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'Riverdale' Creator's 'Good Boys' Examines Privilege




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Ben Ahlers and Betsy Brandt in "Good Boys" at the Pasadena Playhouse.
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From Archie Comics To The Kavanaugh Hearings

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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has made his mark reinventing classic characters both as Chief Creative Officer at Archie Comics and as showrunner of CW's "Riverdale" and Netflix's "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." Now, Aguirre-Sacasa has reinvented his own 13-year-old play “Good Boys." Having attended the same prep school as Brett Kavanaugh, Aguirre-Sacasa reworked the play —already set in an analogous campus and community— and dove further into themes of class, privilege, consent and assault. He spoke with John Horn about rewriting “Good Boys” (now at the Pasadena Playhouse) and making the Archie-universe relevant to modern audiences.

Soccer: A Missed Opportunity For Hollywood?

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The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup tournament has been a ratings blockbuster. But as popular as soccer is as a televised sport, it’s hard to think of a great soccer movie. Almost every other sport has at least one movie (if not several) that have been critical and commercial hits... why not soccer?

Racial Tensions Play Out On Stage

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"Gunshot Medley: Part 1" is a play about the struggle against systemic racism. Set in a haunted graveyard, this work brings past and present together in a tale of lives destroyed by the deep-seated racial tensions and conflicts that have marred America's history from Antebellum South to the present day. The Frame contributor Marcos Nájera reports on the production. It runs July 6-August 11 at The Electric Lodge in Venice, CA.