Sure, we might not write in-depth cultural critiques of everything that makes a splash on pop culture’s radar every week, but that doesn’t mean we’re not talking about it around the Vv Magazine office watercooler. That’s why, every Friday, Vv Magazine’s editors roundup the stuff we loved, hated, debated, and obsessed over during the week that was with Vv’s Over-rated/Under-rated. We’re not ashamed to admit that we do more than just keep up with the Kardashians — we have office polls on what everyone from Bruce Jenner and Kate Middleton to Marc Jacobs and Justin Trudeau will do next…
Over-rated: Amal Clooney’s Fashion Style
We’ve waxed philosophic about how fashion critics and purveyors of best-dressed lists alike missed the point of Amal Clooney’s white gloves at the Golden Globes. She proved why we truly love her once again after being hounded by journalists on Wednesday in Strasbourg, France. The human rights lawyer was there representing Armenia at an appeal hearing against Dogu Perincek, chairman of the Turkish Workers’ Party (who was found guilty of racial discrimination by the European Court of Human Rights). When asked about her fashion sense, Mrs. Clooney piped back, “I’m wearing Ede & Ravenscroft.” That’s the brand name of her judiciary robe. Guuuuuuuurl!
Under-rated: Kim Kardashian’s T-Mobile Super Bowl Ad
Every time we think Kim Kardashian might be just a tad over-rated, the most famous-for-being-famous woman in the world proves us wrong. This week, she had us in stitches with her self-aware T-Mobile Super Bowl XLIX ad, which will air during the big game this Sunday: “Each month, millions of gigs of unused data are taken back by wireless companies,” says the reality star with a straight face in the TV commercial. “Tragic. Data you paid for that could be used to see my make-up, my backhand, my outfits, my vacations, and my outfits.” Love!
Over-rated: The League Dating App
Everyone’s writing about the soon-to-be released dating app The League, which has already gone through success trial runs in San Francisco (we’re guilty of it — we know, we know). The dating app promises to be the most elitist, exclusive app for aspiring power couples yet. You’ve got to apply to be even considered to use it because ugly, poor, non-productive people really aren’t what they people behind the app are looking for. Or, you know, decent human beings either. If you’re looking for an app for suited to your interests and needs, check out our story, “Best Dating Apps of 2015.” Speaking of which…
Under-rated: Coffee Meets Bagel Dating App
If you don’t believe you can find true love using a dating app, we suggest you check out our weekly dating columnist Ask Dating Guy’s most recent addition to Vv Magazine: “Ask Dating Guy: Can I Really Find True Love Using Dating Apps?” And then we suggest you download the newly launched Coffee Meets Bagel, a dating app that sends you a potential match every day at noon, tailored to your interests and points of view. See, romance really can happen in the digital era!
We’ve got no time for the farm teams. We’ll see you at TIFF.
Under-rated: Disney Gets Its First Latina Princess: Elena of Avalor
The Oscars might be an all-white affair for the 2015 Academy Awards, but at least Disney’s trying to be progressive. The movie-making machine is introducing its very first Hispanic princess with Elena of Avalor. Don’t look for Elena too soon though. She’ll hit the spotlight in 2016 on the Disney Junior show Sofia the First, and will be voiced by Aimee Carrero of ABC Family’s Young & Hungry.
Over-rated: Fifty Shades of Grey: The Movie Hype
We’ve been more turned on by Tide commercials than we have by any trailers for this overly-hyped film adaptation of the famous smut book.
Under-rated: Limitless, the TV show, coming to CBS
Limitless, based on Relativity’s 2011 movie starring Bradley Cooper, is getting the TV makeover this fall. CBS has already invested tons of dough into the silver screen project, which looks like it will premiere in October 2015. We’re guessing this might also result in Modofinil (the drug the movie’s plotline was apparently based on) becoming the new Adderall on college campuses everywhere.
Over-rated: Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina steaming
Vagina steams are so 2014.
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