TO BE TAKEI — Review by Kristy Puchko

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tobetakeiGeorge Takei’s impact on our world is difficult to succinctly summarize. Of course there are generations of science fiction fans who know him as occasionally swashbuckling and shirtless Sulu in the original Star Trekseries (and subsequent string of films). Then there’s a new wave of fans who’ve come to know him as “Uncle George,” a social-media maverick who boasts more than 1.32 million Twitter followers and 7.4 million Facebook friends. But aside from being a statesman of sci-fi and king of memes, George Takei has also made a name for himself as an advocate, first for the rights of Japanese-Americans, then for the rights of the LGBT community. The documentary To Be Takei aims to capture each of these elements of George Takei’s public persona, while giving an in-depth look at his personal life with husband, Brad Takei né Altman. It’s a lot to take on, but director Jennifer M. Kroot delivers something that is as profound as it is funny and uplifting. Read more.>>

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Kristy Puchko

Kristy Puchko is a New York-based entertainment writer and film critic whose work has appeared on sites like Cinema Blend, Pop Crush, Screen Crush, CBR's Spinoff, Next Movie, The Film Stage, and Jezebel. After receiving her B.A. in Film Studies from Brooklyn College and the Macaulay Honors College, Kristy spent several years in post-production before she was wooed by the world of blogging. Since then, the movie obsession she's harbored since girlhood has served her well, playing into countless editorials, interviews, reviews, and infographics. You can keep up with her on Twitter: @KristyPuchko