Zut Suit Riot

Hi, I'm Natalie Zutter! I'm a playwright, entertainment blogger, and aspiring comic book writer living in New York City. Since graduating from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, I'm trying to figure out how to apply that same interdisciplinary format to my post-college life in the arts world.

I've had several productions through NYU; check out my resumé and photos/video of my plays above.

I'm the Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Comics, YA, Romance, and Children's Editor at Bookish. Previously, my writing has appeared on Crushable, Tor.com, BlackBook, Ology, and AFK On Air.

I'm also the co-creator of the webcomic Leftovers, about a ragtag food truck helping survivors of the zombie apocalypse.
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On October 15, 2011, I moved back to my adolescent bedroom with $300 to my name; on October 1, 2012, I moved into a Bushwick apartment I’d recently signed a lease for, once more a proud, productive member of the American economy. In between, I freelanced extensively for a number of publications, usually on a daily basis — my math is very shaky, but I estimate I published somewhere between 200,000 and 400,000 words in that time span, some of them terrible, some of them not-terrible, but all of them paid for. Over the last year several people have burnished my ego by telling me I’m the only one amongst our age group whom they know to be making a full-time go of the freelance thing, which is sort of hilarious/terrifying because I fell into it accidentally and had never taken the time to think about how I’d gotten to this position. Here is my stab at some of that thought process, though I’m sure I’m forgetting plenty.

(DISCLAIMER: Things I have been wrong about include the long-term viability of Kreayshawn, the candidacy of Francois Hollande, the importance of chemistry between the 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers, the subversiveness of Odd Future, etc. I am wrong a lot, and if anyone reading this has found a better way to do the things I’m writing about, great! Please chase that. But this has generally worked for me, and thus I will share it with you.)

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This has been so insightful.

Maybe it’s just me, but Katy Perry’s blue, straight-cut bob while performing “Part of Me” really reminded me of the turquoise wig Gaga sported for most of 2011 and in her “Marry the Night” video.

Everything seems to take longer today—I almost want to push off the weekend for an hour or two so I feel like I have everything in order! Here’s what’s getting me through:

  • Maroon 5, “Moves Like Jagger”
  • Taio Cruz, “Dynamite”
  • 2gether, “The Hardest Part of Breaking Up (Is Getting Back Your Stuff)”
  • Men at Work, “Land Down Under”

I’m pretty proud of this post after all the Beyonce drama broke. Also, a lot of physical shit goes down in pregnancy movies.

Exhibit A: Two entertainment journalists sharing breaking news.

Apparently any mention related to Firefly causes typos.

It seems like Abduction is trying to make a big mystery out of who plays Martin Price, Nathan’s (Taylor Lautner) biological father who’s also a super spy. During his phone call with Nathan, we see only his nose and mouth, and briefly his face from a distance.

But that’s where the filmmakers made a big mistake (or embedded the means to figure out this Easter egg): They chose an actor with an extremely distinctive scar on his upper lip.

Never have I felt prouder of being a movie dork who knows every celebrity.