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False Hope: Can Anyone Stop Religious Conversion Camps?

Pray Away cracks open the duality of “belonging.” Read more »

Land Mine: Did “Rutherford Falls” Need to Center a White Guy?

The story draws on a narrative that has gained traction in the reckoning around race and history. Read more »

Queer Fear: The “Fear Street” Trilogy Refuses to Bury Its Gays

Fear Street refuses to prioritize straight, white leads like the slasher films of the past. Read more »

Better Than Sex Ed: Pop Culture Is Teaching Teens About Sex

When sex education isn’t what kids need, they look to pop culture for the answers. Read more »

The Conditional Feminism of “My Unorthodox Life”

Growing as a feminist doesn’t mean shrinking as a Jew. Read more »

Color Struck: Hollywood Can’t Scrub Its Colorism Problem

In the Heights is anxiously concerned about the white gaze. Read more »

Brain Power: Cartoons Diversify the Face of Neurodivergence

Recent animated shows, including The Owl House and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power are beautifully doing this work. Read more »

This Woman’s Work: “Lupita” Gets Inside the Life of an Indigenous Resistance Leader

“This is a woman [who] can tell the story of 500 years of repression of Indigenous peoples.” Read more »

Remembering the Unshakable Jewishness of “The Nanny”

Jewish television characters have historically been outliers. Read more »

Making Waves: In “Luca” and “Wolfwalkers,” Monstrousness Is a Queer Metaphor

While the two films feature protagonists’ attempts to assimilate into human culture, they also ultimately do so under the threat of violence and discrimination. Read more »

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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 »

No Disrespect: Black Women and the Burden of Respectability

Hollywood still filters (and distorts) the lives and histories of minorities through the eyes of the majority. Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  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 »