The Jem movie looks awful + an interview with Jem creator Christy Marx

In non-food-critic-kerfuffle-news, the new Jem movie looks AWFUL.

In the words of Kristina Galore, with whom I am connected on Facebook, “Hold the motherfucking phoneEric Raymond is now a woman who Svengalis Jem and the Holograms? No Starlight girls, no Synergy, NO MISFITS? What is this watered-down, infantilized shitshow? They took a story of self-directed adult women who run their own record company (AND foster home) and turned them into babies who let some suit pimp them out. WTF.”

In brighter Jem news, I interviewed Jem creator Christy Marx back in January and the release of the trailer inspired me to give it another read. It was a lot of fun to do. You can check it out here. My favorite quote from our conversation was when she said:

“I have a pretty firm rule that life is too short to work with assholes, so I avoided them as much as possible.”

Alex Steed

About Alex Steed

Alex Steed has written about and engaged in politics since he was an insufferable teenager. He has run for the Statehouse and produced a successful web series. He now runs a content firm called Knack Factory with two guys who are a lot more talented than himself.