Tracy Bealer


Tracy Bealer has a PhD from the University of South Carolina and currently teaches writing and literature and the Borough of Manhattan Community College, where she regularly lets her students watch movies in class. She has published on Quentin Tarantino, the Harry Potter series, and sparkly vampires.


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Everything Wrong with Avengers: Age of Ultron in One Line

I was primed for a rape joke in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but I wasn’t prepared for how this one sloppy reference would serve ... [ more ]

I was primed for a rape joke in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but I ... [ more ]

I was primed for a rape joke in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but I wasn’t prepared for how this ... [ more ]

Into Grizzly Country: Jon Krakauer’s Missoula

Missoula painstakingly chronicles four years of court cases in which college-aged sexual assault survivors living in or around Missoula, Montana negotiate academic, legal, and ... [ more ]

Missoula painstakingly chronicles four years of court cases in which college-aged sexual assault survivors ... [ more ]

Missoula painstakingly chronicles four years of court cases in which college-aged sexual assault survivors living in or around Missoula, ... [ more ]

What Could Have Broken The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt?

Kimmy can be called “unbreakable” because a cult leader attempted to break her, by locking her and three other women in an underground bunker ... [ more ]

Kimmy can be called “unbreakable” because a cult leader attempted to break her, by ... [ more ]

Kimmy can be called “unbreakable” because a cult leader attempted to break her, by locking her and three other ... [ more ]

Are We Discussing the Wrong ‘Bad’ Movie?

There is a film currently in theatres that is an even more incendiary and distressing account of the intersection between desire and consent than ... [ more ]

There is a film currently in theatres that is an even more incendiary and ... [ more ]

There is a film currently in theatres that is an even more incendiary and distressing account of the intersection ... [ more ]

Did Quentin Tarantino’s Feminism Take a Step Backwards in Django Unchained?

From A Bride with a Hanzo Sword to a Damsel in Distress: Did Quentin Tarantino’s Feminism Take a Step Backwards in Django Unchained? by ... [ more ]

From A Bride with a Hanzo Sword to a Damsel in Distress: Did Quentin ... [ more ]

From A Bride with a Hanzo Sword to a Damsel in Distress: Did Quentin Tarantino’s Feminism Take a Step ... [ more ]

The Invisible War Exposes the Banality of Sexual Violence in the US Military

by Tracy Bealer In Hannah Arendt’s 1963 book Eichmann in Jerusalem, she argues that profound historical evils are not usually committed by deranged psychopaths, ... [ more ]

by Tracy Bealer In Hannah Arendt’s 1963 book Eichmann in Jerusalem, she argues that ... [ more ]

by Tracy Bealer In Hannah Arendt’s 1963 book Eichmann in Jerusalem, she argues that profound historical evils are not ... [ more ]