Matthew Reid

  • February 6, 2018By Matthew Reid

    Now I know already most of you are reading this headline and rolling your eyes, but if there’s one thing I’ve always said and stuck by, it is that you’ve got to be willing to give (and receive) second chances. With that being said, I have been probably one of the most vocal critics of … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-black-lightning-could-be-the-cws-redemption/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 29, 2017By Matthew Reid

    Real Housewives of Atlanta is known for being outlandish, hilarious and has trotted the line between what’s shade, and what’s problematic. This past Sunday, amongst one of the early episodes of Season 10 of RHOA, Kenya Moore came under fire (yet again) for what came out of her big mouth. It all started at Nene Leake‘s … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/real-housewives-of-atlanta-star-is-real-transphobic/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 21, 2017By Matthew Reid

    On October 18th, Playboy released a profile on their newest playmate, 26-year-old Ines Rau. The news quickly went viral, sparking outrage from several sad and angry grown men who tweeted their thoughts from their mom’s basement. Now you might be asking yourself “what’s the big deal?” and to that I say: There is no big deal. Ines Rau … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/playboys-awesome-transgender-playmate-is-pissing-off-dudebros-and-were-so-here-for-it/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 23, 2017By Matthew Reid

    Zara Larsson has been known to tweet relatable and funny things that end up going viral, but nothing could have prepared music stans and regular fans for her most recent series of tweets. It all started when Zara Larsson responded to this fans question on Twitter: Zara quickly responded with a list of all-powerful and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/zara-larsson-wants-to-do-a-girl-power-album-and-we-are-here-for-it/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 15, 2017By Matthew Reid

    Leah Remini: Actress, Producer and Anti-Scientologist Activist. Outspoken all throughout her career, Leah has no problem letting her voice be heard on and off screen. Leah Remini broke barriers and became the most infamous celebrity to leave Scientology in 2013 after 34 years of devoted service. Since then, she has been on a mission to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/leah-remini-puts-the-real-back-into-reality-tv-with-leah-remini-scientology-and-the-aftermath/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 1, 2017By Matthew Reid

    An issue that is not only prevalent in today’s society, but also in comic books is – and you guessed it – sexism. Now you may say, “Wait a minute, we have Wonder Woman! She’s the epitome of feminism!” And while I won’t disagree with the fact that Diana Prince is a legendary, badass female character, unfortunately, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/give-us-less-male-comic-to-screen-adaptations-and-more-female-ones/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 24, 2017By Matthew Reid

    *WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW* It’s no secret that Netflix’s One Day At A Time was easily one of the most progressive and important shows – especially sitcoms – that came out of 2017. Which is why I was super pumped to hear that it got renewed for season 2, earlier this year in March. The 13 episode Season 1 tackled … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/what-were-hoping-to-see-in-one-day-at-a-time-season-2/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 16, 2017By Matthew Reid

    Trigger warning: child m*lestation, s*xual assault, p*dophilia As a long-time fan of the American Horror Story franchise, I was disappointed but not surprised with the news of who they had chosen to be apart of their cast for their newest season. The new season of FX’s spooky anthology series is allegedly based on the U.S. political state, with … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-only-thing-scary-about-the-new-american-horror-story-is-its-cast/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 8, 2017By Matthew Reid

    Daenerys Targaryen – Dubbed “Dany” by fans — is a prime example of a badass female character. She exudes confidence, perseverance, compassion and has all of the qualities of a good leader. “While Daenerys does listen to others, she also understands that she is responsible for the final decision. And she stands by it with … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/dear-men-why-does-daenerys-targaryen-threaten-you-so-much/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 3, 2017By Matthew Reid

    It seems as if every year more and more films get released, varying in different genres, length, and reception. As a moviegoer, I understand (and join in on) the hype over new films and trailers that come out but also find myself scratching my head at the thought of some movies that make it onto … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/stop-supporting-trash-movies-and-start-supporting-movies-that-deserve-it/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 24, 2017By Matthew Reid

    Now I know most of us TV watchers have created preconceived notions about each and every television network and their reputations over the years, but none can top the infamously, deplorably, and repetitively disrespectful actions viewed on and off-screen as The CW. First, let’s start off with the fact that The CW absolutely butchers almost every one … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-the-cw-is-the-worst-tv-network/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 18, 2017By Matthew Reid

    *Trigger warning: This article contains comments on ab*se, p*dophilia, etc* If there’s anything that 2017 has taught me, it’s that television watchers have every right to be critical and strategic in what shows they invest time and energy in. For many of us, the TV shows we love often reflect real-life situations that we can … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/4-tv-shows-that-just-need-to-stop-already/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read