About Allan Mott

Allan Mott was once accused of being a narcissistic goth lesbian by a disgruntled Amazon reviewer. That pretty much sums up his writing career (which includes 12 and 1/2 books and frequent contributions to such sites as XOJane, XOJaneUK, Canuxploitation, Bookgasm and Flick Attack,). His most personal writing can be found at VanityFear.com, where he uses the subject of B-Movies to mostly talk about boobs and stuff. Tweet him on the Twitter at @HouseofGlib.

What’s the “Battle Song” in the Soundtrack of Your Life?


Often I’ll find myself listening to songs specifically because I think they are the perfect accompaniment to the film scene version of what I’m doing at that moment.

What Fictional Universe Do You Most Want to Live In?


Movie, book, TV show, epic poem, comic book, Concept album, ad campaign, play, opera–doesn’t matter what kind of fiction it is….

What’s the Most Random Movie Scene That Makes You Cry?

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These are five movie scenes you might not expect that make me cry every single time.

What Would It Take To Make You Support Secession?


How far would those you oppose have to go before you finally said, “Eff it, we’re starting our own country!”

What’s the Best Book You Never Finished?


Sometimes you encounter a book that you know is objectively excellent, but which hits a nerve in a way that you simply cannot keep reading it.

The First Date Deal Breaker Files Part Eight: Objectively Enthusiastic.

The Fountainhead Gary Cooper

You see a lot to like on their bookshelf, but then your eyes meet the section that is seemingly devoted to the entire bibliography of Ayn Rand….

Waffles or Pancakes?



Do We Really Want to Live In a World Where No One is Ever Offended?


Even the best of us with the best of intentions will eventually run into a situation where we say or do something that has offended someone–it’s literally impossible to avoid.

Would You Pay Money To See Your Own Funeral?


There is a very good chance that by merely watching the film you set in motion the events that lead to its creation.

What’s the Simplest Skill You Haven’t Mastered?


I can’t figure out how to tie a frikkin’ necktie for the life of me.

Is Rock Dead? Gene Simmons Thinks So and I Can’t Completely Disagree….


Rock probably isn’t dead, but it’s not healthy, because our attitudes about the importance of art in our lives as a whole are not healthy.

What’s Your Major Cultural Blind Spot?


What’s the big hole in your conversational canvas that requires you to step out and go to the washroom when it inevitably comes up?

What’s the One Writing Mistake You Can’t Stop Making

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My big one is adding an unnecessary “-ly” to words like probable, usual and casual.

If You Had the Power to Ban a Work of Art Would You Ever Use It?


Or do you believe–as I do–that there is a place for the offensive, even if it’s only to confirm what we know to be good and true?

Tapas or One Plate of Food?


In my brain it seems slightly better to waste a little of a lot of things than a lot of just one thing. My brain is weird and does things like that, even when it makes no sense.

The First Date Deal Breaker Files Part Seven: “Hi Mom!”


There you see sitting on their couch a life-size doll, dressed in the manner of a middle-aged woman.