About Tracy

You might say I came to pop culture geekery in utero. My mom read the Lord of the Rings while she was pregnant with me, and I was named after Katherine Hepburn's character in The Philadelphia Story. Lo, the alpha and omega of my early start as a fangirl. I write about pop culture in my other life as an academic, and will bore you with my theories on male vampires and masculinity if given half a chance.

(Some) favorite movies: Lord of the Rings (of course, which I consider one twelve-hour-long movie); Annie Hall; Godfather I and II; The Social Network; Before Sunrise/set; Zodiac; The Princess Bride; Kill Bill; Brick; The Dark Knight; A History of Violence; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; The Lives of Others; Edward Scissorhands; Donnie Darko; There Will Be Blood; Gosford Park; Moonstruck; Fight Club

Movies I love that I don't talk about in mixed company: Where the Heart Is; The Jane Austen Book Club; The Sorcerer's Apprentice; The Twilight Saga; Bring It On
And I've seen every Nicholas Sparks adaptation. Every. Single. One.

TV shows I am obsessed with: The complete works of Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, firefly, Dollhouse); The West Wing; Bones; Sex and the City; Veronica Mars; True Blood; Castle; Glee; The Vampire Diaries

Reality TV shows I am obsessed with: The Bachelor/ette; America's Next Top Model; Project Runway

Directors who will get me in the theatre, no questions asked: David Fincher, Joss Whedon, Peter Jackson, Alfonso Cuaron, P.T. Anderson Guillermo del Toro, Ang Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson

Favorite comics: The Sandman; Y: The Last Man; Maus; Watchmen; V for Vendetta; Locke and Key; Sin City

Geek crushes on real people: Nathan Fillion, Wil Wheaton, Zack Whedon

Geek crushes on fictional characters: Captain Malcolm Reynolds, Angel, Logan Echolls, Sam Seaborn, Damon Salvatore, Edward Cullen