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Love and Surveillance: Dating Shows Channel More Than Reality

Netflix released multiple reality TV shows in 2020 that feature beautiful people blissfully succumbing to the power of being watched. Read more »

Botch Goddess: How Bridget Jones Redefined Career Failure

The unlikely icon made fallibility as a career asset. Read more »

Quid Pro No: Women Approach Power from a New Direction

Recent representations of women on television have reset gender hierarchies centered around cishet male desire. Read more »

Let’s Go to the Tape: Filmmaker Amy Ziering on Bias and Belief in HBO’s “Allen v. Farrow”

“The fact that you hear a victim speak out doesn’t make it biased.” Read more »

Live Through This: HBO’s “Tina” Is a Fitting Final Bow for an Iconic Survivor

The documentary isn’t a revelation or a surprise—it’s a much-needed closure. Read more »

The “Magic School Bus” Reboot Ditches Ms. Frizzle's Extravagant Spirit

There’s uninspired scenery and characters—and a weirdly sexualized Ms. Frizzle. Read more »

Nobody’s Savior: Jay-Z Can’t Be Our Messiah

Jay-Z cannot deliver us into an era of racial equity. He’s nobody’s savior—not even his own. Read more »

Cis Gatekeepers Have No Place in Trans Stories

Allow trans people to tell trans stories on their own terms and through their own lens. Read more »

Is “WandaVision” Celebrating or Condemning the Military?

WandaVision is unsure of its footing when it comes to S.W.O.R.D. and the FBI. Read more »

In Its Joy, “Minari” Expands the Boundaries of the American Dream

The art of storytelling involves a series of critical decisions about what you leave in and what you edit out. 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 »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. 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 »