Allie Gemmill, Alternative Press

Allie Gemmill

Alternative Press

New York, United States

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Past articles by Allie:

Laura Jane Grace on the responsibility of educating others on gender identity

[Photo by: Andrew Bastion] Just because she’s taking a break for one day from her tour with her band, it doesn’t mean that Laura Jane Grace is setting aside her role as an activist, hoping others will reconsider how they understand gender and perhaps even expose their children to broader ideas of gender inclusivity. Grace will perform at the event Genderful: Exploring Gender Through Art on Oct.… → Read More

Laura Jane Grace on the responsibility of educating others on gender identity

[Photo by: Andrew Bastion] Just because she’s taking a break for one day from her tour with her band, it doesn’t mean that Laura Jane Grace is setting aside her role as an activist, hoping others will reconsider how they understand gender and perhaps even expose their children to broader ideas of gender inclusivity. Grace will perform at the event Genderful: Exploring Gender Through Art on Oct.… → Read More

Is 'The Mountain Between Us' A True Story? The Survival Thriller Couldn't Feel More Real

If there are two people you want to to root for in a dire, life-or-death survival situation, Kate Winslet and Idris Elba might be at the top of the shortlist. Their new film, The Mountain Between Us, isn't based on a true story but what it does draw … → Read More

Laura Jane Grace gives advice for those struggling with suicidal thoughts

[Photo by: Andrew Bastion] Laura Jane Grace wants you to keep living. For those unaware, September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and when Grace spoke over the phone with Alternative Press recently, she opened up about her own relationship with recognizing suicidal thoughts and working through them so she remained alive and her mental health became stronger. When asked what… → Read More

Laura Jane Grace gives advice for those struggling with suicidal thoughts

[Photo by: Andrew Bastion] Laura Jane Grace wants you to keep living. For those unaware, September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and when Grace spoke over the phone with Alternative Press recently, she opened up about her own relationship with recognizing suicidal thoughts and working through them so she remained alive and her mental health became stronger. When asked what… → Read More

Why Donald Glover’s two Emmys wins are so important

[Photo by: CBS] The 2017 Emmys were notable for a number of reasons, including the politically-charged jokes and commentary that ran throughout. But the most notable trend this year was the prominence of women, members of the LGBTQIA community and people of color winning the awards for which they were nominated. One of the most prominent winners in this regard was Donald Glover, who took home… → Read More

12 times the ‘Stranger Things’ kids made you want to adopt them at the 2017 Emmys

[GIF by: Giphy] The 2017 Emmys were full of incredible wins and politically-charged commentary, but the true stars of the evening was the pre-teen cast of Netflix’s Stranger Things. Young stars Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp and Caleb McLaughlin all showed up with their adult co-stars and peers looking very dapper and very excited about their big night out on the town. It’s… → Read More

11 times the ‘Stranger Things’ kids made you want to adopt them at the 2017 Emmys

[GIF by: Giphy] The 2017 Emmys were full of incredible wins and politically-charged commentary, but the true stars of the evening was the pre-teen cast of Netflix’s Stranger Things. Young stars Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp and Caleb McLaughlin all showed up with their adult co-stars and peers looking very dapper and very excited about their big night out on the town. It’s… → Read More

Easy Eleven From 'Stranger Things' Halloween 2017 Costume Ideas That'll Impress All Your Friends

It's never too early to start thinking about Halloween or your costume, for that matter. So, if you're in need of some inspiration, why not look to Eleven from Stranger Things for Halloween costume ideas? The mysterious hero of the hit Netflix show u… → Read More

Jorah Mormont From ‘Game Of Thrones’ Led A Behind-The-Scenes Jam Session That Will Leave You Smiling

In what feels like the gift that keeps on giving, Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju, who plays Tormund the Wildling, has posted yet another joyous video to his Instagram that shows he and the other actors who play members of the Brotherhood Witho… → Read More

Who Is Serena Williams’ Baby’s Father? She & Alexis Ohanian Are Relationship Goals

On Friday, Sept. 1, Serena Williams reportedly gave birth to a baby girl after she was in labor for just a short while. It was reported that as of Friday afternoon, Williams and her fiancé, Alexis Ohanian, welcomed their 6 pound, 13 ounce baby girl i… → Read More

What Did Serena Williams Name Her Baby? The Tennis Star Reportedly Welcomed Her First Child

On Friday afternoon, tennis pro Serena Williams reportedly gave birth to her first child, which, according to E! News, is a baby girl. What did Serena Williams name her baby? There's still no word at the time of reporting as to what Williams and her … → Read More

New college school year, same unnecessarily biased, sexist drinking PSAs

It’s the start of a new school year, which means that, inevitably, there will be incoming student orientations at various colleges across the nation. Trying to establish ground rules and expectations between school and student is a biggie, so it’s to be expected that incoming freshman will be posting about what new guidelines are being thrown at them, possibly with several eye-roll emojis… → Read More

Op-Ed: Taylor Swift’s “us vs. them” mentality isn’t a great fit for 2017

Contrary to what her song “Look What You Made Me Do” will have you believe, the old Taylor Swift is not dead, nor is she keen on learning from her previous catty or petty behavior. In fact, she’s back with a vengeance and she’s resumed her role as the ever-suffering princess, forced to take on the world that’s trying to beat her down. Still content with playing the victim, blaming others for the… → Read More

What 'Wonder Woman' Director Patty Jenkins Thinks Future Films Can Learn From Her Success

Smashing through records and expectations week after week, Wonder Woman has been an unstoppable hit since it was released in June. That said, director Patty Jenkins didn't know about Wonder Woman's latest success at first, because she was told about … → Read More

11 Things You Never Noticed About 'Legally Blonde'

More than 15 years later, Legally Blonde stands as one of the most delightfully feminist movies of the '00s that keeps delivering unto its fans new and exciting treats. This time around, we're looking at things you never noticed in Legally Blonde, be… → Read More

The 'Game Of Thrones' Joke In Logan Lucky Is A Hilarious Jab At George R.R. Martin's Writing Schedule

The charming, Southern-fried Ocean's 11 riff Logan Lucky is in theaters now and it's high on criminal buffoonery as it is on comedy. In fact, I'd wager that the comic beats of Logan Lucky are what will stick with you the most once you leave the thea… → Read More

Taylor Swift's Statement Following Her Courtroom Victory Over David Mueller Focuses On Her Privilege

On Monday evening, the verdict in Taylor Swift's sexual assault trial against former DJ David Mueller was read in court. With a verdict of guilty on the charges that Mueller sexually assaulted and battered Swift in 2013, she has been rewarded $1, per… → Read More

Why It's Not Weird To Ship Daenerys & Jon Snow On 'Game Of Thrones'

Game of Thrones Season 7 is moving so quickly in its plot developments that it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of it all and forget some crucial plot details. Take, for instance, the growing relationship between the newly introduced Jon… → Read More

How Scary Is 'Annabelle: Creation'? This Prequel Is Full Of Terror

Oftentimes, prequels can feel pretty expositional and in the case of, say, a horror film prequel, it might be easy to forgo the scares in favor of building up the lore of the film. That is not the case with the prequel to 2014's Annabelle, though, wh… → Read More