Monday, February 13, 2017

Women In Horror-Jen & Sylvia Soska

Okay...what can I say about the Twisted Twins that:
1) I haven't already said or...
2) Won't get me labeled a "kiss ass"?

You know what? Fuck it. It's fitting that I'm doing this blog the day before Valentine's Day, because I fucking adore these two!

Talented, gorgeous, irreverent, atypical, and entertaining as fuck, Jen and Sylvia hold a special place in countless people's hearts because they're genuine. They are always well aware of why they are where they are and, most importantly, who put them there, so they're incredibly gracious to each and every one of their fans. And they've continued to climb because they work harder than anyone else in the genre--building their brand, promoting their projects, and, in a unique twist, promoting everything they love, whether they had a hand in it or not. Not content to wait on a chance for a place at the table in the often male dominated world of indie horror, these ladies elbowed their way through, sat down, and screamed "let's eat motherfuckers!". Choosing diverse projects, and putting their own quasi-feminist stamp on things when needed, every project is met with greater success. Are they perfect? Is every film balls out fantastic?? No. But perfect is boring. There's a ton of adjectives that have been used to describe these two, "boring" ain't one of them!

With success, comes the inevitable critics. Do people talk shit?? Abso-fucking-lutely! Jen & Sylvia are remarkably adept at avoiding drama and not buying into the internet fueled genre wars. Bottom line? You hate 'em 'cause you ain't 'em! A two film deal with WWE and two seasons of a brilliant horror game show?? Yeah, *eyeroll* they got that because they're good looking! Happens all the time!

The Soskas: true originals, geek culture goddesses, inspiring females, dark angels of indie horror---kicking ass at an expert level--love 'em or hate 'em, they're here to stay and there ain't shit you can do to stop them! 

By the way, thanks to Canada for loaning them to us, it almost makes up for Nickelback...


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