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The Thirst Order: “The Rise of Skywalker” Ignites Complicated Feelings for Feminist Fans

Now that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker makes Reylo canon, debates about whether or not it constitutes a harmful relationship depiction are back in full force. Read more »

More of the Same: The Worst Reboots on the Horizon

Do we really need to keep telling the same stories over and over again? Read more »

Cold Comfort: “The Goop Lab” Proves Capitalist Takes on Self-Care Aren’t Going Anywhere

“We’re here one time, one life, like, how can we really like milk the shit out of this?” Read more »

Screaming Match: “Marriage Story” Doesn’t Reckon with the Misogyny of Its Male Protagonist

What’s most disheartening about Marriage Story is that Noah Baumbach clearly believes Charlie and Nicole deserve the same happy ending. Read more »

“The L Word: Generation Q” Stumbles Over a Alcoholism Storyline—Again

I’d like to see a queer character onscreen who has struggled with addiction but has done the work to be well. Read more »

Numa Perrier Brings Humanity to the Cam-Girl Experience

Numa Perrier’s story of sexual awakening and self-realization is gritty and realistic without ever turning its Black women characters into victims. Read more »

Flewed Out: After 20 Years, “Chicken Run” Remains a Lesson in Ethical Labor

Ginger and her chooks taught us that collective action, coalition building, consciousness-raising, and plucky persistence are necessary ingredients for a revolution. Read more »

“Grace and Frankie” Expands Its World, but Loses Insight into the Women at Its Center

Grace and Frankie is at its best when it follows its tried and true formula. Read more »

“Like a Boss” Takes Down a Girlboss, But Loses Its Sense of Humor

Like a Boss has a message that’s both confusing and unfunny. Read more »

The Witching Hour: What the CW Loses to Magical Surrealism

As the CW depicts women’s coming of age stories through magical surrealism, we lose nuance. Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... 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 »