing much more casually. I thought Antonellas white lacy top with leather leggings in the most recent ep was a lovely outfit on her but not right for Kleinfelds
  15. maggiegil

    Leaving Neverland

    Don't know if Joe did it in the same room (wouldn't surprise me if he did too) but Jermaine and Jackie definitely did "One girl, who had sexual relations with Jermaine, recalled such an experience: "I jumped into bed with him and he climbed on top of me. As he climaxed, he shuddered so loudly I was afraid he would wake up Michael and Marlon, who were sleeping three feet away in the next bed. Or at least I thought they were sleeping. As I was slipping out of the room, I heard Michael say to Jermaine, 'Nice job. Now, can we please get some sleep?'" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_relationships_of_Michael_Jackson
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