Alicia Lutes is a comedy and other writer in Los Angeles with aspirations of showrunner grandeur. She loves ugly things, really money cheese plates, television, and everyone. She writes for MTV and Nerdist.com in addition to Bustle. Her work has also been on Cinemablend, Hollywood.com, BuzzFeed, XOJane, and more. She thinks speaking in the third person is weird. Email her at talktolutie@gmail.com.
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'#NEWSFAIL' Will Make You Rethink The News

Anyone with a TV or an Internet connection knows that the news' coverage of, well, news is constantly dissected. The sensationalism, the "unbiased reporting," and the sheer disregard for real issues in the name of fear-mongering for ratings — it's al…
By Alicia Lutes

How Robin Williams Helped My Mom Understand Me

One day in February of last year, my mother called me up out of the blue to talk about Robin Williams. This was a rare and unusual occurrence on several fronts — ours has never been a relationship of constant texts, let alone calls — and celebrities …
By Alicia Lutes

Heading to San Diego Comic-Con for the First Time

Comic-Con is insane. Let's just get that straight right off the bat. To call it massive, a understatement. Vast? Haha. It is a never-ending cavalcade of what I can only call a veritable Nerdi Gras. And this year, for the first time, I finally experie…
By Alicia Lutes

Who Should Play Danny's Mom on 'Mindy Project'?

Danny Castellano isn't going to have one woman in his life next season on The Mindy Project. Turns out everyone's favorite iteration of Chris Messina, Danny Castellano will find his mother as another major force to be reckoned with — and we are very …
By Alicia Lutes

Why 'Homeland' Season 4 Should be a Repilot

I love Homeland and to say I'm looking forward to Homeland's October 4th return would be an understatement. For all its flaws and foibles in Seasons 2 and 3, the show still had the ethos of the series it started out as back in season one underneath a…
By Alicia Lutes

Let's Dream Cast 'Fargo' Season Two!

So! Exciting news out of FX, their Emmy-nominated series (18 times over holy JEEZ), Fargo, has been renewed for a second season. And just like American Horror Story and True Detective before it, the anthology series is set reinvent itself in its seco…
By Alicia Lutes

A Satisfying Way to Portray Dissatisfaction?

What do you do if you admire the ambition of a show but find the whole thing falls apart in its execution? That, though the intent is there, its translation is not. And how do you write about it in a constructive way that doesn't come across as bashi…
By Alicia Lutes

Photo Proof Joe Manganiello Wasn't Always a Stud

I mean, obviously we have some feelings about Joe Manganiello. We have them damn near all the time (we're only human, after all). The hyper-sexual werewolf that suddenly made banging a werewolf a desirable thing, it seems, was not always this way. Me…
By Alicia Lutes

Some Requests for Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2

So! A bunch of fancier-than-us press folks were invited to the set of Brooklyn Nine-Nine today, and in their investigative work they came upon a few new bits of information about season two. For instance: did you know there's going to be a time jump …
By Alicia Lutes

Death and the Suburbs: Why We So Often Equate Them

Why does suburbia feel like death to much of the youth of America? Particularly when you're slinking back home after promises of Real, Live Adulthood didn't live up to your dreamy pre-college days, when any and everything felt possible. Some would ev…
By Alicia Lutes

4 Warren G. Harding Films They Should Totally Make

So by now we've all heard about the saucy lil' lovelife our 19th president had in office, right? Oh Warren G. Harding ye ole scalawag, you! Running around on your wife with your amorous feelings for your neighbor's missus, these new love letters of W…
By Alicia Lutes

Could Alec Baldwin Out-Crazy Rob Ford?

Call me a jerk if you must, but there were few things more enjoyable (in the worst/best way) than Rob Ford this year. The Toronto mayor stole my heart in a batshit, like-watching-a-trainwreck sort of way that truly proved the old adage "you can't mak…
By Alicia Lutes

You'll Never Believe Which Actress This Is

It may come as a shock to your system but perma-best friend and forever co-star (of our movie-loving hearts) Judy Greer, is playing an ape in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes . It's true! The film's main monkey, Caesar, has a wife named Cornelia and th…
By Alicia Lutes

Calling Show Your 'Game of Thrones'? Kiss of Death

Let's get one thing straight: nobody who watches Game of Thrones will instantly want to tune into your show if you call it your "answer to Game of Thrones ." And if you think that, fair television executives and creators, you might be far less intel…
By Alicia Lutes

Some Sage Advice for the Baby Goose on the Way

First thing's first: I want to apologize on behalf of the entire human race, because things are not going to be easy for you at first, Baby Gosling-to-be. When you're born, to say it's going to be all "oooh!!" and "ahhhh!" and obsessive coverage of y…
By Alicia Lutes

8 Places To Find Your Fave Inmates Before Season 3

So we've a long, long, indeterminate amount of time to wait before we get to return to the ladies of Litchfield. Season 3 of Orange is the New Black may be in the beginning stages of production, but that doesn't meant you have to wait forever for Li…
By Alicia Lutes

The Kardashians Have Rebranded, We Have Questions

So, apparently those bastions of taste and all things klassy, the Kardashians, have had a change of heart. They've decided, in the wake of all their grown-up adulting or whatever that maybe their Kardashian brand needs a new image. And because of tha…
By Alicia Lutes

Who Will Taye Diggs Play on 'Good Wife'?

So, everyone's favorite Twitter follower Taye Diggs has been cast in The Good Wife . Which is very exciting indeed! The actor has nabbed a brand new role on the CBS series and will add a much-needed bit of diversity. Heck, maybe he'll be so good he'…
By Alicia Lutes

Artificial Intelligence's Future is Happening Now

So... according to Louis Del Monte — physicist, entrepreneur, and author of The Artificial Intelligence Revolution — humans will no longer be the dominating lifeform on the planet by 2045. That honor will be bestowed upon artificial intelligence, or …
By Alicia Lutes

Watching 'Seinfeld' for the First Time

Listen: I am a television obsessive, OK? Particularly of the comedic variety. I study it, I love it, I one day hope to write it on a professional level and make you laugh all the live-long day. But there is one terribly egregious blind spot, for all …
By Alicia Lutes