There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Lifetime Guarantee’

Phranc’s life and career, as outlined in Lifetime Guarantee, is a tale of how assimilation and the stresses of capitalism come for us all.

The Latin Lover and the Fetishization of Pedro Pascal

On April 25, 2022, Vanity Fair’s now-iconic video “Pedro Pascal Takes a Lie Detector Test” premiered on YouTube. In the video, Pascal jokingly calls himself “daddy.” And, at the time, it was a joke in the fandom to refer to Pedro as either “dad” or “daddy” (if you’re into that sort of thing). This wasn’t […]

An Examination of Fatherhood, Screen Speck Edition

Dads are complicated. Let’s just get that out of the way. They’re harder to read than mothers are, mainly because many a time they communicate via vague gestures or a grunt here and there instead of words. They also happen to be the most…interesting individual in the lives of their children many times.