4minute is one of K-pop's longer running girl groups having been together for five years now, but it's not until this past year that they've started charting No. 1 hits. They first achieved the feat last April with "What's Your Name?," and the girls finally strike gold again this week as their latest single, "Whatcha Doin' Today," debuts at No. 1 on the official Gaon chart.
It was a close race to the top, with only the tiniest difference between 4minute and Lim Chang-Jung's "Ordinary Song," which debuts at No. 2.
AOA's "Miniskirt" is still in the top thirty after two and a half months, this week sitting at No. 28.
The most interesting entry on the charts this week belongs to Lee Michelle, who crashes and burns at No. 142 with her debut single, "Without You." Michelle first rose to fame on season 1 of reality TV singing contest, K-pop Star, which landed her a record deal with YG Entertainment. She was supposed to debut in YG's then highly-publicized girl group, SuPearls, but after almost two years of training, the group was disbanded and Michelle was dropped. Considering how much controversy the disbandment caused at the time, you'd think her long-awaited solo debut would've been a big hit. "Without You" has since fallen out of Melon's top 100 and the instiz iChart, so the chances of it climbing any higher next week are slim to none.
Anyway, check out this week's key K-pop hits below!
No. 1. 4minute - Whatcha Doin' Today
No. 6. Orange Caramel - Catallena
No. 22. Ga-In - A Tempo
No. 43. TROY - Green Light
No. 142. Lee Michelle - Without You
The classic He-Man meme video stands the test of time as an iconic example of queer-coded art.
In December of 2005, Brokeback Mountain shifted queer-coded cinema into the mainstream.
Prior to 2005, "New Queer Cinema"––a term coined by film scholar B. Ruby Rich in Sight & Sound to define the queer-themed independent film movement, which focused on rejecting heteronormativity and concentrated on LGBTQ protagonists––existed on the fringe of the film world. It's worth noting that while the movement primarily refers to the boom in independent LGBTQ films from 1992 onwards, queer cinema existed for many years prior, albeit without a proper name. But regardless of nomenclature, New Queer Cinema was typically designated for niche audiences, relegated to arthouse showings at best.
There's a big problem with the trailer for Morbius, Sony's upcoming Marvel outing that is definitely not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though it has Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture (please let us keep our license, Disney!).
See if you can spot it.
MORBIUS - Teaser Trailer www.youtube.com
If you answered, "Sampling Beethoven's 'Für Elise' to line up with blue-tinted action shots is the absolute lowest effort, brain-dead attempt to signify 'gothic vampire movie' in the entire history of movie trailers," you're correct, but that's still not the biggest problem with Morbius. No, the biggest problem is that Morbius is played by Jared Leto.