HELLO. My name is Angelica Florio.

I am a freelance writer whose work has been published on GlamourBustlePlayboySplitsiderHelloGiggles, and more. I also have experience in documentary filmmaking and radio show production.

Below you will find my portfolio, bio, and contact information.

Happy scrolling! Each background image is from my travels through Italy in 2014, an inspiring pilgrimage which I think about often.

 

 

 

 

Portfolio

Below are links to selected published clips. As a current Contributing Writer for HelloGiggles and Bustle, many more of my work exists, which you can find Here and Here.

Cultural Commentary

“The Outcry Over Samantha Bee Makes Me Wonder: Is the C-Word Really That Terrible?” (Glamour)

“Celebrating 50 Years of the Hitachi Magic Wand, The World’s Most Unexpected Sex Toy” (Playboy)

“This Huge Oscars’ Gender Inequality Problem Has Been Hiding In Plain Sight For Years” (Bustle)

“Hollywood’s Biased Definitions Of ‘Heroism’ And ‘Bravery'” (Bustle)

Celebrity Profiles:

“The ‘Transparent’ Season 4 Cast Say The Amazon Series Has Made Them Question Their Own Assigned Identities” (Interview with Jill Soloway, Judith Light, Amy Landecker, Rob Huebel, Gaby Hoffman, and Jay Duplass for Bustle)

“What Sofia Coppola Really Thinks About Those ‘The Beguiled’ Racism Accusations” (Interview with Sofia Coppola for Bustle)

“‘She’s Gotta Have It’s Cleo Anthony Got A Crash Course In Being Woke From Spike Lee (Interview with actor Cleo Anthony for Bustle)

“Lizz Winstead Has Superpowers” (Interview with Lizz Winstead for Splitsider)

Opinion Pieces About TV Shows & Films:

‘The Disaster Artist’ Wants You To Root For Its Underdog Hero But Here’s Why You Actually Shouldn’t (Bustle)

“How This ‘Suburbicon’ Scene Sums Up White Feminism In The Most Depressing Way” (Bustle)

“Why Marty is the one who got away on ‘Gilmore Girls'” (HelloGiggles)

Current Events:

“Norma McCorvy, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, dies at 69 — but her legacy will live on forever” (HelloGiggles)

“Charles Barkley is worried about ‘girls basketball’ style catching on and we have some questions” (HelloGiggles)

“Don’t Care About Virtual Reality? Here’s Why You Should” (Heleo)

Satire:

“‘Nothing is Going to Get Better. It’s Not’ And More Dr. Seuss Quotes That Fit Today’s… Situation” (BullshitIst)

“The Avant Gardener” (Medium)

More About Me

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Born in Hoboken, NJ then raised in Ashland, OR, I have always had a penchant for understanding the puzzling paradoxes of society spanning from coast-to-coast and beyond. Writing has become my vehicle.

The media and its immeasurable power to influence cultures has also long fascinated me. Once I entered college at The George Washington University, I signed up to take classes in media studies. I was soon admitted into The School of Media and Public Affairs to study journalism. However, my curiosity got the best of me that year, and I decided to transfer to Colorado College where the grass was greener simply because there was no grass of any color at GW’s urban campus. At the small Liberal Arts college in Colorado Springs, I expanded my storytelling repertoire by producing short documentary films, and writing sketch comedy shows and creative nonfiction.

After graduating in May of 2015, I have continued looking skeptically at things that fascinate me, like the impact that Hollywood has on shaping society’s gender roles and the potential for reality TV to empower and portray women with complex nuance. I strive to both participate in the entertainment industry and question its role in reinforcing oppressive hierarchical identities, and if you’re wondering if I ever just watch a movie and relax the answer is no unless it’s When Harry Met Sally because that movie has some miraculous calming effect on me.

Since moving to Brooklyn, I worked as an Editorial Fellow/Assistant for a media startup, Heleo.com. I have also taken classes in improv at Magnet Theater and sketch writing at UCB. I now work as a Weekend Writer for HelloGiggles.com, which is an absolute blast. I hope to expand my portfolio as a freelance writer while continuing to hone my comedy-writing skills this year.

For leisure (yes I identify as Lady of Leisure with a day job) I practice yoga, I knit, I think I should go on a hike, and I search for hiking trails online. No I don’t actually go on hikes, but merely thinking about and planning to do so while living in NYC takes up enough time that I find my days adequately filled.

 

Contact

Please use this page to contact me, or email me directly at florioangelica@gmail.com. Thank you!