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Marco Saveriano

Freelance Writer and Editor

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Marco is a freelance writer and editor from Montreal, Canada. He's an avid TV watcher, and a lifelong lover of all things pop music. When he's not writing about television, pop culture, and LGBTQ issues, you can probably find him drinking a cocktail with a face mask on. In the past, he has written for INTO, Culturess, FanSided, Confront Magazine, Blush, Proof, and The Concordian.

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FanSided
01/26/2020
The history of Sugar & Spice, the forgotten cheerleading movie

When you think of a legendary teen movie about cheerleaders, chances are your mind immediately goes to Bring It On (the original, not one of the direct-to-DVD sequels). From its quotable quips to the cast of young Hollywood's finest, it's widely remembered as the cheerleading movie of the 2000s, or possibly the defining cheerleading movie of all time, full stop.

FanSided
03/27/2020
The complicated case of Madonna's 'Vogue'

Madonna is the type of icon who has transcended generations. Maybe you grew up listening to her, or maybe you grew up with your parents playing her music, but no matter what, she has remained present in the pop music canon for nearly 40 years.

Culturess
03/03/2019
Kim's Convenience star Simu Liu talks diversity, superheroes and Crazy Rich Asians

American audiences may not be as familiar with the Kim family, but in Canada, Kim's Convenience has been warming our hearts and making us laugh since it first aired on CBC in 2016. Fast forward to now, and the show has been added on Netflix around the world, garnering a whole new crop of fans to love and appreciate Appa, Umma, Jong and Janet.

Culturess
02/27/2019
Jane The Virgin's Jaime Camil opens up about series finale

Jane The Virgin was a sleeper hit after its premiere on The CW in 2014. When the show's lead actress, Gina Rodriguez, won a Golden Globe for her performance in the first season - the network's first nomination and win - people really took notice.

INTO
08/18/2018
Learning to Love My Bald Head

Everyone has a security blanket, something that makes them feel comforted and safe. For a lot of people, their security blanket is their hair. Whether you always keep it long or refuse to get rid of your bangs, there’s something about your hair that makes you feel safe. I have felt that way ever since I was a teenager, and my biggest fear was always losing my hair. Now my biggest fear is coming true, and I finally had to face reality.

Culturess
07/11/2018
The problem with Real Men Watch Bravo and toxic masculinity

In the grand tradition of praising straight men for literally anything, Bravo has greenlit a talk show just for (heterosexual) men who watch Bravo, hosted by Jerry O'Connell. I'll give you a few seconds to roll your eyes before reading on.

Culturess
07/09/2018
Don't just blame Scarlett Johansson, blame Hollywood too

Scarlett Johansson came under fire last week when it was announced that she would be portraying Dante "Tex" Gill, in the newly announced film, Rub & Tug. The film is based on the real-life story of Gill, who ran a string of massage parlors that were fronts for prostitution dens in the 1970s and '80s.

Culturess
03/14/2018
Yes, we do need Love, Simon right now

Love, Simon is a coming-of-age tale about a gay teenager named Simon (played by Nick Robinson). Simon discovers there's another closeted boy in his school, under the pseudonym Blue, and he befriends him through anonymous emails. As he's not out to his best friends or family, Simon's relieved to talk to someone who is just like him.

The Concordian
09/30/2014
2 Sorelle turns gelato into a sister act - The Concordian

Are you craving authentic Italian gelato and fresh baked goods, or just a cozy place to sit with a cup of coffee while you catch up on your homework? If so, look no further than 2 Sorelle Gelato Café. Situated on Amherst Street in Montreal's Gay Village, 2 Sorelle was founded by sisters Cynthia and Jessica Colati this past summer.

The Concordian
10/12/2015
Meet Montreal's beloved Billy L'Amour - The Concordian

It's not every day you meet a performer who can light up a stage quite like Billy L'Amour. The Montreal-based drag queen extraordinaire boasts an impressive resumé-she is a former ballerina for Les Ballets Grandiva, an all-male drag/ballet hybrid, a soloist for the Paris Opera and La La La Human Steps-and with a string of upcoming shows and an impending move to California, it won't be long before everyone knows her name.

The Concordian
11/18/2014
Explore Japan without leaving the 514 - The Concordian

Young people are always encouraged to travel the world. We're told to expand our horizons and have exciting new experiences. Unfortunately, with part-time jobs and student loans, travelling across the world is not always an option. Luckily for us, Montreal is a booming multicultural metropolis filled with people from around the globe.