“Made in Heaven” Injects Feminism into India’s Big Wedding Industry

Though the show is purportedly about the lives of the wedding planners, its goal is in fact to not just challenge the patriarchy but to crush it under a designer heel. Read more »

The “Claws” Effect: “Good Girls” Is More Than a Guilty Pleasure

These women are more concerned about paying their mortgages, caring for their children, and fighting complicated custody battles than facing consequences. Read more »

A Girl Has Sex: Three Cheers for Arya Stark’s Sex Scene

Given Arya’s recent past, this might be the most wholesome thing she’s done in a while. Read more »

Finally, There’s a Comedy Where Disability Isn’t the Punch Line

The show offers a protagonist who experiences insecurities that most people, disabled or not, can relate to. Read more »

What’s Our Damage?: Revisiting the Legacy of the Teenage Alpha Bitch

These characters understood that being a teenage girl was synonymous with hypervigilant performance. Read more »

Every Breath You Take: Season 2 of “Killing Eve” Is Fuel for Our Obsession

Is Eve’s obsession with Villanelle or with the prospect of unpacking the psyche of female killers? Read more »

Casual Righteousness: The Feminist Evolution of Teen Dramas

Though the politics of the Archie Universe aren’t perfect, they signify a powerful shift in the content of teen drama. Read more »

The Racial Politics of Disney Animals

Scholar and activist Walidah Imarisha talks about the messages of films like The Jungle Book. Read more »

BitchWatch: 13 SXSW Films Directed by Women

These 13 movies directed by women are bold, provocative, and give a peek into the future of film and women’s stories onscreen. Read more »

This is Us: In Jordan Peele’s new film, the tormentors look all too familiar

Us is a film about the ways we can be complicit in the suffering of others without even knowing it. Read more »

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"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »