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Culture Girl is an American YouTube series created by Lauren Smalls (San Antonio, Texas, born May 10th, 1992), with its videos being published since September 9th, 2017.

Synopsis

Lauren Smalls is a reviewer who explores films, TV shows, comic books and video games as she gets into some misadventures.

Characters

  • Lauren Smalls - a reviewer who reviews several media, including films, television, comic books and video games.
  • John Smalls - Lauren's brother who helps her in reviews.
  • Adriana Lewis - Lauren's best friend who sometimes co-hosts the series with her.
  • Jimmy McMoon - Lauren's husband who is rather TBD.
  • Maya Smalls - Lauren's cousin who occasionally shows up to help her.
  • Thomas Ronstine - Lauren's friend and Maya's love interest who is TBD.
  • Cleo - Lauren's pet cat.
  • Beelzebub - a biblical demon who first appeared in Lauren's Beetlejuice review, becoming a recurring character. He is played by Jimmy McMoon.
  • Ivanna Lizard - a parody of Ivan Drago who fought Lauren several times mainly appearing in the Rocky-based reviews. She is played by Lauren Smalls.
  • Danny the Doll - a haunted doll who haunts several people being TBD. He is voiced by Thomas Ronstine.
  • Michael Bay - a film director who is obsessed with explosions. He is played by John Smalls.
  • Nihilist Pikachu - an extremely nihilistic Pikachu who usually comes with rather nihilistic thoughts. He's voiced by Maya Smalls.
  • The CEO of STX - the owner of STX who greenlights absurd ideas to get rich. He is played by John Smalls.
  • Doris - the CEO's assistant. She is played by Maya Smalls.
  • [why do I want to half pay homage to the Dante Basco thing by having some subcelebs appear as themselves?]

Videos

Regular

Specials

Spooky Month 2018

Cartoon Network Extravaganza

  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: Dexter's Laboratory (December 1st, 2019)
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: Johnny Bravo (December 2nd, 2019)
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: Cow and Chicken (December 3rd, 2019)
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: The Powerpuff Girls (December 4th, 2019)
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: Ed, Edd n' Eddy (December 5th, 2019)
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: Courage the Cowardly Dog (December 6th, 2019)
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: Samurai Jack
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: Ben 10
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: Adventure Time
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: Regular Show
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: The Amazing World of Gumball
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: Generator Rex 
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: Steven Universe
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes!
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: Craig of the Creek
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart
  • Cartoon Network Extravaganza: Infinity Train

Bad Reboots Ideas Month

[June kinda to relief from COVID-19, about something absurd for comedy purposes, Alec Baldwin or TBD]

Tropes

See Culture Girl/Tropes.

Trivia

  • Lauren is bisexual, although she holds a preference for males.
  • Laura revealed she is a Republican.
  • Lauren's favorite film series is the Rocky film series with Child's Play as a close second.
  • Her favorite actors and actresses list include Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alan Rickman, Johnny Depp, Mike Myers, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anna Kendrick, Helena Bonham Carter, Mark Hamill, Aubrey Plaza, Cameron Diaz, TBD.
  • Some of favorite directors are Alfred Hitchcock, Scott Derrickson and TBD.
  • She once listed a "list of guys I'd like to fuck", including Sean Hayes (even if he's gay), Will Smith, Brendon Urie, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Pratt, Chris Pine, Brad Pitt, Elon Musk, TBD.
  • She also listed a "list of women I'd like to fuck", including Helena Bonham Carter, Aubrey Plaza, Brie Larson, Scarlett Johansson, Cameron Diaz, TBD.
  • Some of the figures she despises include Awkawfina, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, TBD.
  • Her favorite film studio is Warner Bros. Pictures with Walt Disney Pictures as a close second.
    • Her favorite Warner Bros. film is The Shining while her favorite Disney film is The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
    • While she likes both Looney Tunes and Mickey Mouse, she prefers the first one due to its slapstick nature and witty humor.
      • In the first case, her favorite characters are Bugs, Daffy and Porky, while in the second case, her favorite ones are Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Scrooge.
  • Her favorite network is The CW and her favorite cable channel is HBO.
  • Her current least favorite company is STX Entertainment, at least the animation department.
  • Lauren's once made a list of her favorite cartoons, including classic ones like Mickey Mouse, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, Woody WoodpeckerThe Pink Panther, Transformers and Garfield and modern ones like The Simpsons, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Powerpuff Girls, Kim Possible, Adventure Time, Gravity Falls and Danny Phantom.
  • Her list of favorite comic book titles includes Batman, Superman, The Flash, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TBD.
    • Among her favorite TV or film adaptions, the list includes Batman: The Animated SeriesThe Dark Knight trilogy, the first three Superman films, Smallville, the Justice League series, the 2003 Teen Titans series, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Doctor Strange, TBD.
    • She admitted she likes Teen Titans Go!, despite its negative fan reception, and placed it third on her top ten guilty pleasures.
  • Her favorite video game franchises are Pokémon, Mario, The Legend of ZeldaSonic the Hedgehog, Spyro the Dragon, Crash Bandicoot, Grand Theft Auto, Overwatch, Mortal Kombat, TBD.
  • Her favorite Broadway musicals are Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, TBD.
  • She holds a huge dislike of Cats due to being nearly two hours of no story and just random songs.
  • Her least favorite films include The Room, Freddy Got Fingered, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Avatar, Fifty Shades of Grey, The Twilight Saga, most Disney live-action remakes (save for 1996's 101 Dalmatians, 2017's Beauty and the Beast and 2019's Aladdin), The Emoji Movie, Norm of the North, UglyDolls, TBD.
  • She admitted she isn't a big fan of live-action Disney remakes, arguing that they completely have no point and that Disney only does that to get quick cash with them.
    • She went even further and split Disney into two types: the nice Disney envisioned by Walt himself who entertains people with good quality, both on film and television, despite some mistakes like Chicken Little, and today's corporate Disney who only cares about money and expanding its "evil empire", leading to disappointing projects like the live-action remakes and sequels, as well as overusing clichés like the twist villain, TBD.
    • She was also critical of 20th Century Fox's acquisition by the company, considering that it would give the company a larger power that it has already and it could be a threat to other companies.
      • However, she was rather happy and excited about the possibility of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four joining the MCU in a near future.
  • She also holds a certain dislike of Sony Pictures for similar reasons as Disney due to rebooting their classic properties into movies that either force TBD.
  • While she likes CGI-animated films, she is rather upset about the fact that it's the only type of animation seen on theaters nowadays while traditional animation is relegated to cable television (like Cartoon Network, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon) and streaming platforms (like Netflix or Amazon Prime).
  • She admits she has some weird ambitions like becoming an adult actress, working on a sex hotline, [ideas], TBD.
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