Lauren Badillo Milici

♡ poet & writer for hire ♡

♡ laurenemilici@gmail.com ♡

♡ SAD SEXY CATHOLIC (2023) forthcoming from CLASH Books ♡

Daniel Isn't Real Is Horror's Best Borderline Personality Disorder Allegory

Mental illness goes hand in hand with the horror genre. As someone who suffers from trauma and PTSD, I can almost always find a piece of myself on screen. Scream’s Sidney Prescott survives and thrives over and over again throughout the franchise. In Antlers, Julia Meadows has violent flashbacks to her abusive past. But as someone who also suffers from borderline personality disorder (BPD), I don’t really ever see myself represented. Borderline personality disorder, sometimes known as emotional

Bob Odenkirk reveals his favorite thing about Better Call Saul Season 5

Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More Bob Odenkirk Reveals His Favorite Thing About Better Call Saul Season 5 After widely popular and critically acclaimed crime drama "Breaking Bad" came to end in 2013, creator and producer Vince Gilligan began to dig into developing a spinoff series that would chronicle the life of Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), as reported by Deadline. Since its pr

The major prop Bob Odenkirk wants to keep from Better Call Saul

Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More The Major Prop Bob Odenkirk Wants To Keep From Better Call Saul "Better Call Saul" has proven to be quite the hit for AMC. Over the course of its run, the critically acclaimed "Breaking Bad" spin-off has managed to stand on its own two feet, and its quality more than speaks for itself. To date, the series has been nominated for a total of 39 Emmy awards, 15 Writers Guide of America awards,

The big clue everyone missed early in The Dark Knight Rises

Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More The Big Clue Everyone Missed Early In The Dark Knight Rises Christopher Nolan's acclaimed "Dark Knight" trilogy gave audiences a darker look at the Caped Crusader, presenting a totally different version of the character than was featured in Tim Burton's "Batman" films or the whimsical, slapstick 1960s TV series. The "Tenet" filmmaker brought his superhero trilogy to an end, however, with "T

The character everyone forgets Danny Trejo played in Breaking Bad

Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More The Character Everyone Forgets Danny Trejo Played In Breaking Bad For many moviegoers, beloved character actor Danny Trejo likely became a recognizable face after he co-starred in the "Spy Kids" franchise as Isador "Machete" Cortez, the estranged brother of super-spy Gregorio Cortez (Antonio Banderas). Trejo made a cameo as the character in the franchise's first installment and went on to p

How Neve Campbell accidentally injured a co-star while filming Scream

Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More Since its premiere in 1996, Wes Craven's "Scream" has become a staple of the slasher genre. The film follows a teenager named Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) and her friends when their suburban California town is suddenly terrorized by a ruthless serial killer known only as Ghostface (for the ghostly mask they wear). After the gruesome murder of fellow high school student Casey Becker (Drew

The Rachel scene in Glee's pilot that aged poorly

Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More The Rachel Scene In Glee's Pilot That Aged Poorly To this day, there hasn't been another television series quite like "Glee." Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, "Glee" was a successful TV show that aired a total of six seasons, earning numerous awards nominations and wins along the way (via IMDb). The Fox series chronicled the lives of a group of outcast theatre kids trying to find t

A Look Back At FRAILTY: 20 Years Later

It’s been 20 years since Bill Paxton’s directorial debut—and the film remains a hidden gem, tucked away on streaming apps for fans of the late actor to discover for the first time. Frailty is a psychological horror about a widowed father known as only as ‘Dad’ (Paxton) who believes he’s been chosen by God to murder demons disguised as human beings and enlists the help of his unwilling sons. Fenton Meiks (Matthew McConaughey) recounts the story of his seemingly unbelievable childhood to FBI Agen

15 of the best celebrity moustache-wearers ... from Super Mario to Ted Lasso

Movember, also known as No Shave November, is upon us. Movember is an annual event, run by The Movember Foundation, that involves growing a mustache during the month of November to raise awareness for men’s health issues. In honor of the upcoming month, we’ve rounded up 15 of the best celebrity moustaches - that just might inspire you to don one yourself. Back in 2018, the internet went crazy after someone pointed out that the rapper’s moustache looks like “two dogs kissing.” The animal-moust

5 reasons why people think Denver Airport is the creepiest in the world

Denver International Airport has attracted a plethora of creepy conspiracy theories, despite being a relatively new airport. Having opened in 1995, the airport is twice the size of Manhattan and was $2 billion over budget. From secret underground tunnels to a cursed horse statue and murals that depict the apocalypse, it’s easy to see why people consider DIA to be among the world’s spookiest airports. The airport’s own CEO is even in on it, and welcomes it as good publicity. “[Kim Day] really e

Doll firm Bratz under fire for recreating tongue-burning scene from Megan Fox movie

Dolls brand Bratz has been met with mixed reactions after recreating a scene from 2009 horror movie Jennifer’s Body. The rated R film, directed by Karen Kusama and written by a post-Juno Diablo Cody, is a favorite among teens and young adults. Jennifer’s Body stars Megan Fox as Jennifer Check and Amanda Seyfried as Anita “Needy” Lesnicki, both of whom are featured in the clip. The movie follows the pair as Jennifer unwillingly becomes a succubus who can only satiate her needs by feeding on othe

People are using the red flag emoji to share their warning signs in relationships

A new trend has emerged in which Twitter users use the red flag emoji to signify what they believe are “red flags” in regards to a new partner, friend, or person in general. A hypothetical statement is made, followed by multiple red flag emoji. The emoji’s proper name is “triangular flag on post,” as per the Unicode Consortium (a non-profit that maintains the computing-industry standard of text and emoji), but is commonly seen as a literal red flag. Some of the tweets are humorous and lighthea

Rolling Stones retire song because of slavery lyrics - and Piers Morgan is furious

The Rolling Stones have decided to leave ‘Brown Sugar’ off the setlist of their current tour over its controversial lyrics on slavery. Bizarrely, the decision prompted Piers Morgan to write a furious Op-ed for Mail Online, apparently upset by the decision. The 1971 hit makes overt references to Black women and slavery, beginning with the lyric, “Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields.” The song, which has been interpreted as being told from the point of view a slave owner, sexualizes Bl

Origin Story: The ‘Nancy Drew’ PC Games

Even if you’ve never read the books or seen any of the screen adaptations, chances are you’ve heard the name Nancy Drew. The strawberry blonde sleuth made her fiction debut in 1930, initially invented as a female counterpart to the crime-solving Hardy Boys. As of 2021, the ongoing series, authored by a collective of ghostwriters under the name Carolyn Keene, has sold over 80 million copies, in addition to spawning six films and three television shows, cementing Nancy Drew as a cultural icon. Ho

Matt Watson

At the peak of quarantine, YouTuber Matt Watson set out to write and produce his first serious music project. The 25-year-old South Carolina native is known online for the crude comedy he makes under the name SuperMega, alongside his best friend and co-star Ryan Magee. Since the channel’s inception in 2016, the pair has amassed a subscriber count of nearly 1 million and cultivated a dedicated fanbase of “Megheads” that can’t seem to get enough of their over-the-top, intentionally cringe-worthy,

Trauma, Loss, and the Apocalypse in ‘The Last of Us Part II’

Content warning: This article contains references to sexual assault. I know what it’s like to lose something, to have it ripped from your hands without any warning—and with no one around to answer why. Survivors of sexual assault experience loss of trust, freedom, and identity. We mourn the person we were before the attack. We mourn the body we no longer recognize, let alone feel comfortable existing in. We live in fear. We seek revenge. We go through the stages. Despite being a repeat survivo

For Heaven’s Sake Makes True Crime Feel Cozy

True crime is supposed to be unsettling: It’s Robert Stack in a suit talking about a missing person who was never found; a photo montage of Gypsy Rose in a wheelchair at Disney World; or eye-witness accounts of Ted Bundy approaching young women with his uninjured arm in a sling. In the new docuseries For Heaven’s Sake, however, it’s two best friends going door-to-door in the middle of Canadian winter, asking for help in solving an 85-year-old cold case. It’s anything but unsettling; it’s heartwa

The Weird & Wonderful History of ‘American McGee’s Alice’

When you think of a “darker” Alice in Wonderland, the 2010 Tim Burton adaptation might be the first thing that comes to mind. But for folks who had a PC in the 2000s, modern cosplayers, Twitch streamers, or even YouTubers that specialize in gameplay content, there’s only one “dark” Alice that matters: American McGee’s Alice. Since its publication in 1865, some have theorized that Lewis Carroll’s infamous children’s book isn’t a book for children at all and have created their own adaptations in

The Most Macabre Holiday-Themed TV Episodes Ever Produced

A possessed nun lets a maniac out of solitary confinement in order to dress up as Santa for the aslyum's Christmas party. What could possibly go wrong? In a flashback, Leigh Emerson (Ian McShane) fires at a Santa collecting money for charity and dons his suit. His reign of terror commences, beginning with a sweet little girl asking why "Santa" doesn't have a beard. After sending her back to bed, he ties up her parents with string lights. As it turns out, Emerson ended 18 people from five differ
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