Thursday 27th July 2017,
Televisual

All posts by Heidi Khaled

Emerging on the Side Stage: A New Era for Women on HBO

Emerging on the Side Stage: A New Era for Women on HBO

by Heidi Khaled and Brett Bumgarner Two shows, both held together by the common plotline of poop. Valerie Cherish sits down in her trailer with a producer for the HBO series in which she plays a fictionalized version of herself to learn about changes to the script. Valerie’s hairdresser Mickey, however, is loudly defecating in [...]

December 23, 2014 Heidi Khaled Culture, Television and Film 0

‘The Interview’ & The Power of Entertainment in International Affairs

‘The Interview’ & The Power of Entertainment in International Affairs

‘Dumb and Dumber,’ ‘Ace Ventura,’ ‘The Naked Gun’ … America certainly loves its slapstick comedies. And given the success of 2004’s ‘Team America: World Police,’ it seems audiences are also pretty comfortable with films that denigrate political figures and national leaders – especially when those figures are known to brutally tyrannize their people. Even with [...]

December 16, 2014 Heidi Khaled Culture, Features, Television and Film 0

Reality Check: The Plastics

Reality Check: The Plastics

This week I want to talk about a favorite American pastime that is an unusually recurrent theme in reality television. Plastic surgery!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. On the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kim Richards decides it’s time to get something done on her face. She’s just not sure what yet. But her doctor says no to everything [...]

February 4, 2013 Heidi Khaled Television and Film 0

Reality Check: Welcome To My Head

Reality Check: Welcome To My Head

  I have an addiction to something that most of my friends consider filth and trash. In the last decade it’s become both ubiquitous and hotly disdained. It’s widely hailed as the epitome of everything that is wrong with contemporary life. And yet I cannot stop consuming it. I have a reality TV addiction. As [...]

January 26, 2013 Heidi Khaled Television and Film 0